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Parents need to know that Hakitzu Elite: Robot Hackers will inspire kids who love robots to learn a little bit about the programming that goes into making computers work. Keep in mind, once new players have the basics covered, they'll need to move onto other experiences to really learn more practical coding skills. Though the first levels are easy, kids might face frustration as they face the point system and in-app purchases. Be aware that the focus of the game is fighting robots, so there is machine-on-machine violence.
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Families can talk about how computer code instructs, for example, robots and computers on how to behave.
Talk about how thinking ahead and puzzle-solving are skills that work for game-playing and solving computer coding problems.
Discuss the ethics of technology. If robots do what their programs tell them to, is it up to the programmers to code responsibly?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: decision-making, defining problems, solving puzzles
Self-Direction: work to achieve goals
Responsibility & Ethics: learning from consequences
Tech Skills: using and applying technology
- Price: Free with in-app purchases
- Pricing structure: Free (In-app purchases unlock extra powers and parts as well as disable in-game ads.)
- Release date: December 11, 2013
- Category: Education
- Topics: Robots
- Size: 98.50 MB
- Publisher: Kuato Studios
- Version: 1.0.7
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 and higher, Android 4.1 and up
- Last updated: June 23, 2019
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