My 12 yr old son is obsessed with gaming, like many boys. I'd like to see his obsessions continue to mesh with learning. I know he's learned a lot about bartering, teamwork, using his computer, online safety and using game add-ons. His gaming is truly social and he prefers games where he can interact with a few good in-person friends, but online. I'd like to see him get more involved in actual game creation, possibly even things he can take on with his friends.
I've seen a few curriculum/programs for game programming, but am wondering if any others have used them. I want something that can be almost as addicting some of the games he plays. What about one that incorporates programming for Minecraft? Any advice?
He's used Scratch but hasn't gotten sucked into it.