[ProgSoc] Games that teach compsci concepts.

Nicholas FitzRoy-Dale wzdd at progsoc.org
Thu Sep 22 02:12:58 EST 2011


I'm still waiting for someone to implement my game concept which teaches subset construction (conversion of NFA to DFA). I'm sure there is a great game in there.

Nicholas

On 21 sep 2011, at 10:42, Bryn Davies wrote:

> I was recently talking (briefly) with Zach Barth, who wrote SpaceChem (an indie puzzle game, see "SpaceChem: An introduction" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk8JwvtVs38 ).  SpaceChem is itself kind of a model for ideas about state machines and multithreaded programming - it's available for linux, mac and windows and I highly recommended it.
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> Anyway, I mentioned that the aesthetics reminded me of drawing Turing machine diagrams, and he asked me if I'd played a game called Manufactoria ( http://www.kongregate.com/games/PleasingFungus/manufactoria ).  I hadn't, but if anyone on this list is interested in TM / FSA, I think you'll enjoy it - I wish we'd had toys like this when I was doing the computation subjects in undergrad.
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> - Bryn
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