Scratch Arcade Game Studio Wk 2

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2014 Summer Program

Enrollment limited to 12 seats.

Once, video games were played on refrigerator-sized cabinets. You could find them lined up in rows in video arcades, one or two in every pizzeria and barber shop. Things have come a long way from those days. Eugene Jarvis, the creator of such classic games as Defender, Robotron, and SmashTV, among others, recently said that “video games are ubiquitous now. From arcade to console to PC to smartphones to Facebook… they are just everywhere. […] Now anyone can make their own game and put it out there. It’s a massive avalanche of opportunities. Wide open.”

Learn Scratch, MIT's web-based programming language that allows you to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art - and share your creations on the web. We will pay tribute to yesterday’s hits by breaking them down into their component art, sounds, and mechanics - and building something new. We can make them bigger, harder, better.

You will need an e-mail address (either your own or a parent's) in order to share your work online. Or, you can bring your project home on a USB drive or CD.

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