I am not a fan of teaching kids to program by making them make a game... it rarely works. But after watching these videos on Kickstarter (and backing them), I think this might well work. I am looking forward to receiving the game!
One of the worst investment decisions in human history was cutting funding to the inventors of computers, Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace. Computers turned out to be a pretty keen idea after all, yet less than 1% of humans can code.
Code Hero includes steampunk missions where you help Ada and Charles Babbage construct a 3D replica of the Difference Engine whose replica is actually built and working in its entirety at the Computer Histroy Museum.
To find out more, check out their KickStarter page.
This post has been edited by Shane Hudson: 16 February 2012 - 05:45 AM