Learn the concepts behind coding
Challenge: Engage children at an early stage to explore the world of programming.
Learning objectives: Introduce the concepts beneath programming and sow interest in the area.
Context of use: At home or in primary/secondary school.
Solution: Coding Pirates started as a non-profit organization with the goal of making programming clubs for children. However, even before this, the founder had an idea of making a game for children. A game that introduces programming. For years, the concept lived as a dream and rough prototype.
We developed an isometric puzzle game around the classic idea of finding the pirate treasure. The player needs to find the right logical expressions to reach the treasure in the fastest way. As the game progresses, you have access to still more advanced code bits (e.g. loops), and the maps grows more complicated.
Not only can you solve the puzzles. You can also make your own maps with puzzles and compete with friends to see who is best at solving it. Just imagine if you made a map, and realized that your friends found a more effective way of finding the treasure.
Results: On the week of launch, the game was downloaded 10,000 times. It is currently being rolled out in municipalities for use especially in primary school.