So, you may have heard that on Tuesday, the Kickstarter for Vixle launched. I thought I’d come up from the trenches and talk about it a bit.
To start with, Vixle is similar to Minecraft. Things are built with blocks. You can create whatever you can imagine. If you’re already a fan of Minecraft, you should definitely check it out. What makes Vixle really cool, is the coding aspect that Brian McBarron added to it. Imagine building something in Minecraft, and then actually having it do that thing that you wanted. But redstone you say? That’s child’s play compared to this.
This is where I came in. Brian was inspired to learn to code by the Micro Adventure Books. Brian approached me to see if I would be interested in doing something similar for Vixle. Of course I loved the idea. And a short time later, Journey to Galaxy’s Edge was born.
So you are the character in the story and once you reach certain points throughout the story, you will switch over to Vixle and code your way through the adventure. Your ship was under attack and damaged. You must go into the computer systems and re-route power from non-essential functions in order to get the ship moving once more. What’s really cool about this is once you’ve fixed the code to make it all work, you can see the changes come to life in the game. So the engines will power up and other systems will go dark.
The thought that my stories might encourage kids to learn coding is very exciting! If this sounds like it might be your thing, I encourage you to swing by the Kickstarter.