Group discussion : Do you think that only engeneers can create a video game? Why?
Read the article "How to make a video game without any experience" and "7 jobs in the video game industry you can get with no experience " as a basis for the discussion.
You can give sticky notes and participant write their ideas on them and share their ideas together on a flipchart.
Show the video "making a game with no experience"in resources before starting the exercice.
Code you own game with scratch :
Follow the step by step instructions that you can find under documents in resources.
Your code should...
Add on the template provided to create functionality to the cat sprite.
Adapt the code to make it your own
Congratulation, now you are able to create a basic game with scratch !
If your feel comfortable with this module, you can add more code to develop your own version of this game.
In deed, young people can urderstand that coding a simple video game even if they don't have any experience in coding.
If you want to go further, you can watch the second video "coding a video game without coding knowledge" in resources.
Next step :
Practice, Practice and Practice!
Continue to learn about coding with scratch. You can test the other modules to feel more comfortable with scratch.
- You should be able to learn how to control player movement in Scratch
- You should be able to learn how to respond to sprites interacting with each other.
- You should be able to feel comfortable experimenting with different backgrounds and sprites, by changing their design
- You should be able to be able to switch between backgrounds depending on which part of the game is being played