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Undersea Arcade Project

Program a top-down arcade game with any theme you choose in this Hour of Code activity! Add bad guys and a good guy, as well as cool special effects.

Activity Details

Make your own top-down arcade game. Start by programming the fish to move up and down when the arrow keys are pressed, then code the sharks to swim across the screen. You'll personalize the game by adding custom assets for the hero, the villain, and the background. Your game could be set at the beach, in the forest, or even in outer space!

Teacher Notes

In this Hour of Code™ tutorial, students learn how to build a top-down arcade game using visual programming blocks.

Teacher Guide


CCSS-ELA: 3.RI.3, 4.RI.3, 3.RI.5, 3.RF.4, 4.RF.4, 3.L.4
CSTA: L1:3.CT.1, L1:6.CT.1, L1:6.CPP.1, L1:6.CPP.5, L1:6.CPP.6

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Grades 5-8
Programming language Tynker Blocks, JavaScript, Python
Experience Intermediate
Activity type DIY Project
Length 30 mins
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