Game Design: Platform Game

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Jump at the chance to create a game. A fun computer science lesson challenges pupils to design a game using the Scratch programming language. The fourth of eight parts in the Google CS Game Design unit, the game requires players to get a character from one side of the screen to the other by jumping onto platforms of different heights.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have a contest to see which classmate creates the best game
Classroom Considerations

  • Experience with Scratch is necessary
  • An understanding of conditional statements from the previous activity is a requirement
Pros

  • Provides a solution sheet for instructors
  • Includes a pacing guide to keep everyone on task
Cons

  • None