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!
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