Introduction to Basic Game Development using Scratch

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In this Free Guided Project, you will:

Learn to use features in Scratch

Design a basic game using block based code

Learn how to create algorithms using block based code

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2 hours
Beginner-friendly
No download needed
Split-screen video
English
Desktop only

By the end of this project, you will create a basic game using an introductory, web-based coding program called Scratch. Learning to code will allow you to build basic coding or computer science skills and a fundamental understanding in order to grow your programming abilities. Learners will engage in the design process in order to develop an understanding of how to develop algorithms that control programs, use event-driven programming, and debug a program. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Requirements

This is a beginner level course. Participants do not need prior computer science knowledge to complete this course.

Skills you will develop

  • coding

  • Game Design

  • Computer Programming

  • Computer Science

  • Scratch

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Create a free account and navigate Scratch.

  2. Navigate the code editor and beginning game design.

  3. Begin to write the main algorithms for the game.

  4. Add additional conditional statements for character control.

  5. In this task we will add additional code to set the next level.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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