FAQs

What do I receive with the free trial?
You gain access to all of Chapter One, which includes the first ten levels of the coding puzzle.

How long does the free trial last?
We understand that as educators you are undoubtedly busy, so there are no time restrictions for exploring the free trial.

Where can I use Dystopia?
Dystopia can be used in schools, home schools, and coding camps.

What is the recommended age or grade?
Dystopia 2153 is recommended for middle school kids or anyone interested in coding and graphic novels.

Are there any teaching resources available?
Yes! The Classroom Edition comes with an answer key and a Teacher’s Guide. Subsequent resources will be made available with the release of future episodes.

What are the coding languages taught?
Dystopia focusses on teaching coding concepts. Here are some of the coding concepts explored:

Episode One:

Episode Two:

I would like to purchase Dystopia for my students, what's the best package?
For a teacher with 30 students, we recommend the Classroom Edition. Have a different number of students and teachers? Please contact us for a custom quote.

Can I use a PO to purchase a licence to Dystopia 2153?
Yes! Please contact us and we'd be happy to help.

Do you have sales or deals?
Yes, we run sales from time-to-time. Sign up for our newsletter for the latest updates.

Are there solutions available to teachers and parents?
An answer key for Episode One is included in the Classroom Edition. If you are a parent, please contact us to purchase it. Episodes Two and Three feature sandbox-style coding activities, which encourages creativity, so there are no "right" or "wrong" answers.

I didn't receive the activation link, what should I do?
Emails sometimes become lost behind firewalls or fall into junk folders. Please contact us and we’d be happy to help.

I forgot my password, how can I reset it?
You can easily reset your password here.

I'm having trouble resetting my password, what do I do?
Please contact us and we’d be happy to help.

What are the minimum system requirements?
Dystopia is compatible with all computers and devices. For optimal display, we recommend using desktops, laptops, or Chromebooks (or the equivalent) running the latest version of Google Chrome. Please make sure that your javascript is enabled and that all browser extensions (i.e. Ad blockers, Password Managers) are disabled.

Can I use Dystopia on my tablet?
Yes, but for optimal display, we recommend screens that are at least netbook- or Chromebook-sized.

Does Dystopia 2153 have to be installed on my computer?
No installation is required. Dystopia 2153 in entirely web-based.

Why doesn't the next episode come up?
We're busy working away on the Winter 2018 launch of Episode 3! We’ll let you know when it’s available. 

Does my licence expire?
If you purchased a single episode, it will never expire. Classroom Editions are valid for one year (366 days—in case it's a leap year!). If you need a custom package, please contact us; we'd be happy to help.

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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