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Game that teaches computer science to middle and high school kids.

CodeCombat is a multiplayer programming game for learning how to code. With thousands of schools and millions of students, we are bringing K12 computer science education to everyone, regardless of gender, race, or background. Everyone should have the opportunity to learn. The ultimate goal of CodeCombat is to bring more users into the field of computer programming by making the logic and syntax more accessible and enjoyable to learn. The end game is to educate a whole new generation of computer programmers that started their journey by slaying ogres and defending their castles from oncoming enemy hordes. We teach Python, JavaScript, and other languages directly in the browser. Teachers with no computer science background can get started in five minutes. In a world where all programmers have had to be second-language learners, do you want your students to become native speakers of code? Let's chat about bringing CodeCombat to your school! Find us on Twitter at

Jobs at CodeCombat

$169k - $225,500
0.21% - 0.26%
6+ years
Team Size:45
Location:San Francisco

Active Founders

Nick Winter, CEO

Current: CodeCombat (YC W14), a multiplayer programming game for learning to code. Previously: founded Skritter, the power user's app for learning to write Chinese/Japanese characters. Also: wrote The Motivation Hacker, a guide to getting yourself to want to do what you've always wanted to want to do. I'm in the Seattle area and have three kids (2015, 2017, and 2021). See more:

Nick Winter
Nick Winter