FUZE4 Nintendo Switch is a coding application for Nintendo Switch. It has been designed and developed by a team of experienced gamers, programmers, artists and educators. Programming languages all have their pros and cons. FUZE4 takes as many pros as could be crammed in from a mix of these languages (C, Python & BASIC to name a few) to create a language that is as easy as BASIC, powerful like C and versatile like Python. The end result is a language ideally suited to coding games and apps for absolute beginners and seasoned programmers alike.
There are more than 200 functions and commands in the language covering 2D, 3D, Audio, Text and Controls.
Over $1,000 worth of gaming assets are included. That’s more than 10,000 3D models, 2D sprites and sound files!
A comprehensive Programmer’s Reference guide with detailed explanations and examples for most commands.
More than 25 Tutorials ranging from “Hello World” to a step-by-step game series.
Extensive examples and demo programs to inspire, modify and play.
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Intuitive, clear and minimal
Customisable with a variety of themes
Works with Touch, Joy-Cons and USB keyboards
Comprehensive Help including a full command reference with explanations and examples, quick reference and extensive tutorials
Fully functional Coder’s touch keyboard (& USB, Joy-Con etc.). Almost all items accessible with a single tap
Undo / Redo
Copy, Cut & Paste
Instant access to media assets and on-screen help
Intuitive cursor controls
F unction key support with USB keyboard
Built in libraries for 2D, 3D & Audio
Variable types (Int, Float, String, Structures, Arrays, Vectors, Handles)
S imple to advanced math functions including lerp, bezier, distance, clamp, cross and dot product, normalise etc.
Handles 2D Graphics with ease including quadrilateral image deformation
Advanced Sprite Engine including sprite camera, scaling, rotation, animation, fading, tinting, velocity (against all transformations) and collision d etection
Supports Tilemaps and Spritesheets
2D Effects including screen filters and multiple screen buffers
P owerful 3D Engine with world, point and ambient lighting, with or without shadows
Deferred rendering - separation of geometry and lighting in a 3D renderer using intermediate buffers
Temporal anti-aliasing (TAA) - antialiasing method using data from previous frames
H igh dynamic range rendering (HDRR) - rendering using a wide range of colours to calculate lighting before tone mapping to sRGB output
3D Camera (location and direction) with FOV control
Load existing models and create scenes using shapes (cube, sphere, cone, hemisphere, pyramid, wedge and cylinder)
3D Object Scale, Rotation and PointAt
Supports animated 3D models
Apply materials to 3D objects and set transparency
Create 3D terraformed scenes with the createTerrain function
Play music and sound effects. Built in synthesiser commands allow for live effects across all 16 channels. Change modulation, wave type, reverb and frequencies on the fly for programmable music compositions (think Commodore 64 style!)
Joy-Con support including Gyro, Accelerometer, HD Rumble and Analog sticks
Touch screen - up to ten points
Keyboard input accepted directly from screen and USB keyboards
File handling allowing for save data, level designs, music tracks etc. to be saved along-side program.
Text handling including strings, splicing, cursor positioning, size and colours
Signed Distance Field (SDF) font rendering - can render a single font at a wide range of sizes with no extra processing
Time & Date
Custom Timer controls – synchronise events with precision (software simulated interrupts)
Supports Docked & Undocked (can be checked in code)
Advanced binary commands (BitCount, BitFieldExtract, BitFieldInsert, BitGet, BitSet)
Automatic performance adjustment - automatically switch between performance modes to conserve battery or improve framerates based on rendering load
D etailed performance monitoring - independent measurements of CPU and GPU processing time give more insight into the program’s performance than a standard framerate measurement
Over $1,000 worth of high-quality gaming assets
Includes more than 10,000 gaming assets across 2D, 3D and Audio
Contributions from 30 graphic artists and musicians to ensure a wide variety of genres and styles
In alphabetical order from top-left to bottom-right, the contributing artists are: Alienoutcast, Ansimuz, Bayat, Broken Vector, Colin Brown, Cryptogene, David Silvera, Devil’s Garage, DinV Studio, Eder Munizz, Emerald Eel Entertainment, Fertile Soil Productions, Finalbossblues, FUZE, Gijs De Mik, Kat Deak, Kenney, KuroRen, Michael J Wild, Moonstar, Pipo, Pixels’n’Play, Quaternius, Ravenmore, Rvros, Selavi Games, Sinestesia Studio, Stijn van Wakeren, Untied Games and Vadi Va
2D Assets include old-school RPG, JRPG, Arcade, Shooter, Platform, Puzzle, Dating, Strategy, War, Adventure, Underwater and a lot more – Everything from medieval RTS to Sci-fi space shmups.
2D Sprite sheets often include hundreds of related assets making the actual number of individual game assets near impossible to quantify but it would be safe to say it’s well over the 50,000 mark!
3D Assets include many modular sets so it is possible to create an underground series of dungeons, caverns and even sewers as well as fully equipped castles, medieval towns, space stations, farms, cities and towns. It is even possible to build fully furnished houses! There are also hundreds upon hundreds of unique assets for forming landscapes with cliffs, beaches, terrain, plants, and people, animals and monsters to populate them.
Audio includes almost a hundred music tracks along with over a thousand sound effects from cute interface sounds to bellowing orcs and a great deal in between!
I n addition to the supplied music and audio clips it is possible to generate your own sounds with the built-in synthesizer
FUZE4 Nintendo Switch is equipped with a Tile Map editor for creating your own 2D levels, backgrounds, top down maps and landscapes etc.
I mage / Sprite editor to create unique graphics
The built-in synthesiser and be programmed to produce millions of different sounds and effects. It can also apply effects to existing sounds and music
F UZE4 Nintendo Switch is supplied with a very comprehensive array of support materials
Complete Programmer’s Reference Guide. Every command is detailed with a description, its syntax, valid arguments and an example
Quick Reference Guide – for quick look up of command syntax
Over 20 step-by-step tutorials from ‘Hello World’, Variables and Loops to writing a complete game level with animations, scrolling backgrounds, Joy-Con controls and enemies.
More Tutorials will be added as they are made available
A community website for additional support, showcasing and general coding antics!