Designing Digital Games: Create Games with Scratch!
ISBN: 1119177219
EAN13: 9781119177210
Language: English
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback
Publisher: For Dummies

Designing Digital Games: Create Games with Scratch!

Book Overview
The easy way for kids to get started with video game design Is your youngster a designer at heart? Read on Designing Digital Games helps children apply their design skills to video game design using Scratch--and this book Introducing simple programming concepts over the course of three easy-to-follow projects, it shows your child how to use the free Scratch platform to create a video game from the ground up. An extension of the trusted For Dummies brand, this juvenile book has a focus on accomplishment and provides all the steps to help young readers learn basic programming concepts to complete cool projects. From using sprites to create a game with a digital pet snake to creating maze games and cloning sprites to create a fun, attack-style game, this approachable guide offers simple, friendly instruction while building kids' confidence in designing digital games. Features a design that is heavy on eye-popping graphics your child will love Content is focused on the steps to completing each of the projects Offers a small, full-color, non-intimidating package that instills confidence in readers Includes basic projects that set the young learner on the road to further exploration of video game design If there's a kid aged 7-11 in your life who has an interest in using Scratch to design digital games, this book provides the building blocks they need to take their hobby to the next level.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover A technology book for kids! Have you ever wanted to create your own video games? All you need is a computer connected to the Internet, a free Scratch account, and the fun projects you'll find inside! Follow simple steps to build your first programs and games. Create a classic -- build a game based on the arcade game Pong (R) Chase your tail -- create an ever-growing snake and maneuver it around the screen Speed through the maze -- avoid villains as you make your way through a maze Protect your planet -- blast invaders attacking from an alien world