THE FILM

THE GAME

THE TOOLS

NESmaker is the tool set we built to create actual hardware playable cartridge-based NES games without ever having to write a line of code

WHAT IS NESMAKER?

NES maker is software for PC that allows users to create brand new, hardware playable, cartridge based games for the Nintendo Entertainment System in a modern development environment.  These games will play on any hardware based system that can play NES games, and on any NES emulator that supports mapper 30.  To see how it all got started, watch "The New 8-bit Heroes," available on Amazon and Vimeo.

NESmaker: Zero to 8-bit hero!

Tutorials

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Starting A Project

The Pixel Editor

Creating Assets

Paths

Screen Painting

Game Objects

Monsters

Input Management

HUD Management

Text and Dialogue

Editing scripts

Music and SFX

variables, constants

and macros

Special Screens

Creating Custom

Modules

understanding

sprite zero

bits and flags

code cores

testing Custom

Scripts

flashing a cartridge

NESMaker Showcase:

just a few of the games in development :

BYTE OFF!

the first official NEsmaker

Game development competition

FEATURED project:

Tower of turmoil

Tower of Turmoil, by CutterCross, is a perfect example of a project that takes the base functionality of NESmaker and does something incredible with it.  Cut scenes, boss battles, great animation, a phenomenal chiptune sound track... play the game here!

(Recommended emulator: MESEN)

 

GET ACTIVATION CODE

DOWNLOAD

NESmaker v4.1.5

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2019

Open to entries of all skill levels - click here for information on rules, judges, prizes, and more!

 

The most recent code patches can be found on the forums here.

 

This world needs new Heroes

theme:

Twenty minute projects

no code required!

Maze game

Simple Platformer

Adventure Game

Scrolling Platformer

Simple Shooter

advanced nesmaker tutorials

COMING

SOON!

Links:

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If you need to talk about using nesmaker -  INTERACT ON THE FORUMS

Keep up to date on NESmaker's progress!

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BONUS DEMO GAME:

Our Recommended

Emulator is MESEN. Download it Here

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