According to the official website "E.A.K. (Erase All Kittens) is an online platform game, made by Drum Roll, that teaches kids to code and create on the web. It does this in a unique way - by encouraging them to hack into levels, written in HTML and CSS (the languages of websites) - in order to complete the game."
Whilst at first the concept seems a little bizarre, it actually works extremely well! The idea is that students create platforms / pathways to guide their character 'Arca' to safety using a combination of HTML & CSS.
The whole concept exemplifies the Gamification model (The process of introducing game-like elements into a traditionally non-gaming contexts to make them more fun and engaging) with students being rewarded with animated gifs for successfully completing each challenge. There is also a dose of humour along the way via audio commentary and introductory videos (As the website suggests, I recommend that the students wear headphones whilst completing the challenges!)
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