Rabbids Coding, a free 2019 programming puzzle game released for mobile and PC, has entered into a partnership with the UK-based program Digital Schoolhouse. The game will become a part of the program's curriculum as a way to teach children programming skills.
Digital Schoolhouse is a non-profit program supported by the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE) looking to "bridge the gap between education and industry to aptly equip the next generation for a digital age." Announced on their website, Digital Schoolhouse's partnership with Rabbids Coding will give the 2019 game, which was developed by Ubisoft Montreal and spearheaded by game developer Anthony Kozak in Montréal Saint Laurent, will give the game a curriculum for teachers to use as well as cross-curricular "Unplugged" activities and a Parents Pack for learning at home.
Shahnelia Saeed, the director for Digital Schoolhouse, said:
It is not often a simple-to-play game comes along that so seamlessly combines great design with robust educational practice. It’s a rare combination; and one that Ubisoft has perfected well. While the work we carried out helps to embed this game within classrooms across the UK; the skills and concepts developed apply equally to schools and children across the globe
Ubisoft isn't the only video game company to team up with Digital Schoolhouse. As proudly displayed on the website's front page, Nintendo is one of their partners, along with other partners such as SEGA, PlayStation, and Outright Games. One of Nintendo's courses is called "Machine Code Mario" and features an optional extension that lets students use Super Mario Maker 2 to help students learn how to represent decimal numbers in binary.