Scratch Gaming

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The gaming track includes a series of project based lessons that build you skills and are fun to play when completed. We recommend completing this course before taking on the Physical Computing Course.

Skills learned on this track:

  • Conditional Programming
  • Taking user input
  • Variables

Lessons

Ghosts And Wizard

Length: 30 minutesComplexity: Easy

You are a wizard and you need to catch all the ghosts. Problem is, as soon as you catch one seconds later the ghost returns.
Learn how to:
– Use Broadcast and Receive
– Use the mouse to maneuver your sprite
– Use random numbers

Mad Libs

Length: 40 minutesComplexity: Easy

Mad Libs is a word game where one player asks for a word and substitutes them into a story for comical fun. Create you own Mad Libs and play with friends.
Learn how to:
– Join Text and Variables
– Ask Questions
– Create Variables

Pong

Length: 45 minutesComplexity: Standard

Pong was one of the first video games ever. In this project, you get to build and play this classic game.
Learn how to:
– Keep Score
– Draw and Name Sprites
– Random Movement
– Test Your Code

Moonlander

Length: 48 minutesComplexity: Standard

Challenge: land the moon lander in the low gravity of the moon? Your space ship is fragile. If you touch the rocks or if you land too fast, your ship will fall apart.
Learn how to:
– Switch Costumes
– Move like in space
– Mod a game

Race Car

Length: 35 minutesComplexity: Standard

Build your own Race Track and try to set a record for the best lap time.

Learn how to:
– Build a timer
– Use operators
– Adjust the speed of a sprite as conditions change