1Leaf Me Alone!: Scratch Basics

Scratch is neat tool for making animations, games, and movies. In this book, we’ll focus on making games, so our projects will be playful and interactive. Scratch is mostly self-contained: for example, if you need a character for your game, you can draw it directly in Scratch or upload an image you already have. You can also choose one of the built-in Scratch characters.

We’ll use Scratch’s simple, block-based programming language to code the interactive parts of our game. Scratch uses a system of blocks that represent different functions. They snap together like puzzle pieces into complete lines of code.

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