FUZE Technologies Ltd has shared the news that its upcoming educational coding platform release, FUZE4 Nintendo Switch, has been delayed until the end of next month.
If you've missed our previous coverage of this one, the software features a comprehensive selection of tutorial projects which allow users to get to grips with the ins-and-outs of game programming concepts. Reminiscent of original BASIC, but revitalised and redesigned to align itself with modern coding languages like Python, Java, and C++, it has been designed with simple commands to give beginners an easy route in, while also being powerful enough to write "stunning quality games and apps" in both 2D and 3D.
The video above explains the slight delay and shares a tech demo of the software for good measure. FUZE Technologies Managing Director, Jon Silvera, has also shared the following statement:
“In all honesty we’re all a bit disappointed to have delayed further but there really was no other option. The 31st of May is a comfortable date as we’re already in the final stages, no new features are being added just testing and adding as much tutorial and help content as we can. FUZE4 Nintendo Switch is special as there really is nothing else like it. We always knew we could come up with the goods but none of us realised quite how impressive the final release version would be. It’s fast, intuitive and very accessible.
"From a personal perspective I could not be prouder. We’re a small team with limited resources. The team has worked tirelessly for almost two years. It’s been an incredible journey and one I hope will put the younger team members in very good stead for their lives ahead.”
“Finally, Nintendo’s awesome Switch made it possible for us to realise the answer to the original question that began this journey. The question, could we recreate the accessible coding environment those of us who grew up in the 1970s and '80s was exposed to? The answer, after seven years of hard, but very enjoyable work, and thanks in no small part to Nintendo, is a resounding yes. Beyond our own expectations YES! Go code.”
If you want to learn more about FUZE4 Nintendo Switch, you can check out the official website right here. It's certainly an interesting release on the horizon for the console; we'll make sure to keep an eye out for more news in the coming weeks.
Are you interested in learning how to code your very own games? Let us know if you'll be checking this out when it launches on 31st May in the comments.