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    7 Easy-Peasy Games For Beginners To Create On Scratch

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    Games for Beginners to Try and Create On Scratch
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    It’s the era of online games where all you have to do is to log in to a website and enjoy gaming for as long as you want. Game developers are in much demand because of this, and so pursuing a career in this field is a gold mine. 

    If you are interested in a game-developing career, you have heard of Scratch. Whether a kid or an adult, anyone can program excellent games on Scratch. Stats indicate that 12-year-olds are the most dominant age group on Scratch. This blog discusses some quick and easy games beginners can develop on Scratch. 

    Keep scrolling to learn which games you can try to create on Scratch as a complete beginner!

    What Is Scratch? 

    What Is Scratch

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    Scratch is a programming language platform that allows game developers to create games using its block-based coding system. It is a great place for novices to start developing games, as it uses a drag-and-drop interface that is quite simple and convenient. Apart from creating your own games, you can also alter the code of certain games on Scratch and create new game variations. There are several interactive and fun games that you can develop using this platform. 

    Recommended Reading: Top 5 Scratch Project Ideas for Kids

    Top Easy Games You Can Create on Scratch 

    Here are the top 7 easy games you can create on the Scratch platform. 

    1. Maze Game

    Maze Game

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    If you are new to game development on Scratch, maze games are the ideal place to begin. The first step is to create a maze using built-in tools and features on the platform. Then you can use the blocks on Scratch to navigate a sprite through the maze using programming. Once the basic structure is done, you can add extra features, difficulty levels, and more using your creativity. 

    2. Racing Game

    Racing Game

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    Another popular game genre on Scratch that can be made with simple controls and graphics is a racing game. For example, you can design a racetrack using drawing tools and generate sprites for the player’s car and other components. Further, you can use the Scratch blocks to program the car’s movement, collision detection, and win/lose circumstances. 

    3. Quiz Game

    Quiz Game

    If you wish to make your game both entertaining and educational, quiz games are the go-to option for you. Using a variety of sprites for questions and their respective answers, you can use the in-built drawing tools for designing a quiz game. To make the game more engaging, include features like hints, time limits, and other similar ideas. 

    4. Memory Game 

    Memory Game

    Do you intend to challenge the memory skills of players? How about creating an interactive memory game on Scratch? By building a grid of cards with various images or numbers using the drawing tools on Scratch, you can make a memory game. Then, you can program the cards to flip when clicked and to check for matches when two cards are flipped using the Scratch blocks. 

    5. Pong Game

    Pong Game

    If you enjoy the arcade game of Pong, here’s an opportunity to design one on your own at Scratch. You can get started by utilizing the drawing tools to draw your own paddles, ball, and background. The paddles and ball can be given motion and collision detection using the Scratch blocks. You may make it more interesting by allowing players to maintain the score, adjusting the pace of the ball, and including various sound effects.

    6. Knife Game

     Knife Game

    A knife game is where a player aims a knife at the central point of a board, kept at a distance. Knife Game is one of the easy-to-design games on Scratch for novices. You can conveniently use the drawing board tools and design the game so that the better the aim, the higher the points for the player. Adding animation and sound effects can garner the game more popularity.

    7. Snake Game

    Snake Game

     

    The classic snake game can be recreated at Scratch using your creativity. In this game, a snake moves along the screen using direction arrows. Its length, as well as the player’s points, increases when it touches a food sprite on the way. However, the player has to be cautious that the snake doesn’t collide with its tail, which causes that particular round to terminate. 

    In a Nutshell

    These are some of the most interesting leisure games you can create on the Scratch platform, even if you are new to game development. These games are also widely popular, so you can easily add your unique ideas to make the games more engaging. 

    Scratch is the best way to hone your basic programming skills to become a successful game developer. You can start developing games as soon as you start and learn simultaneously with the help of experts. If you need professional assistance, consider joining Moonpreneur and learning about game development on Scratch with experienced faculty members.

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    Update: This article was last updated on 13th October 2023 to reflect the accuracy and up-to-date information on the page.

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    Disha Agrawal
    Editor
    1 year ago

    Yes, a Japanese pagoda can be built in Minecraft in a similar way to a temple, but you’ll need to pay attention to its unique design elements. You can use various blocks like wood, stairs, slabs, and fences to mimic the intricate roof tiers.

    1Larry
    1Larry
    11 months ago

    Yes, a Japanes pagoda can be built in Minecraft in a similar way to a temple, but you’ll need to pay attention to its unique design elements. You can use various blocks like wood, stairs, slabs, and fences to mimic the intricate roof tiers.

    Mia
    Mia
    1 year ago

    Which tools are suggested for this maze game task?

    Harry
    Harry
    8 months ago
    Reply to  Mia

    you can use built-in tools and features on the platform. 

    Helen
    Helen
    1 year ago

    My child is 5 years old and a beginner so which one out of these will be suitable for him to try first?

    Ammy
    Ammy
    1 year ago
    Reply to  Helen

    Maze game would be the easiest for a complete beginner because it has simple controls and graphics and is a racing game.

    Antony
    Antony
    11 months ago

    Scratch games look good to me but I am unsure about its objective and how will it challenge players’ skills?

    Ag gamer
    Ag gamer
    9 months ago
    Reply to  Antony

    The primary objective of creating a memory game on Scratch is to challenge and improve players’ memory skills. This type of game requires players to remember the locations of different cards or elements within the game. By flipping cards and trying to match pairs, players exercise their cognitive abilities, including memory retention and recall. This not only makes for an engaging and entertaining gaming experience but also provides a fun way to enhance one’s memory capabilities.

    Ryan Gold
    Ryan Gold
    6 months ago

    You have missed these amazing games -Clicker game and Pac-Man

    Hazel
    Hazel
    6 months ago

    How many years does it take to learn game development?

    Nilima
    Editor
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Hazel

    If you opt for the conventional path, you can expect a minimum of four years to finish a bachelor’s degree and acquire essential professional experience before entering the field as a game developer

    Lisa
    Lisa
    7 months ago

    What is the age range for Scratch?

    Nilima
    Editor
    6 months ago
    Reply to  Lisa

    Scratch is tailored for individuals between 8 and 16 years old, but it is used by people of all ages. For younger children, ScratchJr, a simplified version of Scratch designed for ages 5 to 7, is also available

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