Building Casual Games and APIs for Teaching Introductory Programming Concepts

@inproceedings{Chau2015BuildingCG,
  title={Building Casual Games and APIs for Teaching Introductory Programming Concepts},
  author={Brian Chau and Rob Nash and Kelvin Sung and Jason Pace},
  booktitle={FDG},
  year={2015}
}
We are building a series of custom casual games to support teaching and learning of introductory programming (CS1/2) concepts with a focus on ease of adoption. Our games are innovative twists on popular casual genres, and each game is designed explicitly for teaching specific programming concepts (e.g., conditionals, arrays). Based on these games, faculty can explain and students can explore CS1/2 concepts through engaging gameplay mechanics by working with a simple Application Programming… 
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