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Scratch 2.0 Game Development HOTSHOT by Sergio van Pul, Jessica Chiang

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Chapter 1. Blowing Things Up!

Scratch is a fun-to-use program that teaches you about animating, programming, and building games. You already know this because you have been making simple games with Scratch for a while, and now you want to learn more. This project will use some of the most important Scratch tools and explain some basic game programming principles.

Mission briefing

We will make an artillery game. You might know this type of game from the very popular Angry Birds series, but this is actually a very old concept, dating back to the earliest computers. It was an obvious choice for imaginative programmers to turn military calculations into a game, because computers were originally used to calculate missile trajectories.

Why is it awesome? ...

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