Read. Learn. Code.

Dystopia 2153 is an all-in-one resource that combines coding games and graphic novels. Dystopia 2153 connects 21st century skills with the love of reading and hopes to inspire the next generation of coders and storytellers.


The Games

The early games get kids thinking about coding concepts through fun and challenging puzzles. Later games encourage creativity through a sandbox approach. Dystopia 2153 is powered by Google's Blockly and features over 100 different coding games.



Dystopia 2153 features an original soundtrack, scored by an innovated and multi-faceted composer. The music is emotionally-charged and supports the story as it unfolds.


The Series

The year is 2153. In a world run by evil bots, it's dangerous to be human. Lance, Freya, and their friends are trapped in the Rathouse Orphanage. Will they escape or will villains Harry Mole and BASH catch them? There is only one way to find out.


Teaching with Dystopia 2153

Dystopia 2153 meets STE(A)M and Literacy outcomes. Browse the Teacher's Guide for tips and hints on how to integrate the text and images found in the graphic novel. Consult the Answer Key if your students are stuck on puzzle. More teaching resources soon to be released.


Target Audience

Dystopia 2153 is recommended for middle school students or anyone interested in coding and graphic novels.


Technical Requirements

Dystopia 2153 is web-based; no installation is required. For optimal user experience, we recommend desktops, laptops, Chromebooks, or netbooks running the latest version of a major web browser.



The artwork is exquisitely dark and beautiful. The coding lessons are well thought out and I appreciate all the opportunities to practice while levelling up.

Iain Brodie, Grade 7/8 Educator, Toronto, Canada

A dystopian future is common in graphic novels however, the execution is what makes this interesting and unique from most graphic novels.

Grade 7 Student, Toronto, Canada

Dystopia 2153 allows my struggling readers to shine with coding skills while challenging my high-level students. I cannot recommend it rough!"

Robin Kuhn, K-12 Educator, Iowa, USA

The drawings were really nice and the coding is the most creative thing about it.

Grade 7 Student, Toronto, Canada

Dystopia has been wholly conceived, developed and produced by TEACH Magazine, a national, educational publishing company based in Toronto, Canada that has been operating since 1993.

From its roots in traditional magazine publishing, TEACH has evolved into a digital media development company creating cutting edge digital resources for teachers and students everywhere.

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