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