Snoopy is taking a break from lying on his doghouse and staring at the sky to help kids learn about computers and coding. As part of Computer Science Education Week (December 4-10), codeSpark Academy and the Peanuts brand are teaming up to release holiday-themed Snoopy Snow Brawl, a cute multi-player coding game that encourages kids to use problem-solving, strategy and algorithms in a snowball fight between Woodstock and his bird buddies, refereed by Snoopy.
The game focuses on sequencing, with codeSpark claiming that kids score up to 22% higher in sequencing tests after just three sessions. Kids (or adults -- let's not underestimate the universal appeal of the Peanuts gang) can play against each other or the computer, in one-on-one or two-on-two challenges, trying their hands at interactive puzzles and word-free block programming. There are four stages for learners of every level, and they'll get step-by-step guidance along the way. Snoopy Snow Brawl is live now and playable for everyone until January 15, 2018 via the codeSpark Academy app on iOS, Android and the web.
- This article originally appeared on Engadget.