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[link] New game that teaches kids Java is actually fun

Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:51 AM

https://sites.google...edu/codespells/
http://jaxenter.com/...-fun-46760.html


Well huh. You learn java by writing code to cast spells? Groovy!

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CodeSpells casts players in a colourful fantasy world which can be interacted with using ‘spells’ written in Java.





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Re: [link] New game that teaches kids Java is actually fun

Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:18 PM

File this under 'Shut Up And Take My Money'.
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Re: [link] New game that teaches kids Java is actually fun

Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:31 PM

I loved the whole "is actually fun". *snicker*
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Re: [link] New game that teaches kids Java is actually fun

Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:34 PM

Trying at least. I like the whole use code in-game thing, but rather they'd use it for problem solving than spells, I'd like to see where this goes.
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Re: [link] New game that teaches kids Java is actually fun

Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:37 PM

The idea of code as magic was worked out nicely in one of the Siskel and Ebert Sussman and Abelson lectures from the SIPC course. Might have been in their book too, I can't remember now. The whole notion of bundling up some functionality and giving it a name so you can "cast" it on demand - it's a good metaphor.
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