The biggest hurdle to becoming a proficient coder has always been a lack of simulated, first-person shooting. You know this to be true. That’s about to change with the launch of Code Hero, a video game that teaches you how to code. Here are the details from Wired.com:
The game is a co-op first-person science shooter where you use a code gun to manipulate code. Your code gun can copy code like new items and fire it like ammunition to do new things. You can edit new code to do anything you can imagine. You’ll learn how to blast the enemy, manipulate the world, and build structures creatively to create the games of your dreams and recruit an army of coders to save the world from rogue AI.
In all seriousness, this looks like a fun way to help people of all ages become a well-versed in the art of coding. As it happens, the game is currently in beta and can be downloaded (and tested!) with a modest KickStarter donation. As testers who “sometimes” work with buggy code, I would consider this a wise investment.
Anyway, I suppose this would a good time to remind you that we currently have our own video game – Bugbusters – available on our Facebook page. It does not involve guns, it will not teach you how to test software, but you could win an iPad2.