My First Electronic Game
Scratch is a computer program in which you can create amusing animations or games. Using guidelines from my mentor and watching video tutorials, I was able to create my first electronic game on scratch. I have created the game of Pong and Breakout using Scratch. Creating the game was very difficult but eventually I made it through. I had started the process of creating my levels of Pong on Thursday, the ninth of November. In order to get a better sense of how the create the game of Pong of scratch, I had seen video tutorials online. What I liked about the tutorials is that it gave me some understanding of the structure of the game of Pong. It gave me a better hint of what the game of pong was like. With this in mind, I was able to put aspects of the game into one piece. But along the way of creating Pong, I did have some problems. The video tutorials did not show me how to create a score variable or how to put an additional ball into the game. That was a challenge for me to figure out. I had gotten to work work independently with not much of direct help. So this task was an accomplishment. In the process of making Pong, I had created a level of Pong. I was able to modify that level and create an additional two other levels.
Making level 1 of the game of Pong was fairly simple. This is because I had the video tutorials to help guide me creating the first level. In my first level of Pong, I have two sprites. One is the ball and the other is the paddle. For the ball sprite, I had to first draw the sprite myself. Then in order for it move across the screen and have some pizzazz action, I given the ball action scripts. For the paddle script, I first had to draw the paddle itself. Then I gave it some lists that commanded the paddle to move with the computer mouse pointer. After doing so, the ball would bounce all around the screen and you can hit it with the paddle. Then I had to design the background of the game of Pong. I had made the whole background white. But at the bottom, I had made a thick red line. I did this so because if the player fails to hit the ball with the paddle, the ball with land on the red line ending the game of pong. Level 1 was just a first start for me. Here is my first level of pong:
Level 2 of the game of Pong that I have created was originally from the first level of Pong. I had just made some minor changes to level 1 in order to get what level 2 is. One change that I have made to level one is adding another additional sprite. This sprite is a ball. The game of Pong will now have two balls and one paddle. The players must hit both balls with the paddle. The additional ball sprite has the same lists and the original ball. The only difference between the two balls is that the color is different. There is a purple ball and a teal ball. Another change that I had made to level 1 of the game of Pong is that i had inserted a score counter into the game. This way, players can keep track of their score. Entering a score counter in the game of pong in scratch was not simple for me. It had taken me a lot of time to insert and operate the score counter. Finally with the process of trial and error, I was finally able to program the score counter. So whenever the players hit the ball with a paddle, their score will go up. When one of the ball sprites touches the red thick line, the game is over and the players can see their final score. when the players start to play a new game, the score counter refreshed for the players to start again. Here is my level two version of Pong:
Level three of the game of Pong was originally modified from level 2 from my creation of the game of Pong.Level three of the game of Pong has some aspects of the game of Breakout. The task of level 3 was to create a version of Breakout. This is when you hit the balls with the paddle and hit blocks. When the ball has contact with the block, the block disappears. Level 2 and 3 are almost completely the same. They both have a paddle, the two balls, the red thick line, and the score counter. But level 3 had blocks to know out. Creating blocks in scratch was a challenge for me. This is because I had no clue as to how to even form the blocks. But first I did know that I had to draw the blocks. So I had drawn some blocks as sprites and added scripts to them. Eventually, with the process of trial and error, I was able to make the game of Pong into Breakout. But I think I did a crappy job for level three. I say this because it is not completely like the game of Breakout. It has some aspects of it, but not fully. So I hope that you like it. Here is level three of the game of Pong:
Thanks for playing my versions of Pong!