Scottie Go! is a new and innovative game teaching kids about programming in a fun and easy way. It is a combination of physical, tactile cardboard tiles, exactly like puzzle tiles, that the player uses to create a command, as well as an mobile application used for scanning the suggested command to set Scottie and other characters in motion in the game.
With this “play-and-learn”-product, you move the player’s consciousness of the learning aspect to focus on the game as a regular and well known gaming platform, but without thinking about it, the player is acquiring basic programming skills.
The tiles are used to write commands which will be performed by Scottie. They also have a defined goal: they allow players to acquire basic programming concepts such as loops, conditionals, variables or functions in a Scratch-based concept.
The app allows to scan the commands by capturing a photo or a video. Once the command has been scanned, Scottie will carry it out step by step, and the player can see if the task has been performed correctly.