CodeCombat Alternatives

    CodeCombat is described as 'online game that teaches programming to learners as young as 6. Students write code in real programming languages' and is an website in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to CodeCombat, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac and Steam. The best alternative is Code.org, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to CodeCombat are CheckIO (Free, Open Source), CodinGame (Free), Screeps (Paid) and Robocode (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 28, 2021

    1. Code.org is a non-profit whose goal is to expose all students to computer programming. We believe that computer programming is a liberal art; it's something EVERY student in the world should be exposed to at some point in their childhood education.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Pycharm
      • WebStorm
      Online game for Python and JavaScript coders to improve skills.
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    2. Play with Programming. Solve challenging problems, code AI bots, have fun.
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      Screeps is a massive multiplayer online real-time strategy game. Each player can create his or her own colony in a single persistent world shared by all the players. Such a colony can mine resources, build units, conquer territory.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Robocode is a programming game where the goal is to code a robot battle tank to compete against other robots in a battle arena. So the name Robocode is a short for "Robot code". The player is the programmer of the robot, who will have no direct influence on the game.
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    3. Program little office workers to solve puzzles. Be a good employee! The machines are coming... for your job.
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      Most users think Human Resource Machine is a great alternative to CodeCombat.
    4. You start in the lab where you experiment with the neurons and nodes that make up a brain. From there you move out into the field to build a brain for a Lady Bug to help it feed and survive.
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      • FreeProprietary
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      CSSBattle is an online CSS Code Golfing battleground. Here, players from all around the world try to visually replicate "Targets" in smallest possible CSS code and battle it out to get to the top of the leaderboard. Are You Game?
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Colobot Gold is modified version of the original Colobot game released by Epsitec under open source (GPLv3) license. Source code was refreshed and rewritten using SDL and OpenGL libraries, thus making it multiplatform
    5. VIM Adventures is an online game based on VIM's keyboard shortcuts (commands, motions and operators). It's the "Zelda meets text editing" game. It's a puzzle game for practicing and memorizing VIM commands (good old VI is also covered, of course).
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