Published on October 8th, 2018 | by admin
User-Created Game Plus Toy-Con
USER-CREATED GAME PLUS TOY-CON MARIONETTE AND CUSTOMISED MASTER CYCLE ZERO TAKE GRAND PRIZES IN NINTENDO LABO CREATORS CONTEST AUNZ
A special tie for first place sees three winners awarded special Nintendo Labo-themed Nintendo Switch consoles
8th October, 2018 – Nintendo’s unique range of make, play and discover experiences, Nintendo Labo, available only on Nintendo Switch, is all about harnessing the power of creativity for totally new play experiences. Nintendo recently held the Nintendo Labo Creators Contest across Australia and New Zealand, searching for the brightest minds of all ages to share their own personal Nintendo Labo creations. Now Nintendo can announce the grand prize winners who will each receive a money-can’t-buy prize: a Nintendo Switch console with a special Nintendo Labo design!
The winners, chosen from many entries across Australia and New Zealand in two categories – Kids and Teens/Adults – were hand-picked by members of the Nintendo Labo development team. Due to the exceptionally high quality of the finalists in the Teens/Adults category, an unprecedented tie was called for first-place, resulting in two winners for that category now receiving a grand prize each. As a result of the draw in the Teens/Adults category, we were pleased to upgrade one of the second prizes and will be awarding two first prizes in this category.
Grand prize winner: Elephant Marble Game, Jamie (New Zealand)
Entrant’s description: “I created my own Toy-Con, get all five marbles in the hoop to win.”
Developers’ comment: “You’ve done an excellent job inventing this marble game with Toy-Con!
The elephant was a great idea and makes the game really appealing to look at!
You’ve done a great job using the different Joy-Con features: the IR sensor to detect whether the marbles went into the elephant, and HD Rumble to first release the marbles from the dispenser.
Your idea to throw marbles into the back of the elephant is novel and we’d love to try it out ourselves!”
Developers’ comment regarding the tie in the Teens/Adults category: “We were very impressed with a number of the finalists and the quality of their entries in the Teens/Adults category for Nintendo Labo Creators Contest AUNZ, and spent a long time determining an overall winner. It was so much fun to go through all of them, but quite tough to decide on the winner. After careful consideration however, we decided the first prize winner in this category to be a draw between the Toy-Con Marionette and Master Cycle Zero.”
Grand prize winner (equal first): Toy-Con Marionette, Nathan (Australia)
Entrant’s description: “I am submitting a Toy-Con creation I’m calling the “Toy-Con Marionette”. This Toy-Con works as a puppet you manipulate with wires with a Joy-Con in each of the puppet’s hand to detect hand movement, and a Joy-Con R inside its head to detect when its mouth moves. It is painted to look like everyone’s favourite moustachioed mascot because I couldn’t resist the pun. To demonstrate the functionality of the Toy-Con Marionette, I created a simple dancing game and singing game in Toy-Con Garage. To play the dancing game, you move each of the hands to match one of three positions that is generated pseudo-randomly. The singing game uses the position of the puppet’s right hand to control the pitch and the movement of its mouth flap to control the volume.”
Developers’ comment: “Combining a marionette with Joy-Con to create an entirely new controller is a novel idea and looks incredibly fun! You haven’t just made a game that detects the movements of the Mario-nette, you’ve even made a second one that detects the opening & closing of the mouth too, to create not one, but two games where you match the movements to what’s on screen. It’s fantastic! You’ve made superb use of the IR sensors and produced a masterpiece that truly captures the spirit of Nintendo LABO. We’re also really taken with your naming sense too!”
Grand prize winner (equal first): Master Cycle Zero, Jordan (Australia)
Entrant’s description: “I am submitting a custom decorated Motorbike Joy-Con. The Toy-Con is a 1:1 replica of the Master Cycle Zero from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The player can sit on the bike and play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe using the base functionality of the Motorbike Toy-Con. I was inspired to build it when I saw both the Master Cycle Zero and Labo Support added to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Thanks to the sturdy frame, the Toy-Con can be ridden, and the player can play Mario Kart 8 in Labo mode. In order to get the scale of the bike right, I took screenshots from my Switch and blew them up to a 1:1 scale. From there I cut out pieces and used them as reference art, similarly to how real 3D models are made for games. The whole process took over 100 hours to build, and I loved every second of it.”
Developers’ comment: “We were completely blown away by the sheer scale, complexity, and faithfulness of this life-size reproduction of the Master Cycle Zero.
If that wasn’t enough, it has a headlight, and even includes a customised Toy-Con Motorbike, so you can ride exactly the same motorbike in-game too! We’d love to take it for a spin!!”
About Nintendo Labo
By combining cardboard creations called Toy-Con with the Nintendo Switch system, players can become a city-stomping robot with the Robot Kit, play five Toy-Con including a piano and fishing rod with the Variety Kit, or drive, dive and fly with the new Vehicle Kit. Building the physical Toy-Con accessories by hand can lend a sense of added enjoyment and achievement when everything comes together, whether that’s reeling in a huge shark or recording a new musical creation.
Anyone who fancies trying their hand at following in the winners’ footsteps can check out the following Nintendo Labo kits, available now in stores across Australia and New Zealand:
With the Variety Kit, players can create many different Toy-Con, including Toy-Con RC Car, Toy-Con Fishing Rod, Toy-Con House, Toy-Con Motorbike and Toy-Con Piano. Players build a working rod and reel for the fishing rod, take care of a cute creature with the house, create race tracks to speed around with the motorbike, and more.
Create a wearable robot suit, including a backpack and visor, which allows players to assume control of a huge on-screen robot. Smash buildings and UFOs in Robot Mode, make sound effects using the Toy-Con Robot in Robo Studio or customise the in-game robot in the Hangar. With an additional Nintendo Labo Robot Kit and set of Joy-Con, players can even battle against a friend in multiplayer mode using just one Nintendo Switch console.**
Avid adventurers can use the Toy-Con Key to activate and swap between the three vehicle Toy-Con – car, submarine and plane – at any time, or build the included second key and share it with a friend or family member to pair up and explore the open world together.