Before you write the scripts for your game, you'll need some objects on which to write them. This movie shows how to make the layout for the game, including adding the backdrop, adding the sprites, and placing the elements on the screen in the correct sizes and positions. When the app's layout is setup, you're ready to start writing the logic for you game with scripts.
- [Voiceover] Let's start by just getting the assets…that we're going to use, laid out on the screen.…So I'm going to start by changing the backdrop.…So, I'll click the button to get a new backdrop…from the library.…And in here, I'm going to…scroll down and I'm gonna find the desert background.…Now of course, if you're making this game on your own,…it doesn't really matter which background that you use,…so if you choose to use the gingerbread background instead,…that's fine.…So I'm going to click okay,…and then I'm going to move the cat down a little bit…and I'm going to shrink him,…he's a little bit too big…so I'm going to use the shrink tool,…at the tool bar in the top of the screen…and shrink him down just about that much,…that looks good to me.…
So it doesn't really matter where you leave him,…but I'm gonna leave him right about there.…Now we're going to need some apples and some rocks.…So I'm going to get a new sprite from the library…and I'll grab an apple sprite.…And this will be our template for apples…
He starts with demonstrating how to create your first project and gather the artwork (aka sprites) and other assets you'll need to build it. Todd then reviews the prebuilt scripts, the bits of code that control the logic of your Scratch projects, and explains how to use the different script types for different functions, such as animating sprites, responding to events such as button clicks, and comparing values. In chapter 3, he covers costumes, and in chapter 4, he shows how to load and play sounds. Finally, he shows how to put it all together into a complete web game, which you can then share with the Scratch community.
- What is Scratch?
- Creating your first project
- Choosing a backdrop for your application
- Creating sprites (reusable graphics) in Scratch
- Working with scripts: animating objects, responding to events, and checking logic
- Switching sprite costumes
- Changing the appearance of sprites with custom-drawn costumes
- Playing sounds
- Building a game with Scratch
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