Getting Started with Rover Rescue

Get your students started playing Rover Rescue quickly and easily. This article provides four easy steps with links to articles that will have your students learning computer science (CS) by playing Rover Rescue in no time.

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Step 1: Share the Backstory

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Read the Rover Rescue backstory with your students to help them discover how the VR Rover became stranded on a newly hostile alien planet, and the challenges it must face in order to survive!

Step 2: Learn About Your VR Rover's Features

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The VR Rover has many features that students can use to code it to survive the rigors of an alien planet, including built-in AI technology. The following articles will describe the VR Rover's attributes in detail.

Step 3: Get Prepared to Play the Game

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Your VR Rover must be prepared to navigate the varied terrain and dangerous obstacles of its alien environment. The Location Details in Rover Rescue article will prepare you well for these tests of your VR Rover's endurance. Additionally, the Using the Rover Rescue Playground Window in VEXcode VR article will help you learn to use all of the information located in the Playground Window as you plan a strategy to help your VR Rover survive and execute its mission on the planet's surface!

Step 4: Learn to Play Rover Rescue by Using Example Projects

Example projects can be used as a starting point for your code. See this article for more information on accessing and using example projects in VEXcode VR.

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