My First Electronic Game
I learned how to create a game in Scratch on Thursday, November 10th in Technology class. I learned by watching tutorial videos that showed how to make the original game of Pong on Scratch. I liked how we watched tutorial videos to help us learn how to make a game on Scratch because I could make the game on Scratch while watching the tutorial video. It was easier to do while watching because I could move at my own pace. Also, I could easily go back to the video tutorial screen if I forgot a step. By watching the tutorial videos to learn how to make the game, I was able to understand better and work quicker and more efficiently. Overall, I had no problems with watching the tutorial videos to learn how to make the game, but however, I think that it would be great if I could ask it questions like I could when learning from my Technology teacher.
Check out this website if you want to learn how to create the game Pong on Scratch by watching tutorial videos:
The first level of my game was very simple and basic, as you can probably see below. The sprites I made in my game are the turquoise ball, and the black paddle. The first thing I did was creating my sprites by drawing a round ball, and a filled in rectangular line as my paddle. As the ball hit the paddle, there would be a pop sound, and the game would end when the ball hit the red line at the bottom of the screen. Then, I created the stage for my game by drawing a thick red line at the bottom of the stage. Finally, I included the scripts I saw in the tutorial video into my game, and it was ready to go for Level 1, with the goal of creating a simple version of Pong as shown in the tutorial video.
This is Level 1 of My First Electronic Game on Scratch:
In level 2 of my game, I added a additional sprite and modified the ball I had originally. The old ball I had became a soccer ball, and I added a additional tennis ball to the game. I also modified the stage by making it a grass playing field which seemed suitable for my two ball sprites. The paddle I used was also different in level 2. I changed it into a trampoline to give an effect of the balls bouncing off a trampoline. Finally, as a addition, I added a score counter which increased by 1 whenever the balls hit the paddle, and would reset when either ball hits the red line.
This is Level 2 of My First Electronic Game on Scratch:
In level 3 of my game, I modified the game mainly by adding bricks to the game. But before I added the bricks, I took away one of the ball sprites as it was unnecessary for the game. I modified the one remaining ball sprite into the color turquoise. The stage, trampoline paddle, and score counter remained the same as before, with the score counter only being moved to the bottom of the screen. As you can see, the main addition to the game are the yellow bricks. Whenever the ball hit a brick, the score would increase by 1, just like it would when it hit the paddle in level 2. The game would stop when the ball hit the red line, and the yellow bricks would reappear when the green flag is clicked.
This is Level 3 of My First Electronic Game on Scratch: