You ever play that game in the house where you had to jump from obstacle to obstacle without touching the rug or the grass? Remember how you pretended that everything floor-related was lava? Remember how Alex from across the street slipped and broke something and his parents glared at you? Back to the lava thing: What if it was?
Hot Lavais exactly that. You get out of bed and, oh shit, lava everywhere. These circumstances require you to hop, surf, and slide around furniture and other objects. The levels start innocently enough, in a house and a school, but soon become more advanced and fantastic, turning you into Parkour Indiana Jones. It’s Mirror’s Edge meets Saturday morning cartoons, and you can sign up for the beta right now. It’s hard for fully-grown people to jump from chair to chair without later having to make a sudden IKEA trip, but luckily, video games have got your back.
Learning something new —especially code— can be intimidating. Here are a few online courses, software and games to get you started.
Scratch — is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.
LearnToMod— if you’re a fan of Minecraft, this tool will teach you how to program through Minecraft.
— a video game developed at UC San Diego to teach people to program.
The story line is simple: you’re a wizard that uses spells (i.e. code)
to navigate through the world, fight off foes, and solve problems.