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Get kids hooked on coding within minutes!
Lightbot is a programming puzzle game- a game whose game mechanics require using programming logic to solve levels.
Simply guiding a robot to light up tiles and solve levels using commands, Lightbot cultivates a real understanding of procedures, loops, and conditionals.
Educators around the world are choosing to use Lightbot first when introducing their students to programming, coding and Computer Science.
Lightbot features 50 levels and 20 challenge stars to collect and is a must-have for puzzle enthusiasts.
This version of Lightbot can be played in English, French, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Norwegian, Slovenian, Romanian, Indonesian, German, Polish, Danish, Croatian, Dutch, Slovak, Czech, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Thai, Hindi, Swedish, Finnish and Hungarian! Just hit the associated flag icon on the main screen to select a language.
Lightbot features multiple save slots and separate progress tracking for multiple players. Multiple players can advance at their own pace in their own save slot, and also compete on number of levels finished, number of stars collected and number of overall commands used to complete the game.
There are NO in-app purchases in Lightbot.
Fixed a few minor bugs, including a major crash bug on iPhone 4 in which the game wouldn't start on that device.
As always, thank you for supporting Lightbot!
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Beautiful, Fun, & Educational
First off, I don't understand why this game was designed for ages "9-11." I'm 25 years old, with an IQ 42 points above average, and this game has definitely been very challenging for me! This is a beautifully designed and challenging app. After I played the demo, I made this app the first app purchase I've made in a year or so, it was well worth it.
A brief summary of what you can expect:
Your role in the game is that of a programmer, programming the robot's actions in each puzzle. You tell him/her to go forward, turn, jump, light up the square he/she is standing on, etc. The goal of each level is to light up all of the blue squares with the shortest list of commands possible (shortest amount of code). In the process, you'll learn some pretty advanced concepts, such as creating a loop, creating conditions (do this if this), and stopping a loop with conditions.
To the creators:
With all the praise I have for the game, and my encouragement for anyone and everyone interested in coding, let alone puzzles to purchase Lightbot, I don't think my review could be complete without giving honest and constructive feedback on ways the app could be improved. So with that said, the following feedback is for the developer.
By far the primary way I'd love to see the app grow, is in level creation. Some of the new features of the game were jumped in to quickly, because of the shortness in amount of levels. I felt while playing as if 1 tutorial level was given to each new concept, and then the difficulty skyrocketed in comparison on the second level in. I'd like to see 2 or 3 levels progressing in difficulty to the harder challenges, so as to lower the difficulty level between levels and make them more like gradual inclines rather than sharp mountain faces. Other than that, more levels in general is always a welcome thought, not just more easy levels, but more difficult levels as well; difficult ones coupled with new concepts and ideas. More levels, and a longer more epic game! -please
Additional levels would be by far the biggest improvement to the game in my opinion, but additional reward for winning challenges would also be nice. It was great challenging the player to get through a lesson in 12 moves or so less. The presence of challenge stars made me realize in some levels that my commands weren't perfect, which is good and challenging. I wish there had been more reward for winning challenges than just filling out an empty gold star. Perhaps if you complete all of the challenges you unlock a third robot? Or something similar?
Unlocking additional content and being able to customize the robot would be my last and final bit of input. I think it would be cool to be able to unlock things or change the robot in some way.
Thanks for making this app!
No longer working on iPad mini
After upgrade it simply can't be opened by my 1st gen iPad mini at all even after upgrade to iOS 9.1 and reinstall several times.
Excellent Logic Puzzle Game
This game has a bunch of fun programming logic puzzles. It starts out easy then the later gets pretty challenging. I'd definitely recommend it if you enjoy or want to get into coding.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.