Arun- As for now we have seen and understood about Scratch Basic terms, also about every block in Block palette. Now, you are ready to animate anything on Scratch.
Raj – I want to create a game will you help me?
Arun- Why not! What type of game you want to create?
Raj- I want to make a ‘Catching the Apple’ game.
Arun- Okay Raj Let’s start step wise.
Step 1: Choose the sprites, an Apple and a Bowl from the Sprites library.
Step 2: Choose a perfect Background for your game.
Raj- I have selected everything you asked for.
Step 3: Drag out the blocks and snap them together as shown in the Bowl sprite.
Raj- What will happen from this script?
Arun- This script is for bowl movement. As you can see, to fix the position of bowl X coordinate is 0 and Y coordinate is set to some value. After that the bowl is controlled by the mouse using Mouse’s X coordinates.
Raj- Oh! The bowl is moving with the mouse-pointer.
Step 4: In the Apple sprite, drag out these blocks and snap it together.
Raj- First script is to set the size of Apple sprite, can you explain further scripts?
Arun- As for this game we need so many apples, for that we created clones of apple and allow to pick random apples in the stage area.
Raj- Now so many apples are appearing in the stage, but they are not falling.
Arun- To make them fall, follow the next step.
Step 5: Drag out repeat until blocks and snap them together.
Step 6: Click the green flag.
Raj- The apple start falling.
Arun- To move forward create a variable.
Step 7: Click on make a variable and name as “Apple catched”
Step 8: Drag out blocks and snap them together.
Step 9: Click on the green flag.
Arun- As you can see, the bowl is collecting the apples, and simultaneously the counting is increasing.
Raj- Hence the game is running.