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?

NESmaker 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.

GET ACTIVATION CODE

DOWNLOAD

NESmaker v4.1.5

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FLASHERS / CARTRIDGES

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

 

*If you order NESmaker, an activation code will be sent to the email associated with your method of payment.

If you do not see this email, please check junk and spam folders

PLAY THE DEMOS!

test drive every entry in 2019's

official  'Byte-Off'  competition!

2019

Want to play some demos for new NES games?  Check out the submissions for the first ever NESmaker development competition, where NESmaker users had one month to develop an original, playable demo that runs on a real NES cartridge.  You can play these demos right here for free in your browser, or download the ROM bundle!

 

And don't forget to take the survey about the fan favorite  for a chance to win a RetroUSB AVS system!

 

Check it out here.

This world needs new Heroes

NESmaker: Zero to 8-bit hero!

Tutorials

For all the latest tutorials, SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel!

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

Twenty minute projects

no code required!

Maze game

Simple Platformer

Adventure Game

Scrolling Platformer

Simple Shooter

advanced nesmaker tutorials

COMING

SOON!

Links:

if you have trouble activating nesmaker - CONTACT US HERE

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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