Check out these free games to learn and master your Python programming skills!
According to the PYPL index (PopularitY of Programming Language Index) Python is today the most searched language in the world.
Python’s growth is “absolutely explosive,” says Anaconda CEO, and not slowing down.
There are many reasons why this programming language is experiencing such a great rise and its expansion in the Data Science industry is probably the main reason for that.
If you’re into Data Science then you already know the importance and the relevance of Python in this field. So, learning and mastering this programming language should be on top of your priorities.
A simple search on Google Trends can give us an impactful visualization of Python’s growth. Below you can observe its rise from 2004 to the current days.
It really looks like Python is the present and the future in this growing field, so why not try to sharpen your skills with these free and intuitive games?
In fact, these days, in addition to interactive courses, tutorials, and multiple other resources, there are lots of free coding games you can check out to improve your coding skills and take your programming skills to the next level.
Obviously, these games alone won’t get you a job or a degree but they can be very useful to practice the skills that you’re learning and they can also improve your critical thinking.
Codewars is an online platform that presents its users with coding challenges called “kata”. Kata is a Japanese term referring to a pattern of martial arts movements that are practiced alone but can also be reviewed within groups. As users complete different “kata” they rank up their profile. This feature makes the game rather addictive and it also has a leaderboard.
Codewars is a community-built platform, meaning its challenges are designed by its users.
“Codewars is a platform that helps you learn, train, and improve your coding skills by solving programming tasks of many types and difficulty levels. You choose how you would like to learn. Do you want to take on increasingly difficult challenges? Maybe you prefer training through repetition and by improving your solutions. After solving a task, compare your answer with other users and learn from them or help less experienced users by answering their questions.”
CodinGame can be identified as a collection of multiple coding minigames. You can basically code in any language you want as they support them all, and of course, Python is on the list. The game has a leaderboard and other features that motivate its users to come back daily and stay productive.
This game offers you a variety of options and solutions to play with, you can have fun with your friends, your schoolmates, your co-workers or join international contests with different users from around the globe.
“At CodinGame, our goal is to let programmers keep on improving their coding skills by solving the World’s most challenging problems, learn new concepts, and get inspired by the best developers.”
CodeCombat is essentially an adventure/dungeon-delving-type game that teaches the basics of coding for teens and also adults. Players can only control their characters by writing actual code using Python. This game turns coding lessons into a fun role-playing game (RPG).
“If you want to learn to program, you need to write (a lot of) code. At CodeCombat, our job is to make sure you’re doing that with a smile on your face. Our mission is to make programming accessible to every student on Earth.”
CodeMonkey is an online game for students to learn coding in a step-by-step and fun manner. CodeMonkey is divided into levels; the goal of each is to guide the monkey to collect all of the level’s bananas. The screen is divided in half; one half shows the code and possible commands to choose from, while the other shows the results of that code on the characters. It’s aimed at coding for kids, but it’s definitely fun for adults, too. There are even CodeMonkey Android and iOS apps.
“We envision a global playful learning experience where the next generations of coders are born and raised. We aim to create an engaging platform where programming knowledge is acquired alongside 21st century skills through collaboratively playing and solving puzzles, inventing, creating and sharing.”
Congratulations! You have just discovered new ways to improve your skills!
I hope this article will be helpful in your data science or programming journey.