Upload Your GameMaker Games To Nintendo Switch


With the GameMaker Enterprise package, you can export your GameMaker games to the Nintendo Switch eShop.

The home console/handheld hybrid has sold over 107 million units worldwide, allowing gamers to play their favourite titles anytime, anywhere, with anyone.

The Enterprise package also allows you to export your games to the latest PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

“Since announcing our relationship with Nintendo to launch the GameMaker Nintendo Switch export, we’ve been contacted by over one thousand developers who want to bring their GameMaker titles onto Nintendo’s record-breaking console,” said James Cox, General Manager, YoYo Games.

“We’re excited to see the massive range of GameMaker content that will be launching on the platform.”

Jan Willem Nijman, creator of Minit together with Kitty, Jukio & Dom, agreed: “It's been very exciting to stay in touch with YoYo Games and see this all come to life.

“We’re delighted to be able to release Minit on the Nintendo Switch platform. Growing up toying with GameMaker and later turning it into a career, I wouldn't dare dream that eventually GameMaker would let us put our game on a Nintendo console!”

Minit Switch

How to upload your GameMaker games to Nintendo Switch

To become an authorized Nintendo Switch developer, please sign up at https://developer.nintendo.com.

The next step is to contact the Nintendo Regional offices at [email protected] if you’re based in Europe or Australia, or [email protected] if you’re based in the USA or elsewhere, to pitch your project and seek authorisation to become a Nintendo Switch developer.

Once you‘ve been approved as a developer, you should register your request via Nintendo’s GameMaker middleware web page. Please note that you’ll be required to sign in to your Nintendo Developer account to access this page.

Lastly, you’ll also need a GameMaker Enterprise subscription, which provides access to all of our export options.

Which GameMaker games are available on Nintendo Switch?

Some of the GameMaker indie games that are available to download on the Nintendo Switch eShop include:

What other platforms can GameMaker export to?

For more information on the platforms you can export to with GameMaker, check out the full list in our comprehensive export blog.

Written by Ross Manthorp
Ross Manthorp handles all things community at the GameMaker team. When he’s not pulling the strings from behind the scenes he’s enjoying Nintendo games, indie games, and getting emotional over cartoons and comics.
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