GameBender console merges video video games with kid-friendly programming


Jay Silver, one of many minds behind the Makey Makey invention equipment, is engaged on a plug-n-play recreation console referred to as GameBender that introduces youngsters to programming by letting them create and modify video games on the fly.

At its most elementary degree, GameBender permits its gamers to leap proper right into a recreation, after which modify totally different parts of that present recreation mid-play. It’s an strategy that goals to let youngsters study code whereas enjoying, and make the entire course of extra interesting from the get-go.

The ideas they study from modifying an present GameBender recreation can be utilized in different video games on the platform, and even used to create and share totally new video games utilizing the visible coding language Scratch.

“Coding classes usually fall flat as a result of they do not begin with what’s superior, and since many youngsters do not study effectively in isolation,” explains the GameBender Kickstarter web page. “The GameBender strategy would not begin with ‘studying to code,’ as a substitute it immerses the kids as a gaggle in a very partaking world, a world through which code is the foreign money for doing new issues.”

Just some days in, the GameBender Kickstarter has already surpassed its aim. Extra data on the kid-focused system might be discovered on its marketing campaign web page.


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