T2W5: Game Projects
Sorry everyone, I am still remote for the beginning of the week, so students will be in the classroom but I will be remote over Zoom.
I hope that people are making some progress on their games - even just following along with a tutorial that is close to what you want to do will help you get started, and you can add features and change artwork.
I'll still try to take turns talking to everyone about their games and see how things are going. I've been watching the same tutorial videos I linked to below and am learning good techniques for games. I'm also learning that there are lots of extensions people have written that can help with games but aren't in the basic menu set. As I learn about them I'll put them on a web page to make them easy to find.
In the next couple weeks we will try to make sure everyone has a working game to show off, and then add more features and content as time permits. It would be fun to have students showing off their games at Lowell's STEMfest in March!
I found some video tutorials on making different types of games that might be helpful for your games. They are YouTube videos instead of going step-by-step in the MakeCode editor. Maybe you can find one that is close to your game type and watch it for tips if you get stuck while you are waiting for help.
Space Shooter Game tutorial (4 videos)
Platformer Game tutorial (3 videos)
Tower Defense/Plants vs. Zombies game - "Slugs vs. Salads" (5 videos)
Simple Tile Map maze game (2 videos)
Racing game (2 videos)
Gardening game (8 videos!) with tile map and pop-up tool inventory - very complex game!
I am compiling a list of MakeCode Arcade programming resources, including extensions that add features to the Arcade programming environment.