Dungeon-crawling adventure where code is king
Pros: Writing code to play the game makes coding less intimidating and more fun.
Cons: In-game supports are extensive but text-heavy, and may cause more frustration than relief.
Bottom Line: While not everyone loves fighting ogres, CodeCombat offers a classroom-ready platform and an authentic learning experience.
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