Friday, December 21, 2012

Learning Scratch for CodeClub


I've signed up to run a CodeClub at my kids school from  January.
Before I received the official course work I thought it might be a good idea to actually try and make something with Scratch. So, I put together a simplistic shooter.

You can see it and download it from the Scratch Site.
Dragon vs The Ghosts
http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/winkleink/2847788


You can play the game in a browser as well if you don't want to install Scratch.

The game took about 2 to 3 hours to make using the built in graphics and sounds. With most of that time me just figuring out how to use Scratch.  For those who have experienced Scratch before I'd expect a game like this would take less than 30 minutes.

Also, I just saw that Scratch 2.0 is going into public beta on the 28th of January and that the Raspberry Pi Foundation are supporting work to improve Scratch's performance on the Raspberry Pi.
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=26361

It's looking good for Scratch.