Learning javaScript through a game{6}


by Daniel M
The article that i read was about a program called code hero. Basically code hero is a first person shooter style game that teaches you to code in Javascript, C#, and Python while you play it. In the game you run around with a gun that lets you copy and paste snippets of code in order to create and change the world around you. The game also allows gives you quests that you have to complete in order to complete the stages which are really just programs that you complete. The game seems to touch on all of the basics and even some more advanced stuff. The author of the article talks about how half of the time he didn’t even realize he was learning. The author talks about how he tried to pour over books and learn to code but it never worked until he tried this game. There is a video on the website that explains the game more in depth and what they are all about (http://primerlabs.com/codehero).

This article was super interesting to me because of the fact that we need a good way to get more people interested in programming. I think the game is a good start but ultimately it will take the person to go beyond the game to truly learn to code. It is only a first step but if it gets people interested then it is a good first step. It is interesting to see how people are going about getting people interested in programming. It relates to this class because we are learning javaScript and this is just another way to learn it.

reference:

Gallegos, A. (2012, march 1). Code hero: Hiding a text book in a video game. Retrieved from http://pc.ign.com/articles/121/1219804p1.html