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Scratch 3 Programming Playground

by Al Sweigart
December 2020, 288 pp.
ISBN-13: 
9781718500211
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Download Chapter 3: MAZE RUNNER

Scratch, the colorful drag-and-drop programming language, is used by millions of first-time learners worldwide. Scratch 3 features an updated interface, new programming blocks, and the ability to run on tablets and smartphones, so you can learn to code on the go.

In Scratch 3 Programming Playground, you’ll learn to code by making cool games. Get ready to destroy asteroids, shoot hoops, and run mazes! Each game includes easy-to-follow instructions with full-color images, review questions, and creative coding challenges. Want to add more levels or a cheat code? No problem, just write some code.

You’ll learn to make games like:

  • Maze Runner, a maze navigation challenge
  • Rainbow Lines, a dazzling animation program
  • Asteroid Breaker, a space adventure game
  • Basketball, a gravity-based game of hoops
  • Brick Breaker, a remake of Breakout, the brick-breaking classic
  • Platformer, a game inspired by Super Mario Bros.

Learning how to program shouldn’t be dry and dreary. With Scratch 3 Programming Playground, you’ll make a game of it!

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Author Bio 

Al Sweigart is a celebrated software developer, programming teacher, and creator of a wildly popular Udemy Python course. A fellow at the Python Software Foundation, Sweigart is the author of several Python books for beginners, including the worldwide bestseller Automate the Boring Stuff with Python.

Table of contents 

Introduction

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Scratch
Chapter 2: Rainbow Lines...in Space!
Chapter 3: Maze Runner
Chapter 4: Shooting Hoops with Gravity
Chapter 5: A Polished Brick Breaker Game
Chapter 6: Asteroid Breaker...in Space!
Chapter 7: Making an Advanced Platformer

Afterword: Where to Go from Here

All chapters are included in the Early Access PDF.