Scratch

Scratch is a great little tool to help you develop you logical skills. Developed by MIT in the USA to encourage younger students to be able to develop games and start their journey into the world of programming.In recent times Scratch has been improved by Berkeley University into a new version called Build Your Own Blocks (BYOB). This version more closely resembles how programming works and is a great start for any budding game designers and creators.

Lessons

Lesson 1 - Basics

Lesson 1 - Basics

During this lesson you will get to understand how "Scratch" works. You will learn the basics of programming and create some simple animations to put these skills to the test. Follow the instructions in this booklet and let your teacher know when you have: ...
Lesson 2 - First Game

Lesson 2 - First Game

In this lesson you are going to make your first game. You will need to follow the instructions but feel free to alter them if you think you can do a better job. You should inform your teacher when you have done the following tasks.: Imported the...
Lesson 3 - Graphics

Lesson 3 - Graphics

Games a great when they look good. Today we are going to look at how to improve the graphics of the games that we make. You should try to complete the worksheet and let your teacher know when you have completed the following tasks. Created the shapes...
Lesson 4 - Pac-Man

Lesson 4 - Pac-Man

Now we are ready to make a proper game. We are going to make a basic version of Pac-Man. Follow the instructions in the booklet to and inform your teacher when you have completed the following tasks. Created the maze (Page 3) Created Pacman (Page...
Lesson 10 - The Maze

Lesson 10 - The Maze

Introduction During this lesson we will be creating a maze that you will be able to navigate through. this might look like this: Starting out To start out we need to design the maze. Do not make it too complicated, but make it hard enough to...
Lesson 11 - Pong

Lesson 11 - Pong

Getting Started The first thing that we are going to need to do is create 2 sprites to act as our bat and our ball. You should draw these using the edit tool in the costumes section. Remember you can add sprites by clicking on the add sprite  button: ...

Steps