Light-Bot has been around for a few years – it began as a Flash game in 2008 – but this newer version has been rebuilt for iOS and Android and offers an easy way for kids to learn concepts like loops, if-then statements, and the like without typing or coding.
The creator, Daniel Yaroslavski, has been building games for seven years and is an undergrad at the University of Waterloo. He built the game with a $4,000 award from his school.
Previous versions of Light Bot have been played 7 million times and the apps are getting five-star ratings on iTunes and the Play store. “Teachers in the U.S., Russia and more use the original light-bot games in their classrooms to introduce programming concepts as well,” said Yaroslavski.
“Other players in the programming education space provide softwares which use code and words to teach programming. This instead is a video…
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