Kids love games, and Scratch is a good platform to play with. Lets explore some actual games which allow us to find out about Scratch.

Previous post on Scratch from 6 months ago

Cat Number Guess

Just thinking one up.

  • between 1 and 20
  • there is a timer
  • beat the clock.
  • the 10 number gets larger each time (so dopamine )
  • there is a leaderboard

First try took an hour or so

  • variables

maybe do next:

  • countdown timer
  • better way to display messages
  • leaderboard Cat Number Guess

Maybe Pong

almost pong

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Have got the start screen working which is a slightly rotating ball and space to start.

Then I’ve got a ball bouncing off both sides horizontally working.

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This is gravity - the ball bounces and eventually stops. If we set -0.8 to 1, it will never stop bouncing (in fact it will bounce off the top)

yVelocity is currentYVelocity

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This code was generated by AI

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Bounces horizonally too (never stops as xVelocity is -1).

Gravity ball - y - space

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debug_message very handy. Trying to get the space bar to act like in almost pong. Using the simplest y only example here to see how I can get this to work.



flappy birds

dinosaur game

shooter game

space invaders


cookie clicker (a la paperclip)

YouTube - nightly routine.