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February 26, 2014 at 3:00 AM

Code.org encore: Make your own “Flappy Bird”

Seattle’s Code.org has a fun present for the 27 million students who participated in its Hour of Code program in December.

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The non-profit today is releasing a free “make your own ‘Flappy Bird’ ” tutorial for students and others to build their own version of the hit game.

Co-founder Hadi Partovi said the 20-minute tutorial lets kids as young as 6 code their own game. Options include making a “flappy” Santa Claus, Superman, unicorn or sharks with lasers. Coders can also modify the game with their own rules, such as getting extra points when you bounce off the ground or having unlimited lives in the game.

The tutorial and finished games can run on a tablet or browser. Games can also be shared on Facebook and Twitter and played within the social networks.

The release also marks the one year anniversary of Code.org launching its first video encouraging students to learn programming, queuing up the “Hour of Code” program that drew more than 27 million users in 170 countries who were introduced to programming concepts through Code.org’s online tutorials.

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