[Noisebridge-discuss] mod-able games for programming class?

William Nye nye2 at email.com
Wed May 9 22:33:07 UTC 2012

Praveen, I believe Python Colorwall may be exactly what you are
looking for. As they exemplify, with a few simple mods you can
get some dazzling effects:

On Tue, 8 May 2012 18:47:41 Praveen Sinha wrote:
> On another note, I am thinking of doing a "programming for noobs"  
> class
> sometime later this year.  I want it to be engaging and accessible to
> people who don't have the foggiest of what a loop or if statement  
> is.  I'm
> basically thinking of using a game platform that is somehow easily  
> mod-able
> for this purpose, so people can get immediate feedback and enjoyment.
> Anyone have any suggestions towards this?  My constraints are:
> 1) the game should be playable off of Mac, PC, and preferably linux as
> well, though I'll (reluctantly) drop the last req
> 2) ideally it would be appealing across genders and age groups
> 3) the mod language and environment would ideally be something like  
> python
> or javascript, and has a low overhead for getting the environment  
> setup (in
> other words, no C++ or hard to setup java compilation)...

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