Gaming

New Action Game Focuses on Coding Skills

Kuato Studios has released its second 3D action game designed to teach students coding skills.

Kuato has introduced Code Warriors, which requires players to input increasingly sophisticated code as they move through the game. With the game, targeting children aged 8-16, players learn how to write and debug their own programs.

The game — which focuses on algorithmic thinking, sequence and selection — includes a real-time dashboard that allows teachers to monitor students' progress on a variety of coding skillsets and pinpoint specific areas for improvement.

Code Warriors follows the 2013 release by Kuato of its first coding game, Hakitzu Elite, which has been downloaded more than 400,000 times and is used in more than 100 schools around the world.

With Code Warriors, players must instruct their robot warriors through a series of missions using JavaScript. Set in a futuristic combat atmosphere, players must move their warrior to the other side of the arena to defeat the opposing robot's power core. They must write code to move, strike and perform battle functions.

Code Warriors is available through Windows and Apple browsers and can be downloaded for free.

"Learning to code is a hugely beneficial skill to learn from a young age," Kuato Studios CEO Mark Horneff said. "Digital skills have become an economic imperative and what better way to start building these skills than by capitalizing upon the engagement they have with computer games."

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