Ubisoft has created another game for Educational Entertainment in the form of Rabbids Coding. The game uses puzzles as a method of teaching gamers the basics of programming. Players are be able to learn sequential programming, loops, and conditioning in Rabbids Coding.
According to IGN, Rabbids Coding follows the player as they attempt to rid their spaceship of the adorably annoying Rabbids by entering commands into the ship’s operating system to eject them into the cold void of Outer Space. The game has 32 levels that allow players to practice their skills and get a head start on programming. The game also encourages players to keep their code sequences short and succinct. Ubisoft Montreal has asserted that the game is not just a neat way for children to learn coding, but also a great tool for adult gamers interested in learning the basics of coding. The game director Olivier Palmieri stated in a press statement, “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,”.
This isn’t the only game that Ubisoft released for the sake of both entertainment and education. Back in 2017, Ubisoft released Assassins Creed Discovery Tours which allowed players to explore the numerous cities of Ancient Egypt in the world of the game Assassins Creed Origins. The company also added this feature to Assassins Creed Odyssey allowing players to roam the city states of Greece and changing the way that students learn history, philosophy, and mythology. Ubisoft has also teamed up with Concordia University in order to create an online course known as “Game Creator’s Odyssey” which teaches video game development skills in a game based in feudal Japan. Rabbids Coding is currently available on Windows through Ubisoft’s game store and is completely free!