Scottie GO is an educational game distributor

Discover the world of coding

Because Scottie GO! involves all basic concepts of programming, ranging from basic instructions, loops, conditionals to variables and functions, it can be used as a basic tool to introduce and teaching programming. Thanks to the modular content, it can serve as a supplement of other tools that have previously been used to teach programming.

A unique programming interface, in the form of tiles, makes the game child-friendly and, furthermore, it allows children to work in teams without the fear that some of them will be less involved in the work.

 

 

About the game

Improves the ability to think analytically and logically

Develops algorithmic intuition

Teaches how to solve complex problems and how to work in a group

Supports the development of competences in teaching programming at early stages of education

 

Elements of the Game

Scottie GO! is an innovative game to teach programming. It is a combination of cardboard tiles, which are used by players to create programming commands and an app that sets tasks and scans the proposed solutions that set Scottie and other characters in motion.

Tiles

The tiles are used to write commands which will be performed by Scottie. They also have a defined goal: they allow players to acquire basic programming concepts such as loops, conditionals, variables or functions.

App

The app allows to scan the commands by capturing a photo or a video. Once the command has been scanned, Scottie will carry it out step by step, and the player can see if the task has been performed correctly.

How does it work?

 

Download the app

Select the task and work out the solution

Arrange the tiles into a suitable program

Use the app to take a picture or a video of your solution

Using your own device, see if the task has been performed correctly

1. The game has 91 quests divided into 10 modules, which provide several dozen hours of great fun and learning.

2. The set consists of a box containing 179 blocks for writing programs, a user manual, game board, and license code. Mobile device is not included in the set.

3. The player selects a task in the application and writes a program by placing tiles in the right order on the game board. The program controls the main character's, that is Scottie's movements.

4. Then the player scans the program using the Scottie Go! application on a computer, smartphone or tablet.

5. Once the program is scanned, Scottie will perform, on the device screen, the instructions placed on the game board.

6. The player will see whether the task was performed correctly.

7. The game is designed for children from the age of 6. Whilst the game can be played by a single player, Scottie Go! provides great teamwork fun in group of 2-3 persons.

8. For very young players, it is recommended that the first levels of the game are completed with the help of an adult.

Game Stages

 

1. Setting the task

 

The app assigns the player a task. Players read the task and analyze it. Then they plan the sequence of commands that will make Scottie get to the right spot, avoid any obstacles, pick up objects, start a device and so on. The combination of all these actions will lead to the completion of the objective.

 

2. Writing commands

 

The player starts writing commands. Each command starts with the START tile and ends with the FINISH piece. Between those two tiles, players place the command sequence. Some of the commands require a parameter, for example, the number of steps a given character is to take. 

 

3. Checking the solution

 

After clicking the "Camera" button, the players will switch to scanning mode. At this point, the command is registered, detected and interpreted and, within a fraction of a second, converted into Scottie's motion. The app will also analyze the correctness of the command suggested and will check if the objectives have been accomplished. After completing the task, the players receive some feedback. If the command is correct, Scottie will carry out the task, otherwise, players will be asked to rewrite the command. If the command is too long, players will be encouraged to optimize it (i. e. to shorten it). 

 

Programming in and outside the classroom

Scottie Go! allows you to run classes in diverse places, on various occasions, on different devices, and in many different ways.

After the installation on a device (Android or iOS mobile device, or a PC with Windows), the game does not require internet connection, which translates into the fact that it is possible to run a class wherever you want, even in a place where there is no IT infrastructure, e. g. school common rooms, corridors or even outside the building. 

The game can be effectively used even if there are not enough devices for each student.

Even if only the teacher has a computer device, the tasks can be shown on a screen; once the students have completed their command lines, the teacher can test them by scanning them with the computer device. The teacher can switch to student account before taking a picture of the command line, so the students' results will be stored. 

 
 

System requirements

 

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR A PC WITH WINDOWS

(The app does not support smartphones using Windows): 32- or 64-bit Windows 7/8/10, 2 GB RAM, dual-core processor 1.33 GHz, USB web camera (2Mpx with autofocus) 

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR ANDROID:

System version 4.1.2 or above, dual-core processor 1.2 GHz, back camera (2Mpx with autofocus)

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR iOS:

System version 8 or above, iPhone 5S or above, 4th generation iPad or above

 
 

 

Questions? Ready to order? Get in touch.

To speak with a SCOTTIE GO! representative, please call +370 615 10309

 

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