Nintendo Hosts a Mario Level-Design Workshop at the Los Angeles Public Library

Kids of All Ages Built Levels Together in Super Mario
Maker for Nintendo 3DS Using Tips from Nintendo Experts

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the Super
Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
game, which recently
launched exclusively for the Nintendo
family of systems, players of all ages can play a wide
assortment of fun Super Mario courses, as well as create their own wild
courses using the game’s intuitive interface. To highlight the engaging
creation aspect of the portable game, Nintendo teamed up with the City
Dads Group
– an organization focused on giving dads a network to
bond with their children and fellow parents – to bring an interactive
“Build, Play, Share” workshop to the Los
Angeles Public Library
. Hosted by Nintendo game experts on Jan. 27,
the workshop provided a fun space for families and local teens to enjoy
building together. But in this case, instead of building something
physical in the real world, participants learned to build virtual
courses in the world of Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS.

“With the recent national push for more STEM programs for children in
schools, partnering with City Dads Group and the Los Angeles Public
Library was a great opportunity to highlight the level-design
capabilities of Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS,” said Doug
Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and
Marketing. “This exciting event helped introduce a new playtime activity
for the digital era that families can enjoy together.”

“City Dads Group was fortunate to collaborate with an amazing brand like
Nintendo to host a game design workshop in the L.A. Public Library,”
said Lance Somerfeld, co-founder, City Dads Group. “The interactive
event immersed dads and their little ones in winning experiences that
are fun for the whole family.”

The “Build, Play, Share” workshop invited people of all ages to the Los
Angeles Public Library’s Central Library in downtown L.A. to work in
teams to conceptualize and build their own courses in Super Mario
Maker for Nintendo 3DS
. Game-design experts from Nintendo were on
hand to lend their expertise to attendees, while also providing tips and
sparking course-building ideas. In addition to this event in Los
Angeles, video assets will soon be available on the Play
website for other organizations to access so they can host
their own “Build, Play, Share” workshops.

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS features 100 built-in courses,
as well as select courses from the Super
Mario Maker
game on the Wii
console. In addition, courses that are in progress can be shared
with other players via the Nintendo 3DS system’s StreetPass feature and
local wireless so multiple people can collaborate on building courses
together. Nintendo 3DS systems provide a fun way for adults and kids to
enjoy video games anywhere, whether on a road trip, at home in the
living room or even in the library! With many different models
available, anyone can pick up a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo
system starting at a suggested retail price of only $79.99.

For more information about Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS,

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About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U
and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 696 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi
XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo
GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario,
Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and
Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America
Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about
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