I am beyond excited to announce that after nearly three months of collaboration with Paramount, Microsoft MakeCode will be officially releasing our “Code an Adventure” skillmap, inspired by the new movie Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves this Monday, March 13.
Modeled after an old-school text-based adventure game, this series of tutorials takes you through three levels of game-building, while offering experience with conditionals, functions, pixel art editing, music composition, and dynamic storytelling.
With our first ever tutorial to include our new music editor, we hope to encourage everyone to recognize that there is creativity in coding. We are proud that MakeCode Arcade can help that shine through.
AND…we are thrilled to be offering a SWEEPSTAKES where educators and group leaders (ages 18+) can enter for the chance to win a hometown screening of the movie for their group! Simply run the activity with your team, post your favorite games to @MSMakeCode on social media using the tag #DNDMakeCodeSweepstakes, then fill out the form to let us know who you are. Sweepstakes ends 3/31/2023.
Unfortunately, Paramount only offers this prize in the USA.
Microsoft will be offering a different sweepstakes when the rest of the campaign rolls out in a week, though! That one has more countries connected. I don’t have the details myself, but if you start searching after 3/24, the information should come up.