Hackable Games, MicroTowns and the Craft Computer at GameCity.
We’ll be running kids coding workshops at the forthcoming GameCity 8 in Nottingham from October 23rd to 26th.
But even more exciting, we’ll be showing of our Hackable game MicroTowns for the very first time. I know! I can barely type for the all the hoopla.
What’s a hackable game you ask?
A hackable game is one that allows you to hack on the ‘code’ of the game while you’re playing it or running it.
Aimed at children at Key Stage 1 and 2 (KS1 / KS2) ages we’ll be making Craft Computers to learn about the main components inside and some Computing fundamentals such as files and programs.
After they’ve mastered their hardware we’ll let them loose on our MicroTowns prototype which will teach them the basics of Computational thinking and programming.
The schedule, locations, times, nitty gritty, 411 and the lowdown are all here:
For the Craft Computer sessons we’ll be using a craft based approach, lots of card, glue and colouring in to teach your little computer whizz-kids the fundamentals. We’ve been running it for the past four weeks in a local primary school with a girls only group and the results are pretty astonishing. Best of all, they love it 🙂
Here’s a pic of them yesterday with their Craft Computer cubes