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International Games Week – Make your own game

Celebrating International Games Week all month

To embrace this we are encouraging people to try something NEW and have a go at making their own game.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced coder, we would love you to come in and show us what you have developed.

Click here  for some information that will help if you are new to coding with Scratch.

There is plenty of instructional material to get you started on the Scratch website and we guarantee you will have a game created quicker than you think.

We in the library are also having a go and are happy to share hints and tips that we have found helpful.

 

For coding beginners, getting started can seem a little bit daunting!

There are many different programming languages to choose from and sometimes it can be difficult to choose which one to start with or which one would suit you.

Scratch is a great place to start.

Scratch

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games and animations — and even share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Python

This language is easy for anyone to learn but it is powerful too. It was used to create the special effects in the Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean films.

C++

This language is often used for making programs that need to work extremely quickly, including 3D computer games

 

JavaScript

JavaScript is used to make interactive features for websites, such as menus that fly open, text that changes, or even online games.

 

 

We also have many resources available in the library to help you start coding and develop some pretty awesome games.

Click here to access our catalogue and view the resources.

We look forward to seeing what you have created.