Defold now supports Nintendo Switch

Defold has added support for the Nintendo Switch. It’s the fist console that the engine supports.

“When the decision was made to work on console support for Defold it was an absolute no-brainer to start with Nintendo Switch. Not only had our community asked for Nintendo Switch support for quite some time but the capabilities of Defold also seemed perfectly suited for the Nintendo Switch. It also turned out to be very easy to port to the platform and it was a real pleasure to work with the Nintendo Switch SDK. We can’t wait to play some great Defold games on Nintendo Switch!” said Defold Product Owner Björn Ritzl.

While the engine itself is free, the Nintendo Switch support is not. Access to the Nintendo Switch SDK, tools and resources is controlled by Nintendo and could only be made available at a fee.

To enable the Nintendo Switch support in Defold, developers need to

  1. Become a Defold community donor with Nintendo Switch included in their membership tier, and
  2. Become a registered game developer for Nintendo platforms.

Here’s more on how to sign up for the Switch support.

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