We just wrapped up the 8-week Coding Kids block for Term 3 at Ashgrove State School. Years 5-6 had their Demo Day (Demo Day is short for demonstration day and is the term used in Startup Accelerators when Startups demonstrate their end product at the end of the Accelerator program) and the students presented their favourite computer game that they made this term.

Students were invited to ask the presenters questions about their game: how they built particular features, what they would do next if they had more time, whether they thought about doing things in another way.

At the end of the presentations we asked the students voted for the #1 computer game. Eight teams or individuals presented a total of 10 computer games, with two students presenting two computer games each.

Students were able to volunteer themselves to present their computer games. These are the computer games in order of their presentations.

Undertale

by Tom

Game description: You are the skeleton. You have to reach the black and red object on the right of the screen and avoid the falling scary faces.

How to improve the game: add more levels, make each level progressively harder.

Link: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/117970480/

 

Maze Runner

by Anakin

Game description: You have to move the ball through the maze to reach the red finish line before the timer runs out.

How the game developer will further develop the game: make it harder, add more levels.

Link: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/117530834/

 

The Idiot Test

by Joe

Game description: Quiz game that is designed to trick the player, the questions get progressively harder.

How to improve the game: Add more challenges to the quiz.

Link: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/112522998/

 

Music!

by Joe

Game description: Play various musical instruments to make music. Costumes change when instruments are played.

How to improve the game: Add more instruments.

Link: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/119627136/

 

NyanCat pen draw

by Josh

Game description: Draw with rainbow pen, keyboard press controls that draw various shapes, stamps forever, re-centres the sprite.

How the game developer will further develop the game: More shapes including loop the loop.

Link:  not shared

 

Family Feud Single Player

by Eoin

Game description: Survey data was collected from Eoin’s class. There are six categories and in each category there are the top six responses. The player selects a category e.g. superheroes, then has to guess the top six superheroes that were the highest survey responses. Three strikes and you’re out.

How the game developer will further develop the game: To create a two team game with four players per team.

Link: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/119293197/

 

Uniwhale

by Eoin

Game description: Uniwhale has to collect as many watermelons as possible and avoid the enemy animals. There are multiple levels to win. The final level is to avoid the mother Uniwhale for 30 seconds.

How the game developer will further develop the game: –

Link: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/108678827/

 

Soccer Time!!!!!!!!!

by Max

Game description: This is a two player game in which the players want to catch as many white and yellow soccer balls as possible whilst avoiding the red soccer balls. The winner is the player with the most points.

How the game developer will further develop the game: –

Link: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/116589184/

 

Dragon

by Paul

Game description: This is a two player game. One player controls the dragon that wants to get the prince. The other player is the wizard that has to protect the prince from the dragon.

How the game developer will further develop the game:

Link: not shared

 

Fast and furious limited taco edition

by Sasha and Lila

Game description: As a player you control the cat and have to avoid the poison tacos. Or it’s game over.

How the game developer will further develop the game: stop sprites from moving when game is over

Link: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/117531577/

At the end of the presentations the class voted for their favourite game. And the winner is …  drum roll … The Idiot Test by Joe.  Well done Joe and to the whole class! You all did an amazing job making your games and presenting them. We look forward to seeing you next term as you develop more creative games.