Rabbids Coding also teaches the importance of concise programming, encouraging players to keep their sequences short and efficient.
While the game is targeted at kids aged seven and older, developer Ubisoft Montreal also emphasises that it can be a handy tool for adults wanting to take a crack at coding.
“We strongly believe that video games can play an important role in learning new technical skills, and we’re looking forward to sharing Rabbids Coding as a teaching tool for all ages,” said game director Olivier Palmieri in a press statement.
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Ubisoft is one of the few big games creators throwing itself into “edutainment” experiences – games that teach skills or knowledge in fun ways. One of its most high profile endeavours are the Assassins Creed Discovery Tours where players get guided history lessons through ancient cities. Ubisoft also recently teamed up with Concordia University to create an online course called “Game Creator’s Odyssey,” which teaches video game development inside a game set in feudal Japan.
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