Debian Games Project
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Debian's programming games

This metapackage will install programming games aiming to teach programming through entertainment.

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Basic256
educational BASIC programming environment for children
Versions of package basic256
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sid1.1.4.0-3amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
bullseye1.1.4.0-3amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
buster1.1.4.0-3amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
stretch1.1.4.0-2amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
wheezy0.9.6.69a-1amd64,armel,armhf,i386,ia64,kfreebsd-amd64,kfreebsd-i386,mips,mipsel,powerpc,s390,s390x,sparc
squeeze0.9.2-2amd64,armel,i386,ia64,kfreebsd-amd64,kfreebsd-i386,mips,mipsel,powerpc,s390,sparc
Debtags of package basic256:
interfacex11
roleprogram
uselearning
Popcon: 12 users (22 upd.)*
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License: DFSG free
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BASIC-256 is an easy to use version of BASIC designed to teach young children the basics of computer programming. It uses traditional control structures like gosub, for/next, and goto, which helps kids easily see how program flow-control works. It has a built-in graphics mode which lets them draw pictures on screen in minutes, and a set of detailed, easy-to-follow tutorials that introduce programming concepts through fun exercises.

Colobot
educational programming strategy game
Versions of package colobot
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jessie0.1.3-1amd64,armel,armhf,i386
stretch0.1.9-5amd64,arm64,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
buster0.1.11.1-6amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
bullseye0.1.11.1-6amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
sid0.1.11.1-6amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
experimental0.1.12-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
Debtags of package colobot:
uitoolkitsdl
Popcon: 22 users (37 upd.)*
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Colobot (Colonize with Bots) is an educational game aiming to teach programming through entertainment. You are playing as an astronaut on a journey with robot helpers to find a planet for colonization. It features 3D real-time graphics and a C++ and Java-like, object-oriented language, CBOT, which can be used to program the robots available in the game.

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0.1.2-3https://screenshots.debian.net/screenshots/000/010/613/large.png
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Laby
Learn how to program with ants and spider webs
Versions of package laby
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sid0.6.4-2amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
bullseye0.6.4-2amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
buster0.6.4-2amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
stretch0.6.4-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
jessie0.6.3-1amd64,armel,armhf,i386
wheezy0.6.3-1amd64,armel,armhf,i386,ia64,kfreebsd-amd64,kfreebsd-i386,mips,mipsel,powerpc,s390,s390x,sparc
squeeze0.5.5-1amd64,armel,i386,ia64,kfreebsd-amd64,kfreebsd-i386,mips,mipsel,powerpc,s390,sparc
Debtags of package laby:
devellang:c, lang:java, lang:ocaml
fieldmathematics
interfacex11
roleprogram
uitoolkitgtk
usegameplaying, learning
Popcon: 21 users (45 upd.)*
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License: DFSG free
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Laby is a small program to learn how to program with ants and spider webs. You have to move an ant out of a labyrinth, avoid spider webs, move rocks, etc.

Using Laby, you can learn OCaml, C, C++, Java, Prolog, Ruby, Pascal, JavaScript, Python, Lua, Vala and Scheme. Other bindings can easily be added to support new programming languages.

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Robocode
Java programming game based on battle tanks
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squeeze1.6.2+dfsg-3all
wheezy1.6.2+dfsg-3.1all
wheezy-security1.6.2+dfsg-3.1+deb7u1all
jessie1.6.2+dfsg2-1all
stretch1.9.2.5-2all
buster1.9.3.3-3all
bullseye1.9.3.3-3all
sid1.9.3.5-1all
Debtags of package robocode:
roleprogram
usegameplaying
Popcon: 13 users (18 upd.)*
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License: DFSG free
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Robocode is a Java programming game where the goal is to develop a robot battle tank to battle against other tanks. The robot battles are running in real-time and on-screen. The motto of Robocode is: Build the best, destroy the rest!

*Popularitycontest results: number of people who use this package regularly (number of people who upgraded this package recently) out of 201087