GLICODE turns every packet of Pocky into a bite-sized coding lesson. By laying out Pocky in the right order, you can use Japan’s (and the world's) favourite snacks to learn algorithmic thinking in a fun and engaging way.
Take control of Glico's mascot HUG HUG as he makes his way around an imaginary world, trying to spread happiness. You will need to learn different coding functions to help him navigate a range of levels so he can make his way to a child in need of a smile.
[WHAT YOU CAN LEARN]
By arranging Pocky in different sequences you can learn three basic coding fundamentals:
1. "GLICODE" App
Download the "GLICODE" app from Google Play.
All you need to play "GLICODE" is a regular packet of Chocolate Pocky.
As the levels progress they will become harder to test you on what you've learnt. Remember to save a few extra Pocky for the difficult levels - you'll need them!
For the best results make sure the snacks are placed on a plain white background.
Use a white placemat, paper or plate to lay your snacks out on.
1. Line up your snacks.
Remember not to place them too close together.
Use your phone’s camera to take a picture of your snack sequence from above.
3. Test your sequence.
Hit the play button to see your code executed as HUG HUG moves through the course.
4. Eat your delicious code.
If you pass the level you can eat your delicious code and get ready for the next challenge.
*Be mindful of hygiene - we recommend you wash your hands before playing with your snacks.
*Please make sure your white placemat is clean.
[Adopted by school lesson program with MIC!]
In Japan "GLICODE" was adopted by "Popularization of Programming education for young segment" program supported by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in 2016. Elementary school teachers are using this app as a tool in the classroom to teach the basics of programming to early elementary school kids.
GLICODE TM is a free educational app that teaches children about the principles of coding - with Pocky!
GLICODE TM is a trademark of the programming education app by Ezaki Glico.
Android 5.0 or later
Recommended smartphone devices
Nexus 5X / Nexus 6P / Xperia Z4 SO-03G / Xperia Z4 SOV31 / Xperia Z5 SO-01H / Xperia Z5 SOV32 / Xperia Z5 501SO / Xperia Z5 Compact sO-02H / Galaxy S6 SC-05G / Galaxy S6 edge SC-04G / Galaxy S6 edge 404SC / Galaxy S7 edge SC-02H / Galaxy S7 edge SCV33 / AQUOS ZETA SH-01H / AQUOS EVER SH-04G / AQUOS SERIE SHV32 / arrows NX F-04G / Disney Mobile on docomo DM-01G
Recommended tablet devices
Xperia Z4 Tablet sO-05G / AQUOS PAD SH-05G / dtab d-01H / LAVIE Tab E TE508/BAW / Qua tab 01 KYT31 / Qua tab 02 HWT31
*While "GLICODE" is designed to use Pocky, some variations of this product might not work with the app.
*Be mindful of hygiene and make sure to put snacks on food-safe materials such as plates or kitchen paper.
*Use a flat white placemat, paper or plate to place your snacks on. You might not be able to read snacks properly if you use patterned or dark background.
*Please pay attention to hygiene when you use "GLICODE". Please make sure to keep your smartphones and tablets clean by wiping the devices by clean wet towel after use.
*Please avoid direct daylight when you use "GLICODE". The app might not be able to read snacks properly under the sunlight due to shadows.
*Please make sure to check the allergy information before enjoying "GLICODE".