App description: Apple Features, in over 100 countries:
*Best New Apps and Games*
*Featured in Learning to Code*
*Best in Hot Educational Games*

Get kids hooked on coding within minutes!

Lightbot is a programming puzzle game- a game whose game mechanics require using programming logic to solve levels.

Simply guiding a robot to light up tiles and solve levels using commands, Lightbot cultivates a real understanding of procedures, loops, and conditionals for players.

Lightbot offers an easy way for kids to learn concepts like loops, if-then statements, and the like, without typing or coding- TechCrunch (http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/26/light-bot-teaches-computer-science-with-a-cute-little-robot-and-some-symbol-based-programming/)

Educators around the world are choosing to use Lightbot first when introducing their students to programming, coding and Computer Science.

Lightbot features 50 levels and 20 challenge stars to collect and is a must-have for puzzle enthusiasts of any age.

Lightbot can be played in the following languages: English, French, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Romanian, Norwegian, Slovenian, Indonesian, German, Polish, Danish, Croatian, Dutch, Slovak, Czech, Greek and Italian!

There are NO in-app purchases in Lightbot.
05-24-2014, 08:52 PM
#2
A while ago I decided to teach myself Python. This little gem helped me get a grip on thinking like a coder. It's a fun logic puzzle on its own, too.
05-25-2014, 03:19 AM
#3
So this is not only for kids? When i saw the description i was tempted, but since it says it is for kids it stopped me from buying
05-25-2014, 03:38 AM
#4
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Originally Posted by Breinstein View Post
So this is not only for kids? When i saw the description i was tempted, but since it says it is for kids it stopped me from buying
I'd say so. If you're wary, Cato's Hike is a similar experience that offers a trial version. The Cato graphics are VERY kiddy and the first set of levels is trivial, but it gets quite complicated surprisingly quickly.

Robozzle is a programming logic game with a gazillion user made levels. That one DEFINITELY has as much difficulty as you choose to endure.

SpaceChem is probably the standard premium game when it comes to challenging logic/coding puzzles.

I'm also quite fond of Cargo-Bot, a free game made as a showcase for Codea but challenging and a fun coding puzzle experience in its own right.
05-25-2014, 04:09 AM
#5
Thanks for all the tips ! Will definitely check out your suggestions'