NextObject Releases "KidsScript," Free Entry-Level 3D Programming Tool for Kids

KidsScript screenshot (Graphic: Business Wire)

TOKYO--()--NextObject, Ltd. has globally released “KidsScript,” an entry-level 3D programming tool targeting for kids, to be used free of charge.

[URL for access]
http://www.kidsscript.net/

[Target users]

  • Entry-level programmers, mainly kids
  • People who are interested in 3D programming
  • 3D creators who are interested in applications of their 3D models

[Feature 1 = 3D]
With KidsScript, a user can create “3D” worlds and games, which everyone loves, by him/herself. Also, 3D models created on other software can be executed using KidsScript. Currently, a development environment that is suitable for kids to create entry-level 3D programs is hardly available. KidsScript will provide kids with a very exciting experience.

[Feature 2 = JavaScript Blocks Editor]
KidsScript is a tool that enables everyone, even kids, to use JavaScript based on an unprecedented idea of using “JavaScript Blocks Editor.” This tool is designed to help users to become familiar with text-based programming languages naturally, starting from block-based languages suitable for kids and gradually shifting to text-based languages without paying attention to the difference.

[Feature 3 = Opportunity to release created programs to public as applications]
Programs created using KidsScript can be run on any websites as hand-made HTML5 applications.

 

Overview of KidsScript

Operating environment:   Web browser on PC (Windows 10 and Mac OS X)
Target age: 8 years and older (Entry-level programming)
10 years and older (Full understanding of the content)
Languages available: English, Japanese
Developer: Maki Nakayama (NextObject, Ltd.)
Collaborator: Yoichi Harada (Beatrans Inc.)
 

Developed / Distributed by:
NextObject, Ltd.
14th floor, Kamiyacho MT Bldg., 4-3-20 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
President: Maki Nakayama
http://www.nextobject.co.jp/

NextObject, Ltd. is a design and programming studio established to propose information products with new values. The company is led by Maki Nakayama, a Japan's Good Design Award-winning information designer.

Contacts

Contact for this release (please contact us by e-mail if possible)
NextObject, Ltd.
Maki Nakayama, +81 80-1290-5839
press@nextobject.co.jp

Contacts

Contact for this release (please contact us by e-mail if possible)
NextObject, Ltd.
Maki Nakayama, +81 80-1290-5839
press@nextobject.co.jp