Play Works Studio Introduces New Game that Teaches Coding

Robiis, Little Creatures that Teach Software Coding are Available Through Pre-Order Crowdfunding Campaign

Online PR News – 19-May-2016 – Seattle, Washington – Play Works Studio is proud to announce Robiis, little creatures that teach software coding to everyone! Our mission is to encourage children, especially girls, to discover a passion for science and technology while having fun. We believe that play should be equal, and girls and boys should be encouraged to play and learn together.\"Robiis is a collectible robot gaming platform aligned with common core standards that teaches girls and boys ages 6-10 the basics of software programming. The storytelling aspects of Robiis make it excellent for engaging ALL children, in both home and classroom settings,\" the CEO and founder of Play Works Studio, Adriana Moscatelli, said, \"Robiis was carefully designed to be gender neutral because we believe that everyone deserves to have equal opportunities to play and learn.\"Robiis players use a visual mobile app to program the robots and solve puzzles and challenges of different levels of difficulty. The game boards are built with hexagonal tiles that can be arranged in a variety of different ways to build ever more challenging puzzles.Robiis is all about fun, however it is seriously educational. Robiis teaches software programming; children learn concepts such as implementing loops, if-statements, functions, recursion, etc. Players also learn important skills like logical, procedural, spatial and probabilistic reasoning, and they learn them in the context of telling stories and solving problems collaboratively. Most importantly, they are having too much fun to even know they are learning!Play Works Studio\'s scientists built and play tested Robiis in classrooms and science museums with grants from the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation.Play Works Studio is now taking pre-orders for the first commercially available Robii\'s games from April 25th to June 1st. Early Backers will be the first to purchase and/or donate Robiis kits to schools.About Play Works StudioPlay Works Studio is a Seattle-based company that develops science games for girls and boys. Founded in 2013 by Adriana Moscatelli, our mission is to encourage children, especially girls, to discover a passion for science and technology while having fun. We are a team of scientists, artists, designers, engineers and educators who grew up tinkering, making, exploring, playing with building toys and being curious. We like to build and have an impact in the world. And we love science. The company has been funded by prestigious grants from the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation.For more information, visit http://www.robiis.com.

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