Hugo Simoes
simple living, careful thinking, collective fun


Category: Prequel

Maze - simpler

The maze input and procedures are now simpler.

Maze screenshot

It is also easier to play without programming.

Give it a try.

December 31, 2023
Maze, Prequel

Warpchase private rankings

Warpchase rankings are now also available by invitation only.

Warpchase private rankings

Besides the global ongoing competition, you can also enter other Warpchase competitions.

If you have a group of colleagues (or friends, or family members) who could benefit from having a programming competition with their own private rankings, get in touch to create a Warpchase arena.

Happy Prequel programming!

November 30, 2023
Warpchase, Prequel,

Maze needs key

The robot now needs a key to escape from the labirinth:

Maze screenshot

The Pledge algorithm is no longer sufficient to ensure a successful exit.
How will you solve it? Here's one way.

October 17, 2023
Maze, Prequel

Warpchase at Universidade do Porto

I have been at Universidade do Porto, letting more people know about Warpchase (and Prequel).

Warpchase poster

EDIT 2023/10/10: Added newsletter link.

September 25, 2023
Warpchase, Prequel

Prequel updates

I have been working on a few Prequel updates (including a new feature) and I'm happy with the result.

Prequel language

This project was born by trying to give my kids the tools I wished to have had when I started to program.
Many thanks to the valuable feedback given to me by the early adopters of Prequel, most of whom are family and friends.

The language is simple, runs on an internet browser, and has a debugger showing the effects of each instruction, step by step.

The main idea of Prequel was being able to jump to the most interesting parts of coding right away.
Games are already available. Beginners just need to code the juicy bits, like driving the behaviour of the bots in Warpchase.

I believe I have created a fun and easy way for people to learn how to program, with challenges for more experienced and competitive programmers.
It is time to let more people know what they are missing :)

August 27, 2023

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