Monday, February 23, 2015

Erase all kittens

I'm just going to put it out there. I'm not a cat lover. Dogs are way more fun. Just to clarify in case some of you are cat lovers, I don't hate cats, I just have a preference for dogs so don't hate me. Because of my mild dislike of felines, I was quite amused when I heard about an online platform game called Erase all Kittens. 

In the game you are a character called Arca, a creature banished to the ruins of the ancient internet. Arca's only friends were kittens but they then start to go missing. Arca must try to save the kittens or risk being alone for ever.

The beauty of the game is that it teaches children how to code and create on the web. It does this by encouraging them to hack into levels written in html5 and CSS to complete the game. An early example is lengthening a platform by changing the code inside (simply done by increasing the amount of text in the box) so that the main character can then jump across a narrower gap. 
I guarantee you will find this game a fun way to teach kids how to code. Check it out.

1 comment :

  1. Testing if this works