Programming is fun when you’re confident and know what you’re doing, but acquiring programming skills isn’t easy. That’s why, besides classes and lectures and tutorials, you should spend time playing programming games. These games not only help you relieve stress, bring joy, but also can learn and master a lot of information through practice and experience. This article introduces you to the 3 best programming games to improve your coding skills.
Robocode is a complex programming game, you have to write code to make tanks and robots fight each other. Your job is to write artificial intelligence that makes your robot win using real languages like Java, Scala, C# and some others.
The Robocode installer comes with a development environment, a pre-built robot editor, and a Java compiler. With this game, you are actually writing real code. Although launched in 2000, but Robocode is still updated and maintained regularly, it is open source and extremely addictive.
Codecombat is another web app, designed with game-like puzzles and challenges that can only be solved by writing code. However, while Codingame is more entertaining, Codecombat has an important educational idea with its “Classroom Edition”, which teachers can use to help their students learn to code.