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Author Topic: Scratch - A Game Programming Language For Children  (Read 5963 times)

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Scratch - A Game Programming Language For Children
« on: May 16, 2007, 01:15:43 PM »
I'm at work and will try to write more, unless somebody else want to fill in more of the details.

from http://scratch.mit.edu/about
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Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.

Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design.

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Re: Scratch - A Game Programming Language For Children
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2007, 07:16:55 PM »
Wow... there is a lot to this program.  Could overwhelm a kid.

scratch.jpgScratch - A Game Programming Language For Children


Here is a little animation I made: http://scratch.mit.e...rojects/cthorpe/3646

You have to have Java ( :( ) installed to see the animations online :(.  There doesn't seem to be a way to save the animation/game/whatever into another format on your local machine or upload it anywhere but the scratch page.  It would be really cool if it could create flash swfs.

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Re: Scratch - A Game Programming Language For Children
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2007, 08:38:28 PM »
cthorpe!

ahahahahahahahah i love it!!! it was worth the wait for the punchline! :) :) :)

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Re: Scratch - A Game Programming Language For Children
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2007, 08:41:33 PM »
ahahahahahahahah i love it!!! it was worth the wait for the punchline! :) :) :)

Now let's not go overboard.

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Re: Scratch - A Game Programming Language For Children
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2007, 10:16:25 AM »
That is still one crazy bird.

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Re: Scratch - A Game Programming Language For Children
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2009, 11:18:27 PM »
I was playing around with this, quite neat actually.

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Re: Scratch - A Game Programming Language For Children
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009, 04:43:14 PM »
That cody animation was... trippy. Made about as much sense as modern art :P
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Re: Scratch - A Game Programming Language For Children
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2014, 02:12:55 AM »
And now there's ScratchJr, for children aged 5-7. Currently runs on the iPad. An Android version is in the making though.

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Re: Scratch - A Game Programming Language For Children
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2014, 03:17:13 AM »
Oh man, scratch! I remember using that in high school for a multimedia class thing. It's actually a lot more powerful (albeit pretty slow) than you'd think at first.

We made this sort of hybrid puzzle/adventure/platform game:


Some of it works really badly (Of course not the parts I was responsible for!), but overall I think it's pretty interesting how much we got out of it considering only one of us had any kind of coding experiences

Small platformer:


I put this together using the experiences I got from the first thing in about 30-40 minutes. So you can also have decently fast paced games.
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