Block Coding My First Game on Makecode Arcade-L2 05

Block Coding My First Game on Makecode Arcade-L2 05

*Time is a minimum time estimate and creativity is difficult to limit this way

This lesson introduces students to the basics of block coding as they create your first game using Makecode Arcade.

Scroll down for a pre-task to get you thinking, notes on how to succeed and then the main activity slides where you’ll find step-by-step instructions.

By creating our own games, you're not just consuming content, you're creating it. You're learning how to bring our ideas to life, which is a skill you can use in many different areas.

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Digital and meta skills


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Let's think Video Games

Know how to succeed

Learning Intentions

- You are learning to code using blocks. - You are learning to create a game using Makecode Arcade.

Success Criteria

- You can create a character and an enemy for my game. - You can program the movements and interactions of my characters. - You can share and explain my game to others.

Hints and tips

1. Don't rush - take your time to understand how each block works. 2. Test your game often to make sure everything is working as expected. 3. Don't be afraid to experiment and try different things.

Main activity


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