My First Electronic Game
I had fun creating my first game in Scratch. To make this game I watched a tutorial on how to make the game Pong. I enjoyed watching the video and also learned how to make the game Pong. There were many things I liked about learning this way. One thing was that from looking at how Pong was made I can incorporate the same techniques to my game and make it similar to Pong. I had about the same scripts except my game had two balls, the speed of the balls were different and other things different from the tutorial. I also liked the fact that I can pause and rewind the tutorial as many times as I want. This way I can take my time to make my game as best as I can. This way is better than having the teacher giving us instructions because unlike the tutorial, I can't ask the teacher the same question as many times as I want.
What I didn't like about the game was that it didn't explain some things. It just said you have to do certain things to get certain results. But if I was to do this with a teacher, the teacher would explain.
This is the first level of my game. Here I have a paddle, a ball and a stage with a black bar on the bottom. If the ball touches the black bar then the game ends. I made this level my making the ball bounce whenever it touches one of the edges or the paddle, it makes a sound whenever it touches the paddle and I controlled the paddle with the mouse. If the ball touches the black bar the game ends.
This is the second level of my game. I made this level by making improvements and adding new things to my first level like adding a scoring device; it keeps track of the score and I added a second ball. Now the player had to keep two balls from touching the black bar. I made this new level by using the Variables in Scratch to keep track of score. I also duplicated the first ball's scripts and used it for the second ball except I increased the speed. I did this so the second ball would do the same thing as the first one except it will bounce faster. Now the game is a bit more complicated and fun to play.