Make Your Own Video Games and Animations with Scratch

We have been using some “program your own video game” software lately, such as Kodu, Alice and Greenfoot.  These are cool programs, but we just found Scratch (from the MIT Media Lab).   For a brand new beginner, Scratch is hands down the best.  Scratch installs quickly and easily, and uses simple puzzle-piece shapes to build a complete working program.  You can use it to make animations, write programs, or make video games.  This is a program all four of my sons enjoy.  In one evening, my 11 year old built a driving game.  There are also lots of tutorials and sample games online.  Check it out at http://scratch.mit.edu.
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Here is an actual game like the ones you can create and play on your computer or upload for the world to play on the internet…

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3 comments for “Make Your Own Video Games and Animations with Scratch

  1. Zachary
    February 3, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Can u make shooter games with this?

  2. Rob
    February 3, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    You can make almost any kind of game (2D) that you can think of. It is really awesome. Check out the samples at http://scratch.mit.edu

  3. March 22, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    This website is worth a look if you want to code an app. The reason being that MIT have evolved SCRATCH into a app builder… very neatly. Well done to them!

    Start with some of demo projects.

    http://ai2.appinventor.mit.edu/

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