Lightbot : Code Hour

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About this game

Get kids programming in the most fun way: by solving puzzles in a videogame!

Lightbot - Code Hour is meant to introduce kids who have no experience whatsoever programming, and is all-ages friendly! That means anyone anywhere from K to 12 can play, have fun and learn real programming logic!

Lightbot is a programming puzzle game; it uses game mechanics that are firmly rooted in programming concepts. Lightbot lets players gain a practical understanding of basic concepts like instruction sequencing, procedures and loops, just by guiding a robot to light up tiles and solve levels.

Teachers worldwide are choosing Lightbot first when introducing their students to programming.

Lightbot - Code Hour features 20 levels. The full version of Lightbot features 50 levels for when you want more of a challenge!

This version of Lightbot has been translated to 28 different languages! Just hit a flag icon corresponding to the language in the game!
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Dec 1, 2016

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20.2K reviews
A Google user
February 18, 2020
This is a great learn-to-code app. I have an MS in computer science, and I use this with my elementary school students. It introduces important programming structures such as methods, loops, return statements, and debugging. It is simple enough for beginners with only three major commands: move, turn, light (on/off). My first graders can solve were the first levels, but they would need instruction before they could handle levels which need recursion or loops. The puzzles are fun.
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Hadley Rosequist
January 25, 2022
Ok, I am 10 years old, can you make one for older kids? It was lots of fun, it was easy for me though. My 4 year old brother could solve some of them.๐Ÿ‘it was fun, mind you, but also add some more levels please! If you come out with more, I will download!! Great free app if you're interested in programing!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽฎ Have a good day (or good afternoon) random strangers I don't know!๐Ÿ˜˜ โค๏ธ
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Chris William
June 11, 2021
I'm not within the intended age range, just wanted to check out the coding basics. This is a really fun way for kids to both learn and play. I noticed you could complete the levels may different ways, so maybe once the level is finished it could show the optimal way to complete each level.
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What's new

Updated a level players were getting stuck on too early: procedures level 5 has now been revamped to better transition players through the game!