Computer programming is becoming an essential 21st-century skill and we want as many people to learn this valuable skill, but we don’t need another mobile application encouraging kids to be glued to their iPads.
Singapore, Singapore (PRWEB)
September 18, 2017
Potato Pirates, the all new card game that combines potatoes, programming and piracy, is live on global crowdfunding platform Kickstarter and trending fast having already surged past their initial raise goal.
Potato Pirates is a strategic card game perfect for classrooms, family days, or even game night with friends. It teaches anyone ages 6 & up, over 10 hours worth of programming concepts in 30 minutes, all without a computer.
“Computer programming is becoming an essential 21st-century skill and we want as many people to learn this valuable skill, but we don’t need another mobile application encouraging kids to be glued to their iPads,” says co-founder and CEO Aditya Batura. “Moreover, computers may not be as easily accessible to children in other parts of the world and certain schools lack the resources to give students access to these computers to learn programming. Most of all, we wanted a social medium to bring kids and parents, students and teachers, beginners and experts together to have fun while learning from one another.”
There are 7 Potato King cards hidden at random in the deck. To win, players must be the first to collect all 7 Potato King cards by roasting, mashing and frying other potato pirates. Attacked can also be powered with programming concepts such as loops and conditionals. Players can also eliminate all enemies and be the last Potato Pirate sailing to win the game.
Through the game, players will learn about fundamental computer programming concepts such as functions, for loops, while loops, if-else conditionals, nested loops, boolean statements, and many more. 9 in 10 people have shown an improvement in the understanding of fundamental programming concepts after playing for only 1 hour.
“Our objective here is to let anyone above age 6 have a smashing time while learning fundamental programming concepts – all that without the need for a computer. All this while offering parents an avenue to get more involved in their child’s learning,” adds Batura. “Not all parents…