Clone Wars — Volunteer Notes

Introduction:

In this project children will learn how to make a game, in which the player controls a spaceship that can fire lightning bolts at enemies.

Resources

For this project, Scratch 2 should be used. Scratch 2 can either be used online at jumpto.cc/scratch-on or can be downloaded from jumpto.cc/scratch-off and used offline.

You can find a completed version of this project online, or it can be downloaded by clicking the ‘Project Materials’ link for this project, which contains:

  • CloneWars.sb2

Learning Objectives

  • This project consolidates learning of previous programming skills learnt, and demonstrates how sprites can create clones of other sprites, and how multiple clones can be used as projectiles.

This project covers elements from the following strands of the Raspberry Pi Digital Making Curriculum:

Challenges

  • “Fixing the lightning” - using a wait block to reduce the frequency of the lightning;
  • “Lives and score” - creating lives, score and highscore variables;
  • “Improve your game” - adding extra enemies, health packs, etc.