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Dragon Attack

Arcade Game Design

Intermediate Course: Create a classic top-down action game with multiple levels and boss battles.

  • Build an arcade shooter
  • 50 programming activities
  • 7 coding puzzles
  • Create 3 fun mini-games
  • Build an arcade shooter
  • 50 programming activities
  • 7 coding puzzles
  • Create 3 fun mini-games

8 Modules

1
Start Screen and Controls Start creating your very own top-down arcade game by making a start screen. 7 Activities: 2 Intros | 1 Puzzle | 3 DIYs | 1 Quiz
• FUNCTIONS • MESSAGING • SIMPLE LOOPS • SIMPLE ANIMATION • DETECT CONDITIONS • COSTUME HANDLING • MOVEMENT AND ANIMATION •
2
Shoot Projectiles Use repetition and screen edge detection to program projectiles and enemies. 6 Activities: 1 Intro | 1 Puzzle | 3 DIYs | 1 Quiz
• REPEAT UNTIL • SCREEN BOUNDS • ADVANCED EVENTS • ADVANCED MOTION • OPERATORS •
3
Parallax Scrolling Learn how to create the scrolling background for your game using sophisticated layering techniques. 7 Activities: 1 Intro | 1 Puzzle | 4 DIYs | 1 Quiz
• LAYERS • PARALLAX SCROLLING • MESSAGING • SCREEN BOUNDS • ADVANCED COSTUME HANDLING • CONDITIONALS •
4
Cloning Learn how to make copies of enemy ships and lasers using clones. 7 Activities: 1 Intro | 1 Puzzle | 4 DIYs | 1 Quiz
• CLONING • EVENT HANDLING • SCREEN BOUNDS • PROGRAMMING CLONE BEHAVIOR • TOUCH DETECTION •
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  • Level Editor
  • Character Creator
  • Physics Engine

Requirements

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