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Gomba, a new tool for prototyping 3DS games ⊟
Super smart DS/3DS dev Hugo Smits just revealed Gomba, a new 3DS game prototyping thingy based on his own development environment.
Gomba is a rapid prototype game creation tool for Nintendo 3DS. It offers a game engine, level editor, simulator and C-like scripting language and debugger. It’s super easy in use. Non-programmers can probably create a simple game in just a hour. While advanced programmers can go nuts with the C-like script.
You can drag-and-drop to make simple tile-based games, and then run them in a 3DS emulator – or, if you happen to have a 3DS debug unit, on the device itself.
This is so cool! I’m kinda freaking out, actually: a simple way to learn how to do game stuff, to 3DS specifications, is pretty much exactly what I want in my life. It’ll be Windows at first (not what I want in my life, sadly) but Smits plans to port it to Flash for browser-based use.BUY Nintendo 2DS & 3DS/XL, upcoming games