codeSpark Academy expands its game design offerings with “Adventure Game”
PASADENA, Calif., January 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — codeSpark Academy, the #1 app for learning to code for kids, today announced the launch of ‘Adventure Game’, a powerful new set of design tools on the award-winning platform. With the “Adventure Game” feature, kids can now use code to create open-ended role-playing games, inspired by classic hit games like “The Legend of Zelda” and “Animal Crossing.”
“‘Adventure Game’ continues our goal of inspiring kids to create with code and express themselves in new ways,” said Grant Hosford, co-founder and CEO of codeSpark. “This easy-to-use creative mode gives parents, teachers, and kids even more of what they love about codeSpark Academy. Kids were adamant in playtesting about their love for creating open-ended 3D challenges. using our ‘Adventure Game’ templates and tools. Now the world’s largest creative community for kids will be even more vibrant.”
“Adventure Game” makes it easier for millions of codeSpark users to play, learn and code. These innovative creative tools require less hand-eye coordination than other creative modes, and kids can also add features like bubbles for each character, enhancing the storytelling element of the game.
“When introducing a difficult subject like coding, it’s important to engage kids and give them a fun, personal connection to the material,” said Joe Shochet, codeSpark co-founder and product manager. “By allowing children to create the same type of popular games they already play, we can encourage them to continue learning for longer by turning play time into learning time. Developing early confidence and positive attitudes towards coding will build perseverance through their coding education.”
In 2021, kids created 12.6 million games and stories on codeSpark Academy. For more information, visit codespark.com or download the app from the App store, Google Play or Amazon Appstore.
About codeSpark Academy
codeSpark Academy is the #1 learning to code app for kids ages 5-10. The educational platform’s wordless interface and highly engaging gameplay allow children to design and program their own video games and interactive stories. codeSpark Academy is available for home use with a subscription or can be accessed for free by North America through public schools, libraries and non-profit organizations. codeSpark is present in more than 1/3 of the academies United States and has been honored with several top academic and tech awards, including a Parents’ Choice Award, and continues to engage and educate over 30 million child coders and counting . BEGiN, the award-winning education company focused on early learning, acquired codeSpark in April 2021.
SOURCE CodeSpark Academy