Make it! Code it! Break it! Mod it!
6.5" x 9"
CODE THIS GAME! is a nonfiction visual guide that teaches young readers, 10-14, how to program and create their very own video game. Each chapter introduces key coding concepts as kids create an action strategy game in Python, an open-source programming language. A built-in kickstand allows readers to stand the spiral-bound book upright so they can read, program, and play their game simultaneously.
The first part of the book guides readers through the world of computer science and game development, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. Kids will build a strategy action game where the player must defeat vampire pizzas. The second part of the book teaches readers to modify their game and go where their imaginations lead them by incorporating downloadable art assets. By the time kids finish the book, they'll have mastered basic coding concepts and created a personalized game.
The book is written by computer science educator and a writer of the CSTA Computer Science Standards Meg Ray, and vividly illustrated by Keith Zoo.