BBC – Blogs – Internet blog – How we built “The Doctor and the Dalek” CBBC game
“The Doctor and the Dalek” CBBC game forms part of the BBC’s ‘Make It Digital’ initiative.
And it’s exactly the kind of hybrid we love at Somethin’ Else. It’s a ‘game with purpose’ — intrinsically fantastic to play, yet achieving something concrete and measurable. Playing the game delivers not just endorphins but specific parts of the UK’s school curriculum (‘Key Stage 2 and 3 programming’).
From the off, my team designed a game loop we were certain would do the job: skedaddle over Skaro (say) until you are blocked by something that can only be passed by upgrading your Dalek; the upgrading process would require completion of a ‘coding challenge.’
Easy words — and still not enough to describe a game someone can build.