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Programming Game Comes Out Ahead in Web App Contest
Colorado-based Dolphin Micro, Inc. is proud to announce plans to develop BotLogic, a new game aimed at teaching kids computer programming.
“BotLogic helps kids develop the logic and spatial reasoning skills they’ll need to eventually learn coding,” explains developer Brad Wedell. “Kids program a robot to navigate through progressively challenging courses. It’s designed to engage kids and make learning to code fun.”
BotLogic came out the winner in Dolphin Micro’s recent internal contest for the best Web app concept. The company staged the contest in order to identify which of three app ideas would show the best early market potential. This was accomplished by asking each of three developer groups to prototype and promote its Web app over the space of 60 days. The winner would be determined based on the amount of interest – in the form of an email list – each group could generate. Competing ideas included an online sports and social community and a dynamic worksheet generator for parents and educators.
As the deadline neared, BotLogic’s appeal became clear. “BotLogic was racking up ‘likes,’ followers and enthusiastic comments online,” says Dolphin Micro’s marketing manager Kelly Drill. “Parents were asking when their kids could play, and kids were lining up to be beta testers.”
“BotLogic is an innovative logic game that will challenge children and adults alike,” says supporter Jennifer Kramer. Social media followers call the concept “exciting”
After generating an email list more than twice the length of its closest competitor’s, the BotLogic team earned the financial resources necessary to finish its project. The game is expected to launch in early fall.
More information is available at http://botlogic.us. Those interested in beta testing may sign up on the game website. Recruiting will begin in May.