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Dev Simulator is an upcoming
Build a full stack web app
Play through a fun storyline
Test your development skills
Earn titles, rewards, and reach max level!
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Dev Simulator Bootcamp
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How it Works
Simulate what it’s like to work as a developer by completing coding sprints, tasks and building out a full stack web app
Build beautiful UIs
Work with a database
Build API endpoints
Use git and version control
...and a whole lot more
All in your browser, all in a real codebase
Build a Real App
Throughout the game, you’ll work to build a full stack web app with your team of 8-bit co-workers.
Write code in your browser to complete tasks, test your coding skills, and play through a fun storyline!
The game's storyline revolves around
, which follow the dev team as they build out a new big feature in the app.
, which implement one part of the larger feature.
Sprints are made up of
which are small coding challenges that chain together and give the player XP.
Test Your Skills
Each task will challenge your skills in one or more areas of full stack web development.
Tasks start off easy and get progressively more difficult as you level up.
As they complete tasks and gain experience, players level their avatar from 0 to 20.
Depending on what the player wants to practice, there's multiple paths through the game.
One player might focus entirely on frontend development, styling and UI building, while another might go the backend route and build out API endpoints and work with a database.
Join a Community of Coders
Access the community forums, ask questions, connect with other developers & maybe find a job
Dev Simulator is a supportive and open community, all are welcome!
Use Industry Leading Technology
In the game, the company will be using the extremely popular MERN stack for their app, so that’s what you’ll be coding in.
MERN is widely adopted in the industry, and has huge community support, tutorials and plugins.
Bootcamp: Learn to Code
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For a small monthly fee, players can join the
Dev Simulator Bootcamp
Bootcamp students get full video walkthroughs for each task, tons of mentorship content, live streams, Q&As, and learn how to code from the ground up.
Play through the game with Mike by your side
Anyone can play through Dev Simulator on their own for free.
Bootcamp students can play through with the help and guidance of one of YouTube’s top coding instructors.
Mike will walk you through each task, show you development best practices, help you navigate the industry & forge you a path through the confusing web development landscape
ultimate coding challenge
ultimate coding curriculum
All for less than what
in the industry