The BBC has revealed its fiendish side—tricking kids into learning how to code with a free Doctor Who game . The Doctor and the Dalek is available now on Android , iOS , and Amazon app stores, and combines a platforming adventure with an introduction to Boolean logic-based programming. Peter Capaldi, the current incarnation of The Doctor , lends his voice to the game, which is written by series writer Phil Ford. Over three worlds and 12 levels, players will follow the hunt for the Orb of Fates, an ancient device from the Time War that unlocks the Starbane, a weapon that can wipe out whole solar systems—and is being fought over by the Daleks and Cybermen. The Doctor serves as mentor rather than main character, helping control a reprogrammed Dalek in search of the artefact. The game was commissioned by BBC Learning, and ties into the government’s new IT curriculum focusing on modern computer skills. “We’ve been exploring various ideas since Tony Hall’s speech in October 2012 when he announced the BBC would have a 2015 initiative focusing on inspiring a new generation to get creative with coding and digital technology,” Jo Pearce, Executive Producer for BBC Doctor Who… Read full this story
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