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CodeCombat teaches coding through gaming

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For those that are interested in coding, but want a non-traditional way to learn, CodeCombat may be just the thing for you.

The game is a browser-based, built through java, and is free to play on their website [2]. It was designed to help people learn how to code, but in a fun way.

“Need to learn to code? You don’t need lessons. You need to write a lot of code and have a great time doing it,” the developers say on their web page. “That’s what programming is about. It’s gotta be fun. Not fun like ‘yay a badge’ but fun like ‘NO MOM I HAVE TO FINISH THE LEVEL!’ That’s why CodeCombat is a multiplayer game, not a gamified lesson course. We won’t stop until you can’t stop — but this time, that’s a good thing.”

The game was released last year and since then it has gone open source [3]. This has allowed others to contribute, help fix bugs, and give upgrades to the game as well.

[via Cnet [4]]