Make Your Own Scratch Games!

Make Your Own Scratch Games!

by Anna Anthropy
July 2019, 192 pp.
Full Color

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DOWNLOAD RESOURCES: Click here to download the source code for the games featured in the book.

Download Chapter 1: Leaf Me Alone! Scratch Basics (excerpt)

Learn to make interactive games with Scratch—the beginner-friendly, block-based programming language from the MIT Media Lab! Anna Anthropy, game designer extraordinaire, will show you how to do everything from building a game map to creating animations and debugging the end product. Take a peek inside the history of video game design, learn programming basics, and turn your ideas into creative games that you can play and share with your friends.

Learn how to:

  • Draw characters like a hungry, leaf-eating bug
  • Animate characters—make them walk, jump, climb, and fall!
  • Create objects for your player to collect and obstacles to avoid
  • Design multiple levels to create a cave exploring platform game
  • Create sound effects and music for your games
  • Share your games online and use player feedback to improve your games

Isn’t it time to Make Your Own Scratch Games? The world is waiting!

Covers Scratch 3.0

Author Bio 

Anna Anthropy is a video game creator and game historian. She is the author of Rise of the Videogame Zinesters, a guide to game design that encourages aspiring developers from all backgrounds to create games and contribute their unique voice to the video game industry. Her most recent book, ZZT, explores a shareware game from the ’90s and its lasting impact on developers everywhere.

Table of contents 

Introduction: Everyone Can Make Games

Chapter 1: Leaf Me Alone! Scratch Basics (excerpt)
Chapter 2: Collecting Items and Avoiding Obstacles
Chapter 3: Hatlight: A Cave Exploring Platform Game
Chapter 4: Designing Levels and Animating Your Character
Chapter 5: Creating Sound Effects
Chapter 6: Where to Go from Here

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“Recommended, for anyone wanting to get properly to grips with Scratch”
Alun Williams, Electronics Weekly (Read More)

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