Cruz has been attending Code Ninjas Weddington for the last two years. His Black Belt project, Nucleus, is a complex puzzle game that requires players to think critically and strategically. Cruz's dedication to programming and game development is impressive, and his project has received high recognition and praise from his Code Ninjas community. He plans to continue pursuing his passion for game development and will be starting at a magnet high school next year studying either cybersecurity or game development. Cruz hopes to create even more engaging and challenging games in the future.
Weddington Indian Trail, NC
Introducing Barrett, a dynamic ninja who excels in both coding and basketball. His remarkable black belt project, Labyrinth Escape, brilliantly merges his expertise in these two fields. In this captivating venture, participants find themselves immersed in a labyrinthine virtual world, where they must navigate intricate puzzles, overcome challenging obstacles, and evade the evil spider to achieve the ultimate victory. Barrett's Labyrinth Escape showcases his exceptional skills as a ninja while captivating and inspiring adventurers from all backgrounds, whether they're coding enthusiasts or basketball fanatics.
New Braunfels, TX
Ethan is one of the original ninjas who has been at Code Ninjas Palos Verdes since 2018. He has shown great commitment towards learning programming and problem solving. His Black Belt project, Cube Platformer, is a multi-level platformer game in which the player must navigate around obstacles to win. Ethan aspires to be an engineer, working in artificial intelligence or robotics, so that he can contribute to the development of innovative technologies that will improve day-to-day life.
Palos Verdes, CA
Griffin has been at Code Ninjas West Springs, Calgary, since September 2021. He is a dedicated ninja and is always enthusiastic about building his coding skills. Griffin's Black Belt project, Ninja Party, contains several different mini-games, inspired by projects from the upper belt curriculum, that the player must pass through to win the game!
West Springs Calgary, AB
Kellan Patrick Rainey
Kellan was the first Ninja at Code Ninjas Georgetown and has excelled all the way through the belts. For his Black Belt project, Byrdshot, Kellan created a flying first-person shooter. Kellan first thought of the game as a Purple Belt, and it allowed him to focus his learning during all the upper belts. In Byrdshot, you blast through space and destroy enemies with your double barrel shotgun. As you progress watch out for the enemy projectiles.
Raelyn is an avid gamer, and enjoys food and animal related games! She also enjoys sharing her knowledge with other ninjas at Code Ninjas Memorial City. Her Black Belt project, Neighborhood Hero, is based on the game, The Cat Burglar, where the objective is to find the missing cats. In Raelyn’s project, the user must save the missing kids to win the game!
Memorial City, TX
Carson’s Black Belt project, Ghost Defense, is inspired by the Purple Belt project, Robomania. In Ghost Defense, the user fights ghosts across four different levels that get progressively harder. Try and beat all four levels to win the game.
Sharvi has worked hard on creating an exciting adventure platform game at Code Ninjas. In Sharvi’s Black Belt project, Jungle Dollar, the user is a thief in the jungle. Try to collect all of the coins without hitting any snails, which will cause the level to be reset. Reach the moon after the coins have been collected to move on!
Efe has been attending Code Ninjas Hilliard for the past two years, and he would like to continue building his game developing skills. Efe’s Black Belt project, Space Escape, challenges the user to escape the space station by solving levels of increasing difficulty.
Jyotsna’s Black Belt project, Food Ninja, is inspired by the game Fruit Ninja. However, it uses food instead with explosions, music, and different difficulties as the levels progress.
Nirvan is a persistent and motivated coder who has used grit to succeed in his projects in various belts. He is super friendly and a great peer to younger ninjas at Code Ninjas Rancho Bernardo. His inspiration for his Black Belt project, Drive!, comes from his passion for racing cars.
Rancho Bernardo, CA
Joey has been developing and expanding his programming skills at Code Ninjas Windsor for the last 3 years. For his Black Belt project, Robot Escape, you must use your problem-solving skills to solve escape room type puzzles to win! When you solve a puzzle, you can advance to the next level. Can you complete all of the puzzles in time?
In Ritika’s Black Belt project, Escape North Carolina, the user helps a college student escape North Carolina by solving puzzles, locks, and more! Visit and learn about North Carolina's main attractions, like the Blue Ridge Parkway and Charlotte, in order to escape!
Roman is a talented game builder and worked hard to create this game for his Black Belt project. In his game, Snowman Run, you are a snowman trying to reach the end of each level before melting. Collect coins to get the highest score possible!
Try to save the bunnies in Amelia’s Black Belt project, Bunny Island! Be sure to avoid monsters and collect carrots as you progress through each of the themed levels in the project.
Braydon has been attending Code Ninjas Concord for the past 2 years. He worked on his Black Belt project, The Button, over the course of several months and hopes to continue learning more about programming and game development.
Nikhil has been attending Code Ninjas for the past 4 years! He has worked hard over the last 8 months to create his Black Belt project, Platform Blox. His project is a 3D platformer game that has an infinitely spawning sequence of obstacles for the player to navigate through and enjoy.
Aditya began his coding journey at the Code Ninjas in Bentonville, AR, then moved to his current center to finish his belts. He started working on Purple Belt at Code Ninjas Coppell, TX, and has learned a lot and worked hard throughout his time there. His Black Belt project, Deadly Valley, is an action-packed game where the player must survive by avoiding zombie attacks and spikes on the ground!
Dylan James Gage
Dylan’s Black Belt Project, deagle bean, is “the coolest indie epic shooter game you will ever play!” His project is a multiplayer game, hosted on Steam, that puts 5 players together to see who can get the most bean kills within 5 minutes. According to Dylan, “only the most skilled players can make it in this game - *evil laugh* hahahah...” deagle bean will go live on Steam in summer 2023!
Harrison started Code Ninjas in August 2020 and has loved to code ever since. For his Black Belt project, PolyGon Metropolis Invasion, he created a third-person shooter-survival game where you can battle hordes of zombies, score kills, and progress through challenging waves. Compete with your friends and aim to surpass their kill counts while pushing yourself to go as far as possible!
Angela has been attending the dojo at her local Code Ninjas 2-3 times a week since 2020. Her Black Belt project, Horse Racing Heroes, incorporates her passion for horseback riding with everything she has learned. This game combines the enjoyment of horseback riding with the challenge of racing to achieve the best elapsed time.
Logan has been attending Code Ninjas for the past two years! In his Black Belt project, Crazy Auto Racer, players must evade the pursuing police for as long as possible, but they will eventually get caught due to the tracker on their car. The project also features a free-play mode where players can drive one of three cars (muscle, rally, or police cars) without the added pressure of being chased by law enforcement. Logan challenges players to beat his high score of 200 seconds in the police chase mode.
Aiden has visited Code Ninjas almost every week for the past 5 years! His Black Belt project, Pizza Clicker, is inspired by the game Cookie Clicker. Aiden has added his own twist to the game to entice new players, and he hopes everyone will thoroughly enjoy playing his game.
Code Ninjas Cary/Morrisville, NC
Om has been attending Code Ninjas for two years and has found great pleasure and interest in creating games. His Black Belt project, Tech Startup Simulator, allows players to establish a tech company, purchase components, improve their products, and sell them to customers. Players are able to automate this by hiring workers to craft parts for them.
Chandu has proven to be a smart and talented individual, always looking for new challenges and never shying away from pushing his boundaries. His dedication and hard work have paid off, and now he will be joining the Code Ninjas team as a sensei, mentoring young kids and passing on his valuable knowledge and skills. In Chandu's Black Belt project, Ghostly Fort, you play as a snowman defending your fort from the never-ending ghosts. Try to stay alive as long as possible!
Long Grove, IL
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