Saturday, November 10, 2007

Make Your Own Video Games

I never heard of this before, but I really think it's worth a look. It's called Scratch, and it's from MIT. What is it, you ask?
Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.

Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design.
Basically, it lets you create your own video games. As creative as Cory is, I bet he could have a blast with this. Even I'm thinking it looks like fun, and I've never been one to play video games. Maybe creating them is more fun?

Here's one of the projects on the site - use the food, drink, play, bath icons, etc. to take care of Spikefur.
ETA - I removed the actual Java applet because it was causing Cory problems, and I want him to check out this site. Just click the link to learn more about this project.

You can download Scratch to create your own games. Browse through the site to see what other people are creating, and even play some of their games. Create an account to upload and share yours. Best of all - Scratch is available free of charge.

I found this at infodoodads (and I wanna go back)


  1. This looks like fun, have to spend some time and give it a go!

  2. My hubby and daughter are video game freaks. They're always playing the Wii.


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