Types of Games micro-lesson
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We all love playing computer games, action games, simulation games, or puzzle games. But have you ever thought about how they were made? Every computer game requires coding to make it work. Hit the Button is programmed to know which is the correct answer and which ones aren't. Bubble Blast is programmed to make the bubbles pop when the bubbles hit the same color. And any games that involve movements have to have the directions programmed. We can use Scratch to understand how games are programmed and to create a game of our own. In this game, we are asked questions to help the starfish escape from the shark. Press the green flag to start. What is 5 x 4? We input our answer by typing in the correct answer and pressing the tick. The output is that the starfish move forward, and the score has gone up by one. The programming blocks sequence the events in the game. There's a question and then the instruction’s telling the program what to do if certain things happen.
Kids earn more screen time by answering fun educational questions.
Here are some example of questions about this video that kids may be asked in the 1Question app to earn screen time.
How was the answer inputted into the scratch game?1) By typing it2) By saying it3) By clicking it4) By tapping it
What is programmed in the game 'Hit The Button'?1) Which answer is correct and which answers are incorrect2) Changing colours3) Reading out the questions4) Making the lights turn on when they are clicked
What is programmed in the game 'Bubble Blast'?1) The bubbles pop when they are hit by a bubble of the same colour2) Changing the size of the bubbles3) Creating patterns with the bubbles4) The bubbles change colour when they hit another bubble
What was the output in the scratch game?1) The starfish moved forwards and the score went up by 12) The shark moved forward and the score went up by 13) The starfish moved forwards and the score went up down 14) It made a noise and the score went up by one.
Are the sequence of instructions important when coding a game?1) Yes2) No
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