Ubisoft decided to try its hand at educational game development. Ubisoft Canada and Ubisoft CSR teams formed an alliance and developed Rabbids Coding. The game will be using the franchise in an effort to make basic coding something a child can comprehend.
TheGamer spoke with Ubisoft developer Anthony Kozak about the goals in which he laid them out on a silver platter. He described what the game teaches as:
“We cover the early concepts, like how to create a chain of instructions, how to use conditions such as ‘If this happens, do that,’ and how to use loops to repeat instructions.”
“More fun and engaging.”
At the point Kozak was asked how he’d differentiate Rabbids Coding between sources such as CodeMonkey, Flexbox Froggy, CodeinGame, RubyWarrior, and more, he believes the Rabbids will be enough to draw kids to it.
“I think the game is quite attractive for kids, having those well-known Rabbids as the main characters, and using a really easy and step by step approach to help make it more fun and engaging.”
That being said, he was clear this game wasn’t meant to go after any other coding game, it was made solely to provide another source on top of other coding titles.
Rabbids Coding could be a potential hit, especially if it’s done in a fun and engaging way all the while teaching the next generation to code. With several programs promising to teach children coding, it’s no surprise this could be just another piece of software that will fill up some hard drive space, but the backing behind it may garner some merrit. With Ubisoft’s vast record of hits, they may have the knowledge and enough creativity to mask it.
Rabbids Coding is available now.