Cute Bin-to-Hex Trainer This is an amusing way to push a familiarity between hexadecimal and binary notation. As far as a percentage of children appearing to be skilled in this area, I think that most simply notice a pattern rather than do the math. Fundamentally, this isn't much different than grouping similarly colored or shaped objects. While unrelated to the intent of this game, I think that including a 10-key pad to punch in the base-10 value (a launch confirmation?) after setting the bits would enhance the experiment.
Really fun Really fun game, and I feel like I can kid myself that I'm improving a useful skill too :p. Would love to see more game modes e.g Decimal to binary, or octal. EDIT: my highscore is now 26, and it seems impossible to beat, as the aliens come down the screen almost faster than the rockets fire. Could be improved if the number of aliens increased rather than just their speed.
Really teaches you about how hexadecimal work At first I was totally confused, I couldn't figure out how the numbers and letters work together and felt like googling for a Wikipedia about hexadecimals. However, as I continued playing this game I slowly but surely managed to grasp the concept somehow. This proves that there's endless possibilities to things you can teach people about entirely through a game.
Hilarious I can't stop grinning at the absurdity of a weapon system that requires bitwise programming to fire. I was surprised at how far I got. To get a higher score swipe adjacent bits instead of tapping each one. E.g.: for FE just swipe all bits from left to right, it will fire before you get to the one bit.
Haha my little girl taught me how to play! At first I was stumped to see my girl simply playing FlippyBit while I couldn't hit even one alien! But after a while I was starting to understand the mechanic and why she seems to know what missiles to launch :)
Needs a little work. Educationally it would make sense to display hexes on the tiny computer at all times even during and after explosions so you can learn from mistakes. Also the pace gets too frantic after a while, better to have a slow endurance test than an impossible race. If the aliens get too low even correct hexes result in explosions, not a great learning outcome. All in all very good though but please improve it. A high score reset would be handy too...