In this issue of the Hello Worldwide magazine for educators and students Nicholas Provenzano explains how he introduced Python to students in his literature class, bridging computer science and literacy. Students have created their own piece of fiction and then use their stories to create an amazing text-based computer games based on the role-playing game (RPG) tutorial from the Hello World Raspberry Pi magazine..
“Literature classes seem like the last place you would find students coding, but interactive fiction has been around for decades. Students love to play computer games, and the very best games have amazing stories. This project will allow students to create their own piece of fiction and then use Python to turn it into a text-based computer game. Students will have a chance to create their own hero and monsters, treasures and traps and so much more while being introduced to Python. Students that love to write, and students that love to code, will love this lesson.”
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