After three months of hard work, we have released the very first beta of Golden Quest!
This coding game is the natural evolution of the Adventures of the Pirate Robot, but this time, it’s gonna be huge! The killer feature is the level designer, an interactive graphical designer that allows to design challenges from scratch. Start from an empty level, drag and drop land, monsters, bridges, teleporters, and so on. Then, start writing the algorithm that solves the challenge, and debug it in real time!
We would love to have more feedback on this beta. We have already started a closed testing campaign on September 30th, and we think to put more people in the loop. All you have to do is to register here and we will send you an invitation by email. During the beta testing campaign, you will get a free access to the game, so hurry up 😉
Yes, we did it! Our very first coding session happened today. A group of ten kids from 8 to 12 years old, have experienced the adventures of the Pirate Robot. The event took place in Ullink, a software company located in Paris. Together with employees from the company, we scheduled a coding session for a half day. The kids really enjoyed the game, they were focused on the mapping of keywords and their french translation in the white board; that was a double challenge for them. We were encouraged to translate the Play language in other languages, in particular the French language.
Knowing how to code, or more generally speaking, how to think computationally to solve a problem, is going to be a must for our society independently of the professional field.
As such, learning to code from an early age is the first step towards being tomorrow’s programming rock star. We, as today’s rock stars, know this because we used to play with code when we were kids. Do you remember Logo? (yes, the turtle drawing squares and crazy spirals!). It is a game for learning to code where you give instructions to a turtle. The Pirate Robot, just like the Logo’s turtle, is based on a programming language which has been developed specifically for kids.
We invite everybody to join the adventures of the pirate robot and help him find incredible treasures. New levels and improvements will come soon. The game has been tested in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. Please do not hesitate to give us your feedback.