More Information about CodeSpells

Be sure to visit the CodeSpells Website for more information!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Portal Challenge Extended!! Don't wait!

Hi Everyone!

We have had some AMAZING Portal Challenge Submissions! We are going through them now, but want to invite the last few of you who haven't had a chance to submit yet to do so! 

Our challenge to you is:

Can you write a spell that creates a portal, allowing you to walk into one area and appear in another?


If you choose to accept this challenge, be sure to post a video of it on YouTube with the title "CodeSpells Portal Challenge" and submit your spell here!


You have 2 more week to submit your challenges! They are due May 14th!!!

We will post the most creative spells on our blog and/or webpage on May 15th!

GOOD LUCK!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

CodeSpells won Best Poster in Computer Science and Engineering at the Jacobs School Poster Fair!

Last Thursday the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering held their annual Research Expo where over 200 graduate students in Science and Engineering presented their research to students, faculty and industry professionals from all areas. The CodeSpells team, consisting of Sarah Esper and Stephen Foster presented a poster on their work published in the SIGCSE proceedings.  

 You can find the entire story here.






Sunday, April 14, 2013

CodeSpells is being tweeted about by SlashDot, Wired and so much more!

Check out more on Twitter by searching CodeSpells!

A couple bug fixes!

The CodeSpells team has just released Beta Version 1.1 with a couple bug fixes related to the Spellbook!

We have added the "Novice Levitate" Spell and have fixed the "Massive Fire" Spell.

Make sure you go to the CodeSpells Website to download the new version!

NOTE: This is still a Mac-only version. Windows and possibly Linux are in the works!


Saturday, April 13, 2013

CodeSpells Challenge!

Hi Everyone!

With so many people exploring CodeSpells we thought we would issue a challenge to you all while we are working hard to fix some bugs and release the Windows Version!

Our challenge to you is:

Can you write a spell that creates a portal, allowing you to walk into one area and appear in another?


If you choose to accept this challenge, be sure to post a video of it on YouTube with the title "CodeSpells Portal Challenge" and submit your spell here!

We will post the most creative spells on our blog and/or webpage on April 21st!

GOOD LUCK!



If you have ideas for future challenges comment below!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Another way to contribute to Learning Programming!!

The CodeSpells team has been working really hard on making a second level with more quests as well as a Windows and possibly a Linux version, but in the meantime we wanted to make you all aware of an amazing project that some young programmers have begun!

Students of ThoughtSTEM, a San Diego STEM education company, have designed and prototyped incredible, gun-less, laser-tag equipment and need YOUR help to get it off to a running start through Kickstarter!

They are almost 25% funded but have a long way to go! You should check out the details on their Kickstarter page!!!!


But for a short preview, here is their KickStarter video!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

BETA Release!

We are very pleased to announce our Beta Version for Mac has been released! You can find the playable game here.


The Windows version will be coming out soon!

We are currently testing this version in local elementary schools with fourth graders.


This is a very exciting time for CodeSpells as we are improving and expanding the game in many different ways! From more immersive gameplay to more complex programming concepts, CodeSpells will soon be a one stop shop for an introduction to programming!

Read all about CodeSpells in the article posted by the Jacobs School of Engineering at UCSD!