FAQ

General

What is Erase All Kittens?

Erase All Kittens is an online adventure game designed to teach kids professional coding skills - HTML, CSS and Javascript. These are the languages used to build all websites and web apps. We believe that learning these skills provides the most effective introduction to coding and creating on the web.

What ages do you have to be to play?

Erase All Kittens is for kids, newbies and technophobes - all humans aged 8+ who are curious about coding!

Who are the people behind the game?

The founders of Erase All Kittens didn’t have access to code education at school and like many girls today, were put off learning to code when they were younger. After working as creatives in illustration and advertising, they decided that this needed to change! After years of research and development, they came up with a new and story-driven approach to encourage girls and boys to code and create. Today, Erase All Kittens is made up of a team of experts in gaming, art and education, passionate about delivering digital skills to millions of kids worldwide.

Do I need to download or install anything to play?

No. Erase All Kittens is completely web-based and does not require you to install anything.

What technical requirements are needed to run EAK?

Requires a high performance laptop or desktop computer with no other apps running in other tabs - please check if your system meets the minimum specifications to run EAK before you purchase a subscription. See full specifications here: Technical Requirements

Is EAK available in other languages?

Not yet - the game will be translated into different languages next year.

Purchasing

Do you offer a free trial?

The first two levels (approximately 20 minutes) of Erase All Kittens are completely free.

How do I purchase a subscription?

Visit our At Home page for a home subscription, or our In Schools page for teacher subscription, and choose the option best suitable for you. If you would like a quote for a school subscription, click on “Request a Quote”. For Home subscriptions follow the “Buy Now” button to pay with credit card.

How many children can I register per account?

You can currently only register one child per Erase All Kittens account.

What payment method do you use?

Payment can be made via credit card. For school and district subscriptions, please contact us to set the details of the payment.

Is my credit card information secure?

Yes. We use SSL Protection and we do not store any credit card details on our servers - payments are processed securely by Stripe. This ensures your personal information is encrypted and will not be shared with anyone. We also don’t share any information with third parties.

I purchased a subscription but can’t seem to log in - what do I do?

If you have forgotten your password, you can use the Reset Password link on the Login page. If that doesn’t work, please contact [email protected]

How can I manage my subscription?

Parents can log in to your account, and from within the account area click on “Manage Subscription”. Schools should contact [email protected]

Teaching

Can I teach EAK without any prior experience of coding?

Yes. There is no need for any previous experience - you will learn all the skills you need in the game.

What happens if students get stuck?

The game includes a simple Hints System at the bottom of the Code Editor, to help students when they get stuck. Players can exchange one coin for one hint. There are up to four hints and the last one will always show the correct answer, making it easier for teachers to facilitate classes.

Where can I find solutions to all of the coding challenges?

If you would like an instruction manual with solutions to all of the coding challenges, please contact [email protected]

Do you have lesson plans for teachers?

Yes, we have 4 hours of creative coding lesson plans fully supporting and going beyond the KS2 and KS3 Computing Curriculum.

Is there a way for teachers to monitor student progress?

Not yet - we will be adding a simple teacher dashboard to track student progress next year.

Does EAK allow any communication between players?

No. Players cannot send messages to each other, or communicate in EAK.