CodePen Challenges are here! This is the very first one. March will be all about Movie Night, and each week we’ll pick a movie to be the prompt for the challenge. First up: Stargate!

In this sci-fi cult classic that spawned decades of spinoffs, a team gets together to solve the mystery of hieroglyphs.

In the process, they open up a wormhole leading to an unknown, but strangely familiar planet.

Your challenge this week: build a Pen that draws inspiration from St gate’s themes and visuals. From the wormhole and the stars, to the Ancient Egyptian-style pyramids and morphing helmets, there’s a lot to spark your imagination!

To Participate

Create a Pen and tag it codepenchallenge. We’ll be watching and sharing the best stuff on our blog, Twitter, and Instagram (Use the #CodePenChallenge tag on Twitter and Instagram as well).

Ideas to Build On

  • Design your own Stargate or learn how to set icons in a ring.
  • Animate the event horizon or wormhole space travel scene.
  • Build a decoder ring to break a secret code.
  • Create a 3D morphing image in the style of the helmets on Ra and his guards.

But you don’t have to follow our directives! You can decipher your own path, too. Don’t forget to tag your Pen with CodePenChallenge.

Related Courses at Treehouse

Treehouse is our sponsor this month!

Treehouse has courses to help you learn and advance your tech career. Learn things like front-end web development, iOS and Android development, and even game programming. Here’s a couple of courses we thought might go well with the first weeks challenge:

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