Posts Tagged ‘CodeSpells’

CodeSpells – Proof That Coding Is Arcane Wizardry

By John Walker on September 2nd, 2014.

Learning to code is something I never did. It certainly wasn’t an option when I was at school in the early 1700s, and attempts to teach myself even HTML tend to succeed as well as my 10 year old attempts to teach myself BASIC. But there seems to be a concerted effort to encourage the current generation of childrenthings to learn this arcane art. Just this week the BBC are launching their new programme of efforts, including TV shows and the Bytesize website, coinciding with the introduction of coding to the British school curriculum.

Which makes it rather good timing for US organisation ThoughtSTEM to launch their Kickstarter for CodeSpells – a third-person action game where your character’s magical options are infinite, because you code them yourself.

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First-Person Game Teaches Java As Magic!

By John Walker on April 11th, 2013.

CodeSpells is a first-person game created to teach Java programming. Yeah – that just happened. A project by computer scientists at the University Of California, the game is designed to teach school students the programming language, as a solution for the difficulties of providing computer science education to younger teenagers.

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