“One of the ulterior motives of the game is to get people interested in learning very basic programming fundamentals,” Blendo Games’ Brendon Chung says of his upcoming title Quadrilateral Cowboy. Don’t be scared, though: this isn’t some modern take on Mario Teaches Typing. It’s a cyberpunk adventure where you take on the role of a hacker for hire, with companies utilizing your expertise to break through security systems and sneak into buildings — but in order to do so you’ll need to learn to code.

Quadrilateral Cowboy’s story is still in development — "it’s still kind of up in the air right now" — but the basic structure will involve your character taking on various missions, tasked with infiltrating facilities, capturing top secret information, and more. Chung describes it as a "sandbox game" that gives the player plenty of choice in terms of how they tackle each problem. "It’s somewhat along the lines of Deus Ex or Dishonored," he says, "where you have a large building and it’s your job to choose how you want to approach it and what route you want to take."