Games that Teach You How to Code by Market Action Research
(Last Modified: March 23, 2021, 12:20 a.m.)
Coding, like any spoken language, takes time and practice to master fluency. Similar to the thousands of varieties in spoken language, programming language has hundreds of dialects in use today. Coding can be overwhelming and somewhat frustrating, so learning the language can be discouraging for most people. Since this is the case, programmers all over the world have developed games to help those young and old learn coding basics.
One way to learn coding is through a game where you establish goals for yourself. When you reach your goal, you are more likely to intake and retain the information you have acquired. Also, you will be more willing to continue forward due to your success. Currently, there are a variety of games available to choose from.
For Sci-Fi enthusiasts, Code Hunt, developed by Microsoft Research, is the educational coding game for you. In order to modify the lines of code, you must go through a series of puzzles to capture the missing code fragments. Code Hunt challenges the player with playing in either Java or C#! There’s nothing to download, as the game is completely web based. So have fun and hack away!
The first rule of FightCode is to code the best robot in order to battle your robot opponents.
With over 34,000 players, there is enough game play to keep one consistently motivated. FightCode provides players with documents that teach you how to code your robot for gameplay. FightCode, like CodeCombat, CodinGame, and Screeps, uses JavaScipt to build and fight your robot.
These games were designed by programmers to engage beginners and sharpen skills in the worlds of coding. As daunting as it may first seem, the games can be a rewarding experience to challenge players of all ages.
Originally Published: March 23, 2021, 12:20 a.m.