Made with Mario Maker, the game maker is making stuff, and now that’s making it.
Ed Boon, CEO of Made with Ed, an organization that provides free, community-based, educational tools for makers, announced the project Tuesday.
“With the MarioMaker community’s enthusiasm and love for our tools, it’s only fitting that we release a tool that is a game creation platform that is truly for the makers,” he said in a statement.
“The goal of Made With Ed is to bring a fun, engaging, and interactive gaming experience to every Maker.”
Boon said the project will be a collaborative project that is open to the public.
He said he was not going to make a trailer for the product, but it would be a fun idea to see the tool being used in a game.
“In my experience, people are really passionate about making things,” he told The Verge.
“We are passionate about being able to give back to the community that is so important to us.
I want to bring the Mario maker experience to people in a way that makes them feel like they are making things for real.”
There are currently six available platforms for making things, but Boon says the Mario makers have not chosen which ones they will support.
He has previously stated that the Mario project would not be funded by Nintendo, but he said that this time, it would not come down to funding the game itself.
Boon has also stated that he does not plan on making an app for the platform, as it would require too much work to implement.
“I want to be able to share this with everyone, and if it doesn’t work out I’ll just put it on the App Store and I’m done,” he explained.
“That’s not the Mariomaker experience.
I am not going into the App store and trying to figure out how to sell to a bunch of developers.
I have a very good relationship with the developers.”