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Code Combat: Free, Open Source, Multiplayer Programming Lessons 30

Posted by Soulskill
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An anonymous reader writes "Looking for something to do this weekend? Code Combat recently released the first of their multi-player levels for the general public. Their goal is to enable users to learn JavaScript it a fun, game-structured way. There are a bunch of levels to teach programming basics and JavaScript syntax, showing users how to code the AI and send humans against Orcs. It ranges from simple, single-player movement problems all the way to complex, multiplayer, Warcraft-styled battles featuring multiple troop types and heroes. Best of all, the entire project is up on Github (MIT license) and it welcomes new submissions."
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Code Combat: Free, Open Source, Multiplayer Programming Lessons

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  • Retro (Score:4, Informative)

    by cold fjord (826450) on Tuesday March 18, 2014 @10:53PM (#46521527)

    For those with a taste for low level and retro:

    Corewars [corewars.org]

    FAQ [koth.org]

  • Re:Cofounder Here (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 18, 2014 @11:13PM (#46521613)

    Hey Radoni, the game has pretty intense system requirements. We recommend Chrome on Windows/Mac with at least 4Gb of RAM. I've seen it run on slower laptops, but it seems to be hit or miss depending on the graphics card and CPU load. Linux is especially weak right now, unfortunately. Do you see the slowness all the time, or just when loading the levels?

  • Re:Retro (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 18, 2014 @11:18PM (#46521637)

    There are a bunch of other coding games that we know of, not sure if people are interested, but here's a partial list:
    Hakitzu: http://www.kuatostudios.com/games/hakitzu/
    Kodable: http://www.surfscore.com/
    Robo Logic: https://itunes.apple.com/app/robo-logic/id300025550?mt=8
    Fightcode Game: http://fightcodegame.com/
    Nodewars: http://nodewar.com/
    Ruby Warrior: https://www.bloc.io/ruby-warrior#/
    Codemancer: http://importantlittlegames.com/
    Botlogic: http://BotLogic.us
    CodingPirates: http://constructingkids.com/codingpirates/
    Algobot: http://seriousgaming.fishingcactus.com/en/Projets/Algo-Bot/algo-bot_programming_technobel.html
    JS Dares: http://jsdares.com/

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