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Multi-Award Winning Serious Game Inspiring Children To Code

Erase All Kittens(E.A.K.) is a story-driven, epic adventure game that provides kids aged 8-14 with knowledge of both computational thinking and professional coding languages.
The background assumption is that if children learn languages quickly and easily, why not teach them the professional languages of technology?
“Since we are becoming increasingly reliant upon technology,” state the developers, “coding has become an essential skill. Children who understand how technology works and know how to manipulate it, will have a huge advantage over those who don’t - in every discipline, not just computing,” they add.
A web-based, Mario-style platform game, E.A.K. teaches children to code in a totally new way. Children can edit real code that governs the game’s environment, enabling them to build and fix levels as they play, using HTML and CSS languages.
The ‘Serious Game’ offers a gentle introduction to professional coding languages, enabling children to play and learn on their own - or alongs…
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