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Gamer teen to coder

A friends teenage (16) son is considering skipping university and instead training themselves to be a programmer, with a particular interest in making games. Assuming he's starting from scratch what would be some good cheap or free resources to get him started? Both in terms of getting the basics and allow him to work on a game-related project that might hold his interest?
posted by Artw on Dec 31, 2013 - 24 answers

 

How do I calculate the probability of a specific sum of repeated die rolls?

I'm looking to learn how to calculate probabilities for a multi-round dice game. I've researched this question some, and it looks like I might need to know how to use the multinomial distribution, but I can't find any good introductions. Please point me to the most layman-accessible educational material on this subject, and help me to help myself. [more inside]
posted by Richard Daly on Sep 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Best games for Leappad?

My 5 (near 6) year old daughter is in love with her Leap Frog Leapad, which she got for Easter. She especially loves the photo features and pet that comes with it, as well as a Tinkerbell book and Dora game. She's wondering if she can have another game though - which we'd happily get her, but as they are rather expensive we'd like to get a good one that's worth it. So, what are the best Leappad and compatible Leapster games? OUR PREFERENCE: Educational, particularly reading skills. HER PREFERENCE: Angry Birds. Hmm, maybe not kid...
posted by Artw on Apr 26, 2012 - 5 answers

Games for Learning

I'm interested in how effective edutainment (specifically using games for learning) is, and especially interested in critical articles or books about edutainment as an industry. Much of the stuff that I read is very positive about educational gaming, but I have a gut feeling that there has to be a negative perspective as well. Can anyone recommend resources that deal with this?
posted by codacorolla on Dec 7, 2011 - 5 answers

How can I enter the field of educational games and technology?

I want to create (or help create) educational games, but I don't have a design or programming background. I'm more interested in the education/learning side of things. How do I make this happen? [more inside]
posted by pourtant on Sep 29, 2011 - 6 answers

How to make a simple game for a 4 year old?

How to make a simple train-themed computer game for my 4 year old. [more inside]
posted by signal on Sep 17, 2011 - 5 answers

5 minute games to play in class?

What are some great 5 minute long games to play with students at the middle school level? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Sep 4, 2011 - 20 answers

Educational Videogames for Grownups

Educational videogames tend to be aimed at children and/or not much fun to play (and/or both). "Typing of the Dead" is a great exception. Are there other truly addictive videogames a grownup can enjoy while learning something? The subject being taught is irrelevant-- I'd just love for my gaming time to result in some sort of useful skill. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Jul 6, 2011 - 13 answers

How can I make my email class into an alternate reality game for my students?

How can I make my email class into an alternate reality game for my students? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Jun 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Best Junior High game to play with students?

Oh metafilter, what is the best 30 minute game I can play with my students? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Oct 14, 2010 - 24 answers

Platformer games used for educational purposes?

Are there any examples of platformer games used for educational purposes? [more inside]
posted by gwint on Sep 18, 2010 - 9 answers

Recommend me a good textbook for an RPG class?

I'm teaching a class this fall on programming role-playing games. Help me find a useful textbook? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Apr 5, 2010 - 2 answers

What boardgames and when?

Board-games for a small family with a girl, from ages 0-14 (where she stops talking to us and accuses us of ruining her life forever) [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Jul 9, 2009 - 45 answers

Best educational games for child???

What are the best kid games that are educational? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Apr 6, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me trick out my kid's Mac

Help me trick out my old Mac for my preschooler. [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Feb 23, 2009 - 11 answers

What is this addictive game structure called?

There's a certain fiendishly addictive structure in video (and other) games, and I'd like to know if anyone has named it or researched it. [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Jul 29, 2007 - 23 answers

What products do you think should be modified for disabled?

What product or services (that haven't already been) should be modified for individuals with disabilities -- educational or augmentative toys, games? [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Feb 4, 2007 - 11 answers

Interactive Whiteboard Games?

Teacherfilter: Our school has shiny new interactive whiteboards - fantastic, but we need to figure out what to do with them. I'm looking for (educational) games, applications and any bright ideas. Think of it as a big touch-screen PC and help us make learning more fun. [more inside]
posted by grahamwell on Oct 2, 2006 - 8 answers

Good websites for toddlers

Hi, does anyone have any good recommendations for great web sites for 2 to 4 year olds? [more inside]
posted by itchy on Mar 2, 2006 - 15 answers

Arcade Machine

I'm the student leader of a FIRST robotics team and we're pondering copyright issues involved with the construction of an arcade machine. Much more inside... [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Jun 1, 2005 - 17 answers

Green games for kids

Ecological/environmental group games for kids ages 6-9, that work from personal experience? (More on the inside) [more inside]
posted by nelleish on Jun 29, 2004 - 1 answer

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