Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Backdrop Homework

Goals/Homework

Today's goals were to finish the following backdrops:
  1. Introduction
  2. Directions
  3. Level One Intro
  4. Maze Level One
If you did not finish then students were directed to complete these backdrops as homework so that we could begin scripting on Friday. 

Pseudo-code

We also worked on some programming in Scratch. Our process for programming was to develop some pseudo-code or a way to discuss the logical sequence of our game.
We first tried to develop the sequence that our program would perform up to our Directions backdrop.

Scripting

In Scratch we selected the Stage and then selected the script tab. We then developed our scripts based on our pseudo-code we discussed in class:

Beginning Script Spacebar Script
1. Press the green flag
2. Switch the stage backdrop to Intro
3. Wait for 2 seconds
4. Switch the stage backdrop to Directions
1. Press the green flag
2. Switch the stage backdrop to Level One
3. Wait for 2 seconds
4. Switch the stage backdrop to Maze One
5. Broadcast start level one
We also discussed the Sprites and how we should hide and show these. We just kind of touched on this but the class pseudo-code and scripts went something like this:

Beginning Sprite Script When I Receive Script
1. Press the green flag
2. Set x to
3. Set y to
4. Hide
1. When I receive "start level one"
2. Show



Custom Fonts

Today I learned of a cool site that you can create customized fonts. At school we are limited to the fonts on our Chromebooks or on the schools computers. At http://flamingtext.com/ you can select many different fonts and style these to your taste.

When styling these I would select the background tab and select transparent for the background color.

When saving simply select the download button. This will allow you to easily open these in Pixlr and allow you to add some interesting fonts to your game backdrops!