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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, July 6 2015 3:24 PM UTC +00:00
$869
pledged of $2,000pledged of $2,000 goal
35
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, July 6 2015 3:24 PM UTC +00:00

About

Computer programming is something that should be taught to kids at a younger age, whether they are interested in a career in computer science not. The skills one gains through learning computer programming are invaluable. That is why I have created CodeBots, a game for young kids to learn the basics of programming. It introduces basic operators of programming languages such as Java. This game is not only educational, but fun for kids of all ages!

What was the purpose of my project?

The purpose of creating CodeBots was to teach children about the basics of computer programming. Computer science is something that not many people learn about at a young age, but should. I wanted to create something that would accomplish this and I came up with the idea to create and produce a game for kids. Although this game is about programming, it is fun to play for kids of all ages. After producing my game, I taught it to people who knew nothing about computer programming and they loved it! And so will other kids around the world.

Why should kids learn about computer science?

Computer Science is all around you. It is used in everyday items, such as cell phones, microwaves, video games, vehicles, etc. Computer science is about solving problems. It is a great skill to have for anyone, regardless of interest or career path choice. There are many different career options in the field of computer science, as it is a growing field. Seeing the things you can do and create with computer programming is very rewarding. You really can make a difference.

What do I hope to use the funding for?

I hope to raise funds for CodeBots in order to distribute my game to a wider audience. There are not many computer programming games out there and I would love to spread the word about CodeBots. By teaching kids about computer programming, I hope to create more interest in the field. Computer science is a growing field that is full of talented people. If we can teach children more about the importance of studying computer science, just think of the talent that could arise!

By raising money I would be able to purchase this game at a smaller price and be able to distribute it to schools, parents, and children around the world. This kickstarter will also help to raise awareness about CodeBots and the importance of teaching children about the field of computer science.

About myself (creator and designer)

I am the sole creator and designer of CodeBots. I am a student at Drake University majoring in Graphic Design and Computer Science. I wanted to combine my interests and create something that could be used to help educate kids about computer programming.

What does it come with?

The game comes with the following:

1 box (10x10 inches)
1 bi-fold game board (9x18 inches)
80 cards
25 green marker chips
25 blue marker chips
25 yellow marker chips
1 six-sided die
1 game instructions

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 Summary of the rules:

Roll the dice and pick a card from your hand.

Let's say your dice roll was a 1. Look at the card and follow the code!

Is 1 greater than or equal to 3 AND less than or equal to 6? No.

So follow the code under the else (placetoken(2)).

Now you can put a chip on the board on any spot with the number 2.

Get 5 chips in a row to win!

There are many different types of cards with different code on them. The instructions explain what each means in more detail. This game is easy and fun to play once you learn it. The point of the game is to introduce you to some code, so have fun and learn something new!

Risks and challenges

Since this game is fully created and designed, there are few risks involved. The challenge of my project is getting the word out about it, so please tell as many people as you can about my project. I would love for a wider audience to be able to know about and play CodeBots.

This game was designed and printed in the US. It is produced/manufactured by The Game Crafter in Madison, Wisconsin.

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    You will get a print version of CodeBots (PDF). Some cutting required.

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    You will get TWO copies of CodeBots! Share with your friends!

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    You will get FIVE copies of CodeBots! This option is great for schools and teachers!

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