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I'm considering making some tutorials to help students learn basic coding stuff by making clones of games. I have some generic ideas for clones (Galaga, Pac-Man, some kind of platformer, SimCity, etc.)

What other games stand out to you as good candidates for this kind of thing?

Bonus points if there's a specific concept the game would be particularly suited to teach

Extra bonus points if the game is weird :)

@octojon Sokoban and Tetris come to mind as classics that are easy/rewarding to demake/remake. For 2D physics Incredible Machine might be fun! Text adventures have a lot of room for interesting data structures and language processing without worrying about graphics.

Fun math/rending potential in an SNES Mario Kart-style 2.5D racing game, and of course can't forget the classic QBasic intro games, Nibbles and Gorillas (Snake/Scorched Earth).

@cincodenada
These are great ideas! Thanks for the recommendations

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