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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.