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BLOCKY

Mark Shiina

Mark Shiina spent 5 years at Code Ninjas Palos Verdes learning, experimenting, and practicing game development. His Black Belt project, Blocky, showcases his strong command of the Unity tool and the C# programming language. Play 45 levels plus a Boss level that all include audio effects, background music, a health bar, motion tracking enemies, animated hazards, and much more! His message to game players is: "The game is very challenging, and you might need time to get used to it, but it is not impossible. Never give up!"

Palos Verdes, CA

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SPACE

MANIA

Arman Patel

Arman’s journey at Code Ninjas Malvern has been rewarding! He is an athlete at heart, truly loves academics, and enjoys reading mythology books and sports articles in between his extracurricular activities. Arman’s Black Belt project, Space Mania, is a fun single-player game that includes multiple levels and helps you with your hand-eye coordination. In this game you must try to avoid the opponent, all while trying to destroy the opponent's score points.

Malvern, PA

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BEAN BOWLING

Ryan Shanler

Ryan has been learning to code at Code Ninjas Sudbury since 2021 and has been working on his Black Belt project, Bean Bowling, for the past 6 months. Bean Bowling is a physics-based game that challenges players to gain coins in order to buy upgrades & skins. Can you get a perfect score?

Sudbury, MA

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DARIO KART

Dario Kapor

Dario has been working hard at Code Ninjas West Springs for the last two years. In his free time, Dario enjoys coding, watching car races, and basketball. His Black Belt project, aptly named “Dario Kart”, is inspired by the game Mario Kart and is a racing game which utilizes multiple different skills learned at Code Ninjas.

West Springs, Calgary, AB

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PIRATE

RACING

John Mitchell

John's Black Belt project, Pirate Racing, is a time trial-based racing game that features three levels. Race across an island that's been turned into a racetrack or through a factory level to challenge yourself for the fastest time possible. Face interesting levels where you’ll determine the best path to the finish line, in as little time as possible!

Stone Oak, TX

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RELICS AND VALOR

Rachael Wilson

Rachael has created an intricate and complex Zelda-type video game for her Black Belt project, Relics and Valor. The game follows a hand-drawn character, from an isometric point of view, through artistic worlds with a Celtic theme. As the first Ninja to complete Black Belt at Santa Clarita, she is very excited to share her design.

Santa Clarita, CA

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BOTS & VOLTS

James C. Halpern

Over the past 5 years, Code Ninjas Denville has been a very fun part of James' life! Every week, James came in ready to try a new approach to tackling the challenges ahead of him, and he loved putting his own touch on every game he programmed. Now that he has finished his Black Belt project, Bots & Volts, he is excited to start working as a Code Sensei to help other kids learn how to code. He hopes to pursue a career in the computer science field!

Denville, NJ

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FAST TRACK

Karina Swaminath

Prior to attending Code Ninjas Point Credit, Karina had never played a video game before! At Code Ninjas, she was introduced to video game development in a friendly environment. Karina has dedicated numerous hours and effort to create her Black Belt project, Fast Track, an exciting racing game with twists and turns. Try to run two laps around 4 individual racetracks in the shortest time possible!

Port Credit, ON

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HOUSE

DEFENSE

Conor Goodwill

Conor has been passionate about learning how to code, designing video games, and building software for many years. Since joining Code Ninjas London in 2022, he has gained an exceptional amount of knowledge in computer programming skills through the support and mentorship of his Code Senseis. Conor’s Black Belt project, House Defense, is a first-person survival shooter game with the premise of eradicating the invading zombies before they can cause you or your house any harm. Are you ready for an adrenaline-fueled survival challenge against waves of ferocious zombies?

London, ON

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TIC-TAC-TOE-WER DEFENSE

Thomas Lamb

Thomas Lamb has been with Code Ninjas Concord for 3 years. His Black Belt project, Tic-Tac-Toe-Wer Defense, is a tower defense game that incorporates playing Tic-Tac-Toe.

Concord, NC

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THE G4M3

Rebecca Chang

Rebecca is one of Code Ninjas Markham’s most accomplished ninjas who is able to quickly create almost anything she can think of in her projects. In her Black Belt project, The G4M3, the player will explore a visually impressive environment and search for keys. See if you can find them all before the time runs out!

Markham, ON

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MYTH HAVEN

Genevieve Porterfield

Genevieve has been learning to code at Code Ninjas North Vancouver for a long time. Her Black Belt project, Myth Haven, is really something special. Her ambitious open-world design seemed difficult at first, but she was able to persevere through the process and created a beautiful exploration-based game.

North Vancouver, BC

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POTATO POWER

Jacob Sallquist

Jacob has been an integral part of the Code Ninjas Chandler community for the last two years, showcasing his passion for coding and creativity. He loves to play Dungeons and Dragons and values strong personal connections with others. Jacob’s Black Belt project, Potato Power, demonstrates his enthusiasm through an exhilarating game that challenges players' dexterity and speed. Embark on a thrilling adventure, slicing potatoes with precision to create perfect French Fries, earning points for in-game rewards. For the true virtuosos, the Chef Challenge awaits, adding an extra layer of intensity to the game. Jacob's journey unfolds not only in lines of code but also in the exciting virtual world of Potato Power.

Chandler, AZ

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THE GAUNTLET

Ryan Douglas Rankin

Ryan’s Black Belt project, The Gauntlet, is a single player game where the player has to get to the end as fast as possible. There are features like wall running and jump pads to increase speed. There is also red death block to slow the player down.

Centennial Hills, NV

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A HERO'S CALLING

Gelu Magdas

Gelu is quite ambitious and a quick learner at Code Ninjas Etobicoke North. His Black Belt project, A Hero's Calling, is an arcade style top-down shooter. Gelu worked hard to create all of his 2D assets and sounds. He also learned and incorporated basic Vector math for the main mechanic in the game.

Etobicoke North, ON

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BEACH NINJA

Aiden Shelhamer

Aiden has been part of the Code Ninjas Encinitas family since 2019. He is the first Black Belt our dojo has awarded, which is proof of his dedication and commitment. For his Black Belt project, he created a 2D game called Beach Ninja, inspired by the popular game Flappy Bird. In the game, a ninja in snorkel gear must jump over randomly heightened wooden poles and gain points for each successful jump to get the highest score. Aiden has been an amazing asset to the Code Ninjas Encinitas community, and we are honored that we were part of his coding journey.

Encinitas, CA

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SUPER EPIC VERY

Kaden Suffel

Kaden is an aspiring game developer that has been attending Code Ninjas Los Alamitos since its opening in 2020. Kaden's Black Belt project, Super Epic Very Cool Amazing Zombie Shooter Omega Pro Ultra Premium Max RTX 8090 Plus, is an epic zombie survival thriller, where you must fight the infinite waves of zombies, using your weapons to survive. Kaden worked very hard on this project and is thrilled that he finished. He will continue to create games, and he has already published several of his own games on his website.

Los Alamitos, CA

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TRIPLE C FARM - THE GAME

Geoffrey Crow

Geoffrey was inspired to build his Black Belt project, Triple C Farm – The Game, based on his family farm. Players have to figure out how to take care of all the animals and their shelters. Hopefully, this game gives players a glimpse into the hard work it takes for a real farm.

Burlington, ON

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GENERIC 3D PLATFORMER GAME NAME

Cohen Yantz

Cohen’s Black Belt project, Generic 3D Platformer Game Name, is inspired by Karlson and Ultrakill. There are various levels designed around dashing and double jumping, where timing is key! The enemies are themed around the various Senseis that worked with Cohen. Can you beat all 5 levels and find all of the secrets?

Burlington, ON

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DUPLE DILEMMAS

Andrei Stupariu

Andrei has been passionate about being a programmer since he participated in a coding club at his school, and has learned so much about coding in the past 4 years at Code Ninjas Windsor. His Black Belt project, Duple Dilemmas, is a puzzle game where the user controls 2 players at once, and both players must finish the course to complete the level.

Windsor, ON

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RACE AND BREAK

Yusuf Ekrem Cuvanlioglu

Yusuf has been learning to code at Code Ninjas Waterloo for the last two years. Yusuf’s Black Belt project, Race and Break, is a mix of a racing and combat game. There are two different protagonists: Codey the Ninja and Bean Agent 498. The protagonists are Building Bricks™ and the others are Bean Racers.

Waterloo, ON

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PINEAPPLE

VOLLEYBALL

Benjamin Guet-Lusito

Ben has been an integral part of Code Ninjas Barrie since it opened, where he has worked hard to become a highly intelligent and proficient coder. His Black Belt project, Pineapple Volleyball, is an imaginative game that combines the thrill of volleyball with the twist of ninjas, featuring a unique pineapple as the volleyball and the option to play against the computer or another player. Dive into the game and encounter various power-ups and challenging opponents, each presenting their own set of obstacles for an exhilarating experience!

Barrie, ON

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CURSE

OF MEMES

Ivan Tkachenko

Ivan is a passionate coder and progressed through each belt quickly by attending sessions at Code Ninjas Crestwood whenever possible. His Black Belt project, Curse of Memes, is a horror game combined with memes throughout the game. Players must survive by collecting mushrooms to unlock the next area. Follow the path and hope to survive, or perhaps don't follow the path, and find something else. Beware of the "friends" waiting in the forest. Explore the map but remember... you are not alone in the forest.

Crestwood, AB

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LONE SURVIVOR

Ethan Praisoody

Ethan has been learning to code for the last five years at Code Ninjas Friendswood. He has loved learning to create games in Unity. His Black Belt project, Lone Survivor, is a prime example of his dedication and commitment. Try and survive the endless wave of zombies!

Friendswood, TX

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THE DOG MYSTERY

Kalki Pradeepkumar

Kalki has been attending Code Ninjas Cedar Park since 2018. She has worked vigorously through the curriculum and grasped concepts quickly while building amazing projects along the way. Kalki's Black Belt project, The Dog Mystery, is a story-based game where players go through levels to find the King's dog. Try out the game and see if you can complete it!

Cedar Park, TX

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CLICKING

SIMULATOR

Rohan Nadella

Rohan has been an incredible addition to the Code Ninjas Powell family for 4 years. Rohan loves math and coding, so much so that he wants to be a Mathematician when he grows up. Rohan is super excited to share his Black Belt project, Clicking Simulator, with everyone and hopes you enjoy playing!

Powell, OH

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DON'T DIE

Aiden Hsu

Aiden’s Black Belt project, Don't Die, is a rage speed run game where your goal is to win as fast as possible. There are three levels of difficulty that change the amount of health you have, which is vital in a game like this. The game starts out mellow, but you will soon have to fend off a huge never-ending horde that could end your run then and there. Have fun and don't die!

Los Angeles, CA

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METEOR

DEFENSE

Faizan Oluwademilade Raji

Faizan has been developing his coding skills at Code Ninjas University Heights since 2022. Faizan spent 5 months working on his Black Belt project, Meteor Defense, a space survival and reaction time game that incorporates two of his interests: soccer and space!

University Heights, SK

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GEODEFENSE

Lincoln Charette

For his Black Belt project, Lincoln created GeoDefense, a 2D tower defense game. In GeoDefense, you use 6 different towers to fight on 13 different maps against 25 incoming waves of your worst enemies, Simple Geometry. This game was made when Lincoln was very interested in playing tower defense games and was inspired by BloonsTD6 and Tower Defense Simulator.

Windsor, ON

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THE COFFEE SHOP

Carter Fleming

Carter has been working through the belts at Code Ninjas London since 2022. In that time, he developed many new skills and had plenty of fun experiences. His Black Belt project, "The Coffee Shop", brings his love of horror, humor, and adventure to life. The game is a single-player 3D game where the goal is to survive as long as possible while making sure to feed your caffeine addiction! Be wary though, at night it gets very ghoulish. Are you up to the challenge?

London, ON

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