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By D T, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Defeat enemies with your newly learned programming skills.

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age 9+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+

May be fine for younger kids who have help

I've been using CodeCombat to introduce my 6-7 year old to coding concepts. He couldn't complete many exercises independently yet but he's engaged and contributing when we work through them together. It seems to be more engaging than Scratch, I think because it's more directed and provides the player with a motivation. The fantasy combat/violence may trouble some younger kids. In our case Minecraft as a precursor has meant it's no big deal. I'm troubled by the in-game currency and nags to sign up for premium, mainly because of other more toxic games that employ those mechanics, but they probably aren't an issue if they're contextualised appropriately.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 12+

Great way to learn code!

Children in no time can lean coding basics and have fun at the same time. Highly recommended.

This title has:

Easy to play/use

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

At its best, this programming game integrates JavaScript, Python, and other coding so effortlessly that players will be programming before they know it. CodeCombat will motivate kids to want to learn more about computer programming, but it also focuses on writing programs. Without some additional support and training, don't expect to take your CodeCombat programming skills and create the next hit iPhone app. The important principles of coding and the syntax of the various included programming languages are an important first step in leading the life of a coder. And this is where CodeCombat excels.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Arts : playing, Hobbies : building
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : applying information, decision-making, defining problems, hypothesis-testing, logic, problem solving, solving puzzles, strategy, thinking critically, Creativity : combining knowledge, Self-Direction : achieving goals, Emotional Development : persevering, Communication : asking questions, Tech Skills : digital creation, using and applying technology
  • Genre: Educational
  • Topics: Magic and Fantasy , Adventures
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (30-day trial then it's $99 per year for self-paced learning, or $219 per month for weekly private classes or $399 per month for twice weekly.)
  • Last updated: October 15, 2021

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