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Historical Video Games

Remix these popular Scratch games to tell stories of your choice from Essex’s history. Begin by choosing a game from the arcade classics listed below, and then proceed to “remix” the game to tell a story of your choice. Scratch’s remix feature is an excellent way of showing iterative design, allowing users to customise existing code to communicate their own idea for their own project.

What is Scratch?

Scratch is a free programming software that allows children age 8-16 to create animations, interactive stories, games and music without needing to know a specific programming language.

What is Essex 2020?

Essex 2020: Year of Science and Creativity is an Essex-wide, year-long programme of activities to celebrate the role of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) in creating the future we want to live, work and learn in.

Who are Signals?

Signals is a centre for creative digital learning. We specialise in film education, digital art and use media production for social, learning and creative outcomes.

Scratch Games

Flappy Bird

Flappy Bird is a mobile game developed by Vietnamese video game artist and programmer Dong Nguyen, under his game development company dotGears. The game is a side-scroller where the player controls a bird, attempting to fly between columns of green pipes without hitting them

Pong

Pong is one of the earliest arcade video games. It is a table tennis sports game featuring simple two-dimensional graphics. The game was originally manufactured by Atari, which released it in 1972. Allan Alcorn created Pong as a training exercise assigned to him by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell.

Space Invaders 

A 1978 arcade game created by Tomohiro Nishikado. It was manufactured and sold by Taito in Japan, and licensed in the United States by the Midway division of Bally. Within the shooter genre, Space Invaders was the first fixed shooter and set the template for the shoot ’em up genre. The goal is to defeat wave after wave of descending aliens with a horizontally moving laser to earn as many points as possible.

Frogger

Frogger is a 1981 arcade game developed and published by Konami. In North America, it was published jointly by Sega and Gremlin Industries. The object of the game is to direct frogs to their homes one by one by crossing a busy road and navigating a river full of hazards.

 

Pac Man

Pac-Man is a maze arcade game developed and released by Namco in 1980. The original Japanese title of Puck Man was changed to Pac-Man for international releases as a preventative measure against defacement of the arcade machines.

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