Code Monster from Crunchzilla
Code Monster from Crunchzilla is an interactive programming tutorial for kids that focuses on action. Code changes immediately yield visible results.
Code Monster from Crunchzilla is publicly available to play for free at
Projects start with simple boxes and colors, rapidly progressing into exciting experiments with simple animation and fractals. Important programming concepts like variables, loops, conditionals, expressions, and functions are introduced by example.
Code Monster is a gentle and fun introduction to programming concepts. It is a first step in learning to program.
We decided to make a version of code for the tutorial itself available for others to modify, use, and translate.
If you want to create your own lessons or translate the existing lessons to a language other than English, the lesson content is entirely contained in codemonster-lessons.js in a large JSON file. Changing just that file will allow you to create your own lesson content. If you want to change or translate the help menus or title, edit the index.html file.
To deploy your modified code to your own webserver, just upload all the files to your favorite host. The code only contacts the server once at initialization to download all the lessons (intentionally, allowing people to play offline if they want to). You don't need any special configuration; just upload all the files like this was a web page.
If you build anything using the code for Code Monster from Crunchzilla, it'd be nice to credit Crunchzilla.com for the original code, though you don't have to. If you want to show off anything you build using this code, we'd love to hear from you (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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