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® is a free educational app that teaches children about the principles of coding - with Pocky!
GLICODE® is a trademark of the programming education app by Ezaki Glico.
Android 5.1 or later
Recommended smartphone devices
Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J / Xperia X Compact SO-02J / Xperia XZ SO-01J / Xperia XZ1 SO-01K / Galaxy Feel SC-04J / Galaxy S8 SC-02J / Galaxy S7 edge SC-02H / AQUOS sense SH-01K / P10 lite WAS-LX2J
Recommended tablet devices
Nexus 7(2013) / arrows Tab F-04H / Qua tab PZ LGT32 / Qua tab 01 KYT31 / dtab Compact d-01J
*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".
*"GLICODE" loads the ordered sweets using the camera.
The photo data taken by the camera is not stored in the device and is not transmitted or collected to an external server.
In addition, for the purpose of improving functionality, this app uses Google Analytics to collect logs without including personally identifying information.