Get kids hooked on coding within minutes!

Lightbot : Code Hour is a programming puzzle game- a game whose game mechanics require using programming logic to solve levels. This short teaser is meant to introduce players to programming who may have little to no experience. Anyone, anywhere, from grades K-12 can play, have fun and learn real programming logic!

Simply guiding a robot to light up tiles and solve levels using commands, Lightbot cultivates a real understanding of procedures, loops, and conditionals.

Educators around the world are choosing to use Lightbot first when introducing their students to programming, coding and Computer Science.

Lightbot : Code Hour features 20 levels. The follow-on Lightbot : Programming Puzzles features 50 levels and 20 challenge stars to collect for when you want more of a challenge!

This version of Lightbot can be played in English, French, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Norwegian, Slovenian, Romanian, Indonesian, German, Polish, Danish, Croatian, Dutch, Slovak, Czech, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Thai, Hindi, Swedish, Finnish and Hungarian! Just hit the associated flag icon on the main screen to select a language.

Lightbot features multiple save slots and separate progress tracking for multiple players. Multiple players can advance at their own pace in their own save slot, and also compete on number of levels finished, number of stars collected and number of overall commands used to complete the game.

There are NO in-app purchases in Lightbot.

What's New

Version 1.6.8

Fixed level progression in the procedures level set: troublesome level 5 has now been replaced with a simpler level.

As always, thank you for supporting Lightbot!

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Great game, bad learning curve

Mike Apfelbeck

This game is cute, easy to learn to play and it requires some real thinking and intuition to solve levels. I want to love it.

The problem with this game is the difficulty curve is more like a cliff. I think the reason is that in order to solve challenges you have to figure out the optimal solution that the designer wants you to use. There’s no room for inefficiency.

Human Resource Machine is a similar game available on iOS that’s much more lenient on the player.

Good but hard


This game is a good game but it’s really hard I’m still on a really low level. Even my parents can’t figure it out but if you like challenging questions you will like this one.

Great introduction

Typical mom

Easy to use. Scaffolded lessons for use without frustration. Will try with my students at school.


LightBot Inc.
49.7 MB
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© LightBot Inc 2016


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