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Adding a Sprite

So, you have your new project in Scratch - now it's time to add a Sprite!

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Making a Sprite move

Tell your Sprite where to go - get your Sprite to move in all different directions - left, right, up, down

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Languages online: matching game maker

Students can use this tool to make their own interactive matching game. In this game there are two columns, each containing six lines. To complete the game a player must drag lines to connect matching sets of text in each column. The game designer can type in their own text or include voice recordings in each column. Included ...

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Languages online: sentence game maker

This respurce is a tool students can use to make an interactive sentence game. The game involves sentences that have one or more words missing and a number of possible 'answer' words. The player must select the correct answer words to complete the sentences by either dragging and dropping or ‘shooting' the words in the ...

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Languages online: comprehension task maker

Students can use this tool to create an interactive comprehension activity based on a text. The text can be up to 20 pages long and can include images and sound as well as print. Up to 20 true/false or multiple-choice comprehension questions can be included. The tool also provides three files for the student and teacher ...

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Languages online: Tetris game maker

This resource is a tool students can use to make their own Tetris computer game in which a player must correctly respond to a clue that appears after every fourth falling block. Clues can be text, pictures or audio. If the answer is correct, the game continues. If it is incorrect, a 'bomb' falls through the game space, ...

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Imagining your interactive Holiday Card

Snowmen? Spooky Halloween ghosts? The Easter bilby? What images come to mind when you think of Holidays? Get some ideas for your Scratch Holiday Card

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Adding sounds to your Scratch project

There are all sorts of sounds you could add to your Scratch project. Give your project that extra 'oomph' by adding sounds.

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Adding background sounds

Record and add your own background sound to your project or choose the sounds from the library like a rattle, a ripple or a pop!

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Digital Careers: Games designer and developer

Have you ever wanted to make a computer game? That's Kevin Chan's job. Kevin works at Robot Circus designing and developing computer games and apps. You can play one of Kevin's awesome award-winning games, QED, right here on ABC Splash! This video was produced to coincide with the 2014 Hour of Code event organised by code.org .

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What does it take to make a video game?

It can take many people and many years to create a video game. From project managers to developers, learn about the many different roles in the gaming industry. What kind of skills and knowledge do you think you'd need to be a video game developer or designer?

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Intro to Scratch 2.0

Want to make your own games? Scratch is a programming language, created by MIT, that makes it easy to create interactive art, stories, simulations, and games. Explore your ideas and share your creations online.

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Adding Background Images

Make your project come alive by adding a backdrop - anything from a stage to a snow scene or, just draw your own.

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The importance of stories in video games

What do you expect from a great video game? Lots of action and adventure? Amazing graphics? Exciting battles? It seems that these days more and more gamers are answering this question with, 'A great story'. In this clip, discover how the concept of narrative is becoming crucial to the evolution of video games.

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Making a Sprite say something

You don't want a silent Sprite! Get your Sprite to talk by using the 'say' block.

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South Korea: wired for speed

South Korea's high-speed broadband internet has allowed for the development of a new gaming subculture. Gamers have achieved levels of fame much like those of sporting stars in Australia. In this clip you will see the connection between gamers and their fans and hear about the lucrative lifestyle they enjoy.

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Submerged! Water levels in video games

Underwater levels in video games are often the most challenging because they require the player to use different skills and abilities as they navigate this environment. However, this can also be a lot of fun for both players and game designers. In this clip, host Bajo and his trusty sidekick Darren the robot discuss the ...

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Making Sprites interactive

Make your Sprite jump, move, say something or change costume.

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Creating computer games

How are computer games made? Find out about the skills and knowledge required to create a computer game in this video. What are some of the roles of the people interviewed? See if you can find out more about what kind of skills and knowledge might be required in each role.

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Go Hanyu!

This resource is a series of four videos with supporting activities for learners of Chinese across Stages 4–6.