GridLight: Hello World — The Story
You're preparing for the Lighthouse Festival with the help of your mentor, Root.
At first, the mission seems simple -- gather up Light Sprites! They are powerful, magical critters that can restore the Lighthouse Orb with GridLight, an energy source. Root introduces you to the magic of coding, by showing you how to program Nab, the Bot Friend you’ll rely on to complete the mission.
Then Wild Bots start to appear on the map. Wild Bots aren’t uncommon, but it’s strange to see so many of them either broken (Null Bots) or grumpy and trying to attack (Bugged Bots). Not only are they cluttering things up, they’re scaring away the Light Sprites!
You and Root eventually discover the source of Null Bots and Bugged Bots. A fellow programmer had written code to automate the gathering of Light Sprites, but in his hurry to ship it out, he didn’t test the code nor did he have it reviewed by a peer. His code produced a bug that made the Wild Bots treat everything with a different protocol as an enemy.
You disable the device broadcasting the code to Wild Bots. Root says she will bring the bug report back to the other programmer. Both of you make plans to return for the Lighthouse Festival that night -- where you see the Light Sprites restore the Lighthouse Orb.