Computer Coding Games for Kids

Computer Coding Games for Kids : A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Building Your Own Computer Games

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Get coding and build your own computer games with this simple visual guide, which makes coding for kids a doddle. Just follow the numbered steps to build eight crazy games with the Scratch programming language.

Create single and multiplayer games, platformers, mazes, brainteasers, races, and more. All you need is a desktop or laptop computer and an internet connection to download Scratch. Essential coding and computer science concepts are explained along the way as you build, test, and customize each game.

As well as teaching beginners how to code in Scratch, the book supports STEM education goals by showing readers how to plan and design projects, test and improve prototypes, reason logically, communicate ideas, and think creatively - all while creating games to play with friends and family.

DK's computer coding books are full of fun exercises with expert guidance, making them the perfect introductory tools for building vital skills in computer programming.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 192 x 238 x 17mm | 628g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Approx 500 images
  • 0241209730
  • 9780241209738
  • 16,408

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Table of contents

1: Computer games

2: What makes a good game?
3: Atmosphere
4: Types of games
5: How coding works

2: Getting started

1: Introducing Scratch
2: Getting Scratch
3: Scratch Tour

3: Star Hunter

1: How to build Star Hunter

4: Cheese Chase

1: How to build Cheese Chase

5: Circle Wars

1: How to build Circle Wars

6: Jumpy Monkey

1: How to build Jumpy Monkey

7: Doom on the Broom

1: How to build Doom on the Broom

8: Dog's Dinner

1: How to build Dog's Dinner

9: Glacier Race

1: How to build Glacier Race

10: Tropical Tunes

1: How to build Tropical Tunes

11: What next?

1: Remixing and beyond
2: Better Scratch
3: The next level
4: Jobs making games

5: Have fun!
12: Glossary and index

1: Glossary
2: Index
3: Acknowledgements
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About Carol Vorderman

Carol Vorderman, one of Britain's best known and loved TV personalities, feels passionately about the value of education. Carol joined forces with DK in 1999 to become DK's Education Champion and has helped them to build the bestselling "Made Easy" series, which includes topics in maths, English, and science and technology. She has also encouraged parents and their teenage children to work together in the "Help Your Kids" series, which includes Help Your Kids With Maths, Help Your Kids With English, and Help Your Kids With Music. Versatile as ever, Carol has also provided an accessible and fun entry into the world of computer programming with Computer Coding Projects For Kids.
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