Microsoft courts ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ stars LeBron James and Bugs Bunny to get kids coding

Microsoft is placing collectively a heck of a staff to get kids focused on coding, and the stars are LeBron James and Bugs Bunny.

The tech big announced Monday that it’s partnering with Warner Bros. forward of the discharge of the film “House Jam: A New Legacy” with the NBA star and cartoon icon. A coding-education marketing campaign tied to the film includes the search for submissions for concepts for an unique Xbox arcade-style online game.

Two winners within the sport search, which runs by Dec. 30, could have their concepts realized in a sport out there as a perk for Xbox Sport Cross Final members in 2021. The prize bundle may even embrace a digital Microsoft coding workshop for his or her area people.

To get extra kids coding, Microsoft Shops are internet hosting free virtual workshops themed across the film and designed to educate online game creation. College students will construct a playable prototype of a online game utilizing block-based coding on the MakeCode Arcade platform, whereas studying concerning the skilled abilities and STEAM careers concerned in sport design, Microsoft mentioned in a information launch.

Two film-themed Microsoft Learn lessons may even goal extra skilled coders and older college students, specializing in how to use participant stats to make real-time choices in the midst of a basketball sport:

James, who simply received an NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers, is taking over the movie function performed by Michael Jordan within the unique, 1996 model of “House Jam.” He and Bugs Bunny promoted the brand new movie in an Instagram publish:

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