So I caught a glimpse of these cards the other day and had the immediate reaction of, “Oh! A card game based on programming?!? Cool!”
Of course these ended up just being regular playing cards with some code embedded in their visual design.
Then I got to thinking, would it be possible to create a game with aspects of programming with regular playing cards? Or maybe a card game with specialized cards (like cards against humanity or magic the gathering) based on programming? It sounds like a compelling idea, but I immediately realized it’s hard enough to program normally with a compiler telling you when you did wrong. How would you expect that to work reliable within the context of a card game?
But then I thought some sort of augmented reality app on your phone could work as the compiler to validate your work. Phones are abundant enough, and cards should be quite easy to recognize with off-the-shelf libraries. And part of the challenge could be making a program that actually runs.
Anyway, I haven’t thought much further than that, like what kind of play mechanics would be involved, or how you could make something like this even remotely be any fun (multiplayer interactions, etc.). Just thought I’d throw it out there to see what other people thought, or maybe if anyone’s heard of something like this already - something I never thought to even check.