- Devote entire session to game production workshop (with 5 mins for confirming LNG/Individual tasks)
Share Pippa’s example projects with those who need something to get them started.
EP404 Session 7 Computing Part III
MATCHING GAME WORKSHOP
LNG TASK (REMINDER)
We asked you to:
Design a simple matching game for young children.
1. First come up with a concept for the game (e.g. match the labels
to the pictures of animals, using audio narration for pre-readers).
2. Then, working on paper, plan out the functionality of the game.
3. Work out what media resources will be needed (i.e.
4. Write some pseudo code (e.g. a flow chart) as a group to begin
to work out how you will code the game.
You will each create a version of this game, starting in the session
next week and then completing as an individual follow up task before
the following session.
1. Remind yourself of the design for your matching game.
2. Create the media assets needed for your game (i.e. sprites,
3. Program your game so that it works as designed.
4. Finished early? Make you game even better!
5. Not finished by end of session? Complete the game as part
of your individual follow-up task.
6. Make sure you have shared your game in the Scratch
community so others can see it and post feedback.
If you get stuck and need something to help
you get started, try working through this
There is an accompanying video to help too.
This example builds on the one above and
shows how you can change the backdrop
when a specific condition is met.
1. If you haven’t been able to complete your game during
today’s session you will need to do so asap as part of your
independent work this coming week. Make sure you share the
finished game so your LNG can see it.
2. Keep developing your understanding of how to program
interactive projects in Scratch. Set yourself challenges to help
focus your learning.
1. View the games produced by the other members of your LNG
(use the Scratch Profiles doc on the EP404 blog to help you
2. Leave feedback for all of the members of your LNG.
3. What can you learn from the games that your LNG have
produced? Use the ‘See Inside’ feature so you can learn from