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Doctor Who Game Teaches Basic Programming Skills

by Conner Flynn
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If you want to learn about basic programming concepts, I can’t think of a better teacher than Doctor Who. Yes, soon we can learn and enjoy Doctor Who at the same time thanks to a new game from the BBC and BBC Doctor Who Interactive that will teach kids how to program.

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The game is called The Doctor and the Dalek,” and it features voice narration from Peter Capaldi, and a new story by Phil Ford. This free web game is aimed at 6- to 12-year-olds, but the rest of us can still play it. You can’t stop me!

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The story involves freeing a battered Dalek from a ship of Cybermen. Players are then charged with repairing the ship through a series of puzzles based on the programming elements of the new English computing curriculum. This should be fun and educational for all ages.

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