Coding games in Scratch: a step-by-step guide to building your own computer games

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Publisher:
DK Publishing,
Pub. Date:
2016.
Edition:
First American edition.
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
940L
Description
Scratch 3.0 has landed! Stay ahead of the curve with this fully updated guide for beginner coders. Coding is not only a highly sought-after skill in our digital world, but it also teaches kids valuable skills for life after school. This book teaches important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas, all while creating games to play with their friends. Children will enjoy the step-by-step visual approach that makes even the most difficult coding concepts easy to master. They will discover the fundamentals of computer programming and learn to code through a blend of coding theory and the practical task of building computer games themselves. The reason coding theory is taught through practical tasks is so that young programmers don't just learn how computer code works - they learn why it's done that way. With Coding Games in Scratch , kids can build single and multiplayer platform games, create puzzles and memory games, race through mazes, add animation, and more. It also supports STEM education initiatives and the maker movement. Follow Simple Steps - Improve Your Skills - Share Your Games! If you like playing computer games, why not create your own? Essential coding concepts are explained using eight build-along game projects. Coding Games In Scratch guides young coders step-by-step, using visual samples, easy-to-follow instructions, and fun pixel art. This coding book for kids has everything you need to build amazing Scratch 3.0 games, including thrilling racing challenges, zany platform games, and fiendish puzzles. Follow the simple steps to become an expert coder using the latest version of the popular programming language Scratch 3.0 in this new edition. Improve your coding skills and create your own games before remixing and customizing them. Share your games online and challenge friends and family to beat each other's scores! In this book, you will: - Learn about setting the scene, what makes a good game and playability - Discover objects, rules, and goals - Explore hacks and tweaks, camera angles, fine-tuning and controls - And much more Computer coding teaches kids how to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically, and is quickly becoming a necessary and sought-after skill. DK's computer coding books for kids are full of fun exercises with step-by-step guidance, making them the perfect introductory tools for building vital skills in computer programming. Add Coding Projects in Scratch and Coding Projects in Python to your collection.
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9781465439352
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subject_facet Computer games -- Programming -- Juvenile literature
Scratch (Computer program language) -- Juvenile literature
title_display Coding games in Scratch : a step-by-step guide to building your own computer games
title_full Coding games in Scratch : a step-by-step guide to building your own computer games / Jon Woodcock
title_short Coding games in Scratch :
title_sub a step-by-step guide to building your own computer games
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Programming
Scratch (Computer program language)