Session 12: Building games from Scratch

Are you an angry birds devotee? Or perhaps you’re more of a FIFA fan? If neither of those options appeal, then surely you’ve enjoyed a round of Pac-Man or Tetris in your time?

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Online gaming is a global phenomenon – the UKIE estimates that there are between 2.2 and 2.6 billion gamers worldwide, and that the gaming market will be worth $128.5 billion by the end of 2020! How many of these gaming fans, however, have had a go at coding a game themselves? This week the Go_Girls got to do exactly that using an online platform called Scratch.

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Scratch enables users to build ‘scripts’ by dragging and dropping various ‘command’ blocks to create interactive games and animations. One of last year’s Go_Girl team came in to present the game that she created last year. This really inspired the other Go_Girls, and soon they were getting started on all sorts of fun creations. We will be working on Scratch next week too, so stay tuned for more updates on this!

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