Being a geek and loving the fantasy life go hand-in-hand. That’s why stories like those found in the Discworld series and games like The Witcher appeal to us. Quite simply, they put a spell on us.
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Now, imagine coding your own spells within a sandbox environment where anything could be possible. It’s happening right now in a game called CodeSpells, a Kickstarter funded game that will allow gamers of any skill level to create spells from drag-and-drop code.
Developers ThoughtSTEM are calling it “the ultimate spellcrafting sandbox,” and who are we to argue with this sound logic? The game currently features the spell-crafting sandbox where users can code “unlimited spells” with the four elements (air, water, earth, fire), plus access to the community for those who want to share and learn new magic spells.
What we like is how intuitive it all is. While experienced coders can delve deep into the programming to create some truly interesting and devastating spells, newbies can experiment with the drag-and-drop coding interface without having to suffer too much.
CodeSpells looks to be a natural extension of its ethos. Right now, CodeSpells isn’t much of a game, it’s more of a testing ground for what’s to come. But with 25 days left and its US$50 000 Kickstarter goal almost complete, CodeSpells will eventually make it into our download queue.