Basket Pong by Maggie Green
Project Notes: Part 1
I used a laptop and the program Scratch to design my game. First, I learned how to use Scratch with a tutorial. Then, I adapted and changed a game. My game was adapted from Pong Starter by Natalie. I added new behaviors, sound effects, background music, and new graphics. This game is similar to one that I like. It helps your eyes and your hands work together better. I have a family member that has MS and I think it would help him with his hand and eye coordination.
Project Notes: Part 2
After the first school tech fair, I looked at the rubric with the judge's notes and her advice was to add levels and a way to keep score. I looked at many games and did not manage to find one with levels or score codes that I could understand. So I asked Dr. Mete at Georgia Southern University to help me. He showed me how to use the data code "variable" to add scores. Then I figured out how to make levels by changing the ball color when the score goes over five and then when the score goes over ten. I used a combination of events, control and operators to do this.
Project Notes: Part 3
I took the judge's advice from the regional competition, (basically something I already wanted to do). Their advice was "Make a way to show the player that he or she was on the next level besides the ball just changing color." First, I made two duplicates of my first background. Second, I added 1, 2, and 3 to the basketball goal. Third, I created a script that said that each background changes whenever the score is over 5 and then again after 10.