What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
What's it about?
Is it any good?
CodeSpells is still in development, but its unique approach to learning to program makes it worth exploring now. The game is family-friendly, challenging, and provides a valuable portal into programming languages for interested players. Some kids may be frustrated quickly, but others will geek out on the ability to see how games work and to design new interactions with it. This is also a great chance for players to have access to a game's development team and to participate in the process of test and offering feedback on an in-development computer game.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about why it's important for kids to not just consume media but create it themselves.
Let your kids know that this was a game built by student researchers at a university. Get them to think about and explain how game creation might be a valuable learning experience, or identify what the students who made the game were hoping to research by making it.