Make Games In Scratch: Programming For Absolute Beginners - EARLY ACCESS

Learn to make games in Scratch! Programming for absolute beginners.

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Make Games In Scratch: Programming For Absolute Beginners - EARLY ACCESS

Learn to make games in Scratch! Programming for absolute beginners.



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Do you want to make real, fun video games that you and your friends can play? Are you interested in learning to code? Perhaps you’re an artist looking for a simple way to bring your artwork to life.

In this course you’ll create fun, playable games while learning real programming skills through visual scripting in the free online game engine, Scratch.

Its beginner-friendly drag-and-drop code blocks system allows you to easily learn the principles and rules of programming, which you can then build upon in other programming languages or game engines.

You'll learn the fundamental building blocks of programming and game development. Learning how to use variables, understanding if statements, forever loops, collision, broadcasting messages, clones and many more key programming concepts.

You’ll also learn how to modify your games, to really make them your own. You’ll use the drawing tools in Scratch to make your own art assets, and add interesting sound effects to your game from Scratch’s free sound library.

With this course, you’ll have all of the information for starting your game development learning in one place with clear explanations, diagrams, examples and fun challenges.

We've created this course to be family friendly and suitable for students of all ages, so if you're absolutely brand new to Scratch or programming you're in good hands.

You’ll get full lifetime access for a single one-off fee. The creators are qualified and experienced with modelling and coding, so are able to explain concepts clearly, as well as entertain along the way.

All students have access to the Q&A forums where our Instructors, Teaching Assistants and Community are ready to help answer your questions and cheer on your success.

So if you’re a complete coding or game dev beginner, or an artist wanting to bring your artwork to life - this is the course for you. Scratch is an amazing tool for learning programming and this is a great course for beginners to jump in and get started.

So join us now and let’s get scratching!



 

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Rick Davidson
Rick Davidson

Hi, I'm Rick, nice to meet you all. I've been making video games for a living for more than 14 years as a Game Designer, Producer, Creative Director, and Executive Producer, creating games for console, mobile, PC and Facebook. I founded an Indie game studio, called Inspirado Games, which was acquired in 2012 by Electronic Arts / PopCap. I also worked on cool IPs such as Mario, Transformers, Captain America and Mortal Kombat and created successful new IPs from scratch (such as "GardenMind" which was nominated for Canadian Game of the Year in the social / mobile category).

As a qualified Career Coach, I've helped thousands of people achieve their dream of making games for a living - both as Indie Game Developers and as valuable game industry employees.


Course Curriculum (5+ hours)


  Let's Get Started (0 hours 59 minutes)
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  • Start
    Welcome To The Course (0:45)
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    Start Using Scratch (9:50)
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    Our First Events (5:31)
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    Introducing Control Blocks (5:57)
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    Changing Values (5:19)
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    Changing Sprite Costumes (7:46)
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    Understanding Frame Rate (9:02)
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    How To Play Sound Effects (7:21)
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    How To Save Your Project (7:41)
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    Wrap Up - Getting Started (0:31)
  Classic Catch (1 hours 17 minutes)
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  • Start
    Section Intro - Classic Catch (0:48)
  • Start
    Pick Our Sprites (6:49)
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    Understanding X and Y Coordinates (10:00)
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    How To Move The Player (6:30)
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    Using Random Numbers (3:36)
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    Less Than & Greater Than (10:14)
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    Using If Touching (4:47)
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    Introducing Variables (6:11)
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    Making More Variables (10:51)
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    Giving The Player Feedback (9:44)
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    Add Some Animation (6:46)
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    Wrap Up - Classic Catch (0:47)
  Laser Base (1 hours 13 minutes)
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  • Start
    Section Intro - Laser Base (0:45)
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    Using The Drawing Tools (11:13)
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    Follow Mouse Pointer (6:17)
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    How To Clone Sprites (8:33)
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    Shoot The Laser (11:30)
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    Make Enemies Move (6:44)
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    Destroy Enemies (5:11)
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    Add Score & Health (7:31)
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    Changing Sprite Colors (7:07)
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    Add Sound Effects (7:01)
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    Wrap Up - Laser Base (1:10)
  Car Race (1 hours 40 minutes)
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  • Start
    Section Intro - Car Race (1:15)
  • Start
    Make Our Car Move (5:33)
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    Draw A Race Track (6:56)
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    Set Up Our Car’s Variables (9:24)
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    Slow Our Car (5:55)
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    Finish Line & Lap Count (8:18)
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    Add A Countdown Timer (4:21)
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    Winning & Losing (5:38)
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    Broadcast Messages In Scratch (9:11)
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    Next Backdrop Racetrack (9:25)
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    Introducing My Blocks (11:21)
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    Run Without Screen Refresh (9:08)
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    Finish Cloning Our Flowers (4:03)
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    Cloning Particle Effects (8:09)
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    Wrap Up - Car Race (2:08)
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    Downloads

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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