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Scratch Programming Playground: Learn to Program by Making Cool Games

  • Length: 288 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2016-09-30
  • ISBN-10: 1593277628
  • ISBN-13: 9781593277628
  • Sales Rank: #53957 (See Top 100 Books)

Scratch, the colorful drag-and-drop programming language, is used by millions of first-time learners, and in Scratch Programming Playground, you’ll learn to program by making cool games. Get ready to destroy asteroids, shoot hoops, and slice and dice fruit!

Each game includes easy-to-follow instructions, review questions, and creative coding challenges to make the game your own. Want to add more levels or a cheat code? No problem, just write some code.

You’ll make games like:

  • Maze Runner: escape the maze!
  • Snaaaaaake: gobble apples and avoid your own tail
  • Asteroid Breaker: smash space rocks
  • Fruit Slicer: a Fruit Ninja clone
  • Brick Breaker: a remake of Breakout, the brick-breaking classic
  • Platformer: a game inspired by Super Mario Bros.

Learning how to program shouldn’t be dry and dreary. With Scratch Programming Playground, you’ll make a game of it!

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Scratch
Chapter 2: Rainbow Lines in Space!
Chapter 3: Maze Runner
Chapter 4: Shooting Hoops with Gravity
Chapter 5: A Polished Brick Breaker Game
Chapter 6: Snaaaaaake!
Chapter 7: Fruit Slicer
Chapter 8: Asteroid Breaker . . . in Space!
Chapter 9: Making an Advanced Platformer

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