I happen to know a local highschool science teacher. Over the years he has periodically sent students my way who thought they might be interested in becoming a software developer to talk and learn a little more about what it actually entails.
What came out the other end was a basic Asteroids like game. It’s very basic and for a game isn’t remotely feature rich but it was fun to write and an interesting learning experience.
It’s not particularly challenging but if you’d like to try your hand at saving the galaxy, or at least breaking up a bunch of spinning rocks as they spin around the screen click the little (beautifully drawn) ship below.