TIS-100 is an open-ended programming game that uses a psedo Assembly language, created by Zachtronics, the creators of SpaceChem and Infinifactory.
The goal is to rewrite corrupted code using basic programming that reliably and repeatedly outputs as per each levels set of instructions in order to repair the TIS-100 and unlock its secrets.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Competitive score comparing
TIS-100 has a leaderboard function for all 45 puzzles in the game which allows users to compare score with friends and random online players. This way people can see how high they rank in comparison to all other players.
Pro Teaches actual coding
The game is basically text based which means users will have to actually type in code in order to play. This makes for a learning experience for those unfamiliar with coding due to actually having to code in order to play.
Pro Replayability through a never ending sandbox creation mode
Users can create their own puzzles in the 3 available sandbox modes in game. This allows for users to come back to the game over and over to create custom puzzles and experience something different each time making for a lot of replayability.
Con No in game tutorial makes it difficult to learn
There is no hand holding with this game, no in-game tutorial makes it difficult to know how to play. Though there is a PDF manual that can be printed out.