Icelandic startup Radiant Games has released a new video game that hopes to encourage children’s interest in coding.
The award-winning startup company Radiant Games has released a new game for the iPad. Called Box Island, the game aims to “spark children’s interest in the fundamentals of coding”. It also supports both Icelandic and English, and is available for 700 ISK.
RÚV reports that this is the first project Radiant Games has given out for purchase. Vignir Guðmundsson, the CEO of Radiant Games, told reporters that they have high hopes.
“We have a lot of expectations for this game,” he said. “We believe this game could become the best game on offer for those who want to learn programming.”
The game requires the player to programme the movements and actions of the protagonist through numerous obstacle courses and puzzles. Below is a brief trailer showing some of the gameplay.