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Ohmygit – An open source game about learning Git (ohmygit.org)
63 points by mtmail 8 months ago | hide | past | favorite | 5 comments



Desktop software. I'm not affiliated with the authors (https://twitter.com/blinry https://twitter.com/Bleeptrack).

Talk given by the authors at FOSDEM 2021 online conference https://morr.cc/building-a-git-learning-game/ Video http://bofh.nikhef.nl/events/FOSDEM/2021/L.lightningtalks/gi...


FWIW I tried to run the Mac version and got the error: "“Oh My Git!.app” cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified."

Running the following command allows the application to be ignored by Gatekeeper: xattr -d com.apple.quarantine /Users/adam/Downloads/Oh\ My\ Git\!.app xattr -d com.apple.quarantine Oh\ My\ Git\!.app


Nice and welcoming introduction to git. Lovely visuals and music.

In the game you get "golden badges" for solving the levels with the commandline rather than the GUI. In a way this sends the message that the commandline is "extra challenging", in a "You have to eat your vegetables" / "Do your math"-kind of way. I can see the point of gently pushing players to use the commandline but if the git CLI is so convenient, powerful and attractive, why the need to push it?


Who said the git CLI is convenient? Learning to use the CLI is important, it's how git is used in the real world.


It'd great to see more gameplay in the trailer video




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