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GB Studio lets anyone create a Game Boy game

You can also play your 2D mini-games on Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile.
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Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the Game Boy's release in Japan. If you're like our editors, that brings back all kinds of nostalgic memories. We've certainly come a long way since then -- so far, in fact, that you can now create your own Game Boy games. Last week, developer Chris Maltby released the code for GB Studio, a free tool for building real Game Boy ROMs.

GB Studio lets users create 2D mini-games without any programming, thanks to an Electron application. You can design your graphics in any editor that creates PNG files, and music comes courtesy of GBT Player. When you're done, you simply export as a ROM file that can be played on Windows, Mac and Linux. You can build a HTML5 version that works on mobile, and if you have a USB cart, you could even play your games on that now 30-year-old Game Boy you've hung onto since the 90s.

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