Microsoft Break into Code Challenge! Learn to code! Win cash prizes! Closing date 7 June

Become a creator of technology. Break into code! Get excited about coding with a new contest from Microsoft Imagine. Break into code! Learn to code! Create a game! Win cash prizes.


Microsoft Imagine introduces the Break Into Code challenge as a beginner level challenge that will get your students excited about coding even if you or they don’t have any previous experience. Microsoft Research’s TouchDevelop gets students of all ages started with a simple, easy to follow tutorial on coding a brick breaker game. The tutorial will get you started from a blank slate to a working game which you can then personalize and reinvent to make it your own. You can use any device with a browser and internet connection to participate.

Basic steps to enter the competition:

1.            Register

2.            Watch the tutorial (this could be done as class activity with your students or individually)

3.            Create a game

4.            Upload the game as a submission for the competition by 7 June

Find out more

To participate in this exciting programme and introduce your students to the world of development, please see

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