Coding Games in Scratch

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2015-12-01
224 pages

Book Description

Did you know that Bill Gates, cofounder of , wrote his first computer program—a tic-tac-toe game—at age 13? Games in Scratch shows how kids can start coding their own games, too, using Scratch, a popular free .

With Coding Games in Scratch, kids can build single and multiplayer games, create puzzles and memory games, race through mazes, add animation, and more. All they need is a desktop or laptop with 10.2 or later, and an internet connection to download Scratch 2.0. Coding can be done without download on https://scratch.mit.edu.

Essential coding concepts are explained using eight build-along game projects that guide young coders step-by-step, using visual samples, easy-to-follow instructions, and fun pixel art.

Written for children ages 8–12 with little to no coding experience, Coding Games in Scratch teaches important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas, all while creating games to play with their friends.

Supporting STEM initiatives, computer coding teaches kids how to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically, and is quickly becoming a necessary and sought-after skill. DK's computer coding books are full of fun exercises with step-by-step guidance, making them the perfect introductory tools for building vital skills in computer programming.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. COMPUTER GAMES
Chapter 2. GETTING STARTED
Chapter 3. STAR HUNTER
Chapter 4. CHEESE CHASE
Chapter 5. CIRCLE WARS
Chapter 6. JUMPY MONKEY
Chapter 7. DOOM ON THE BROOM
Chapter 8. DOG’S DINNER
Chapter 9. GLACIER RACE
Chapter 10. TROPICAL TUNES
Chapter 11. WHAT NEXT?
Chapter 12. GLOSSARY & INDEX

Book Details

  • Title: Coding Games in Scratch
  • Author:
  • Length: 224 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2015-12-01
  • ISBN-10: 1465439358
  • ISBN-13: 9781465439352
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