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Platform Peril

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Activity Details

In this block-coding tutorial, students will create and customize their own platformer game using the Tynker Level Editor and Arcade Maker. Students follow a step-by-step tutorial to design their own playable game. Friendly drag-and-drop tools make it simple to add new platforms, villains, and more. Advanced students can add new levels, or even a boss battle!

Teacher Notes

Students will use their creativity and coding skills to create a fun, playable game in the style of Super Mario. When they're done with this tutorial, encourage them to get creative. Students can add new levels, new powerups, or even new moves for their hero.

Teacher Guide


CCSS-ELA: RI.3.7, RF.3.4, RF.3.4.A, SL.3.1, RF.4.4.A, RF.1.4.A, RF.4.4, SL.4.1, RF.5.4.A, RF.5.4, SL.5.1, RI.6.4, RI.6.7, SL.6.1, SL.7.1, SL.8.1
CCSS-Math: MP.1
CSTA: 1B-AP-11, 1B-AP-12, 1B-AP-15, 2-AP-16
CS CA: 3-5.AP.10, 3-5.AP.13, 3-5.AP.14, 3-5.AP.17, 6-8.AP.10, 6-8.AP.16
ISTE: 1.c, 1.d, 4.d, 5.c, 5.d, 6.b

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Grades 3-8
Programming language Tynker Blocks
Experience Beginner
Activity type DIY Project
Length 50 mins
Runs on: Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Edge (20+) browser
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