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Defold adds support for Nintendo Switch

By Björn Ritzl on Jun 24, 2020

Tagged as: NewsNintendo

The Defold Foundation is pleased to announce Nintendo Switch as a new supported platform.

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - Jun. 24, 2020 - The Defold Foundation today announced the immediate availability of Nintendo Switch support for the Defold game engine. Nintendo Switch is the first console supported by Defold. Approved Nintendo Switch developers can request access to Defold through the Nintendo Developer Portal. Access will be granted to Defold community members with Nintendo Switch included in their membership tier. Source code access is available as a separate membership tier.

“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.

About Defold Foundation

The Defold Foundation is the owner of the free to use, developer-friendly and source available game engine Defold. The foundation works together with industry partners to provide free and open software and services to game developers across the globe. The foundation was created in May 2020 and is registered in Stockholm, Sweden.

About Defold

Defold is a free to use, source available, game engine with a developer-friendly license used for development of cross-platform games. Defold is used by a growing number of developers to create commercial hits as well as games for game jams and in schools to teach game development. Defold is known for its ease of use and it is praised for its technical documentation and friendly community of developers.


Sara Cederberg Chairperson, Defold Foundation sara@defold.se

Björn Ritzl Product Owner, Defold Foundation bjorn@defold.se +46 704 335333

Learn more about how to start developing for Nintendo Switch using Defold in the Nintendo Switch platform manual.