Summary: If you are interested in creating or sharing a game, Scratch is one of the best platforms to use. It is a free programming language and online community where you can create and share interactive stories, games, and animations. In this article, we will guide you on how to post a game on Scratch.
1. Creating a Scratch account
The first step to posting a game on Scratch is creating an account. You can visit scratch.mit.edu and sign up for free. Once you have created an account, you can now start creating your game by clicking on the “Create” button that is usually located at the top of the screen.
2. Designing a game
Now that you have created an account, it’s time to design your game. Start by selecting a background and designing sprites (characters) that will be part of your game. To create a sprite, click on the “New Sprite” button and select either a pre-designed sprite or create your own from scratch.
Once you have designed your sprite, you can program its actions using block coding. Block coding is a drag-and-drop system that allows you to code without typing any text. Scratch has a lot of pre-designed blocks that you can use to give your sprite actions such as moving, jumping, and interacting with other sprites.
3. Testing your game
After designing your game, it’s essential to test it to make sure it works correctly. Click on the “See inside” button, test your game by clicking on the green flag, which should make all sprites move or carry out their actions. If there are any errors, go back to the “Design” interface and correct them.
4. Saving your game
Once your game is complete, tested and working, you can save it. Click on “File” and select save to ensure that your game is saved, and you can come back later to work on it.
5. Sharing your game
After saving your game, the next step is to share it with others. There are three options to share your scratches game listed on the scratch website right-hand sidebar; they are Share Your Scratch Game Online, Download Your Scratch Game, and Share the Scratch Game Offline.
6. Share Your Scratch Game Online
If you want to Share Your Scratch Game online, click “Share” in the top right corner, fill out a description for your game that includes its title, instructions, credits, and the target audience. Then click “Share Project” to publish your game.
7. Download Your Scratch Game
If you want to upload your game to another platform like your blog or your own website, click on “Download” to download the game. A dialogue box will appear asking you to save the file in your desired location on your computer. After saving the file on your computer, you can now use it in any way you prefer.
8. Share the Scratch Game Offline
Sharing your scratch game offline means saving a copy of your game to removable media like a USB drive or burning onto a DVD; you can then share the game with others either by mailing the removable media or handing it over directly.
Posting a game on Scratch is easy and straightforward. It is a simple process that involves creating an account, designing a game using sprites and block coding, testing, saving, and sharing your game with others. By following the above steps, you can post your game on Scratch and enjoy playing and sharing it with others.