Itching to programme?

Someone asked yesterday how to make sprites move up and down when using Scratch. I have not done anything with Scratch for a while so I was inspired to download the latest version and give it a whirl.

Scratch logo
Scratch logo

Scratch was developed at the [W:MIT Media Lab] Lifelong Kindergarten (doesn’t that sound like a great place to work?) and it provides a simple drag & drop means of building a [W:Java applet]. These can uploaded to the Scratch website and shared with others.

If Scratch is too basic for your needs then I can commend Greenfoot which is a step closer to proper Java programming. Another option is the RunRev’s RevMedia which uses an English like language. All of these options are free.

Although there are a lot of examples with Scratch there still seems to be a need for an introduction to creating a simple game. So here it comes 🙂

My infallible guide to Scratch page will answer some if not all of your questions.

Fun time with RevWeb

Runtime Revolution is about to hit version 4 which includes a plugin to enable software created with it to be run in your web browser. Get the plug in and install it!

Here is a little guess the number test game I made awhile ago but not specifically for the web. It seems to mostly work 🙂

[Update: Does not seem to like FireFox 3.5.1 on my Mac. Works with Safari, Opera and Stainless browsers]

There is a new version of the Revolution software called revMedia with which you can create your own stuff. You will need to sign up to get the Alpha Testing version. It is FREE. It is FUN.

This could turn into an all nighter 😉