Jasmine Codes to Make Her Own Video Games
Jasmine is a 12-year-old from Garden Grove, California whose beautiful animations and interactive games caught our attention. She’s published several incredibly intricate projects to the Tynker community, so we asked her some questions about herself and why she loves coding.
What are your hobbies? I like to the play piano and play sports like hockey, swimming, basketball. I like doing art.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I’m not really sure, probably some kind of an inventor.
Do you ever look at the Tynker community projects? Yeah, you can get different ideas from different people that can help you think of what to build.
What’s your favorite feature in Tynker? You don’t have to follow a specific system and you can make your own characters, unlike some other apps that I’ve tried before.
What are you planning to make next? I have a friend who really likes dogs and she wanted me to make one about dogs because I made one about my pet Tuna.
Don’t miss Jasmine’s Tuna the Cat game!
Why do you like to code? I like to play video games so I thought it was kind of fun to make your video games if you don’t really like what someone else made and you can just make the video game your own.
Do you think other kids should try coding? Definitely. It’s fun, you get to try something new, and if you don’t like it, you could at least try it.
What advice would you give for kids starting out with Tynker? At first, it’s kind of hard and you might not get it but if you keep trying, you’ll eventually figure out if you did something wrong or how to fix it.
Jasmine’s mother Cindy says that coding has been a really positive experience for Jasmine: “She has fun and likes to play games, so this is an opportunity for her to be creative while learning and having fun.” Cindy says that coding is especially great for Jasmine because she’s “very shy.” When she goes to school, the other students ask to play her projects and even ask her to show them how they work or make custom versions of them.
Thanks so much for talking to us, Jasmine! “Tuna the Cat” is one of our favorite projects of all time.