We are Codomo - a Singapore-based education technology company on a mission to deliver delightful educational experiences through technology and design. We started off by inspiring learners through design and technology workshops (e.g. Build an app to redesign your waking up experience, 3D model your Pokeball, Christmas Lights with Arduino and etc.)
During our lessons, we used various unplugged tools to teach fundamentals of coding and one of them morphed into Potato Pirates. We launched it on Kickstarter so that more people could use it to spark the joy of learning coding with people around them. After the campaign, we received a lot of positive feedback from parents, educators and gamers. They loved the balance of excitement and educational value that the game delivers. Besides our raving backers, Potato Pirates was also awarded the international Good Design Award, Singapore Good Design Award and Core77 Education Design Award in 2018.
The overwhelming response has been a very strong affirmation that people enjoy learning abstract concepts in a social setting with fun and games. Hence, our Potato Pirates team embarked on a new journey to explore other esoteric yet relevant concepts that can be made accessible to the general public using this approach. With Potato Pirates, we aim to bridge the gap between the rapidly changing technological concepts and slow-to-adapt educational curriculum as well as breaking the barriers between the layperson and seemingly complicated computer science concepts.