Isaiah Loves Coding to Make Games
Ten-year-old Isaiah lives in Bryant, Arkansas. He’s in 5th grade and likes to spend his free time playing games, walking, and coding. We interviewed him to find out what he likes about coding and what he’s working on next!
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a programmer because I like to make stuff. Sometimes I make movies too.
How did you get introduced to Tynker? I started coding at school when we did Hour of Code. I started with Tynker when my dad gave me his iPad and he had downloaded Tynker.
Do you look at the Tynker community projects? Yes, I like seeing other people’s projects and how they make them. I look at the code too.
Why do you like to code? I’ve always wanted to make games.
What advice would you give for kids starting out with Tynker? At first, I struggled how to make games. It’s best to look at the Tynker community first because you can get ideas from it.
What is your favorite thing you’ve made? Skull Escape.
What are you planning to make next? Well, I made a game called Milk. I just published it. I also want to recreate a game called Earthworm Jim. It’s an adventure game – you’re an earthworm inside of a robotic suit and you have to save a princess.
Isaiah’s parents think coding is a great hobby! His mom Priscilla told us that making games with coding is a new way for Isaiah to communicate with other kids. According to Isaiah’s dad Ryan, “People who code are now sculpting the way the world is, so it’s cool to see Isaiah a part of that.”
We love to hear that Tynker has been beneficial for Isaiah! Thanks for speaking with us, Priscilla, Ryan, and Isaiah. Good luck with Earthworm Jim!