Scratch Game
60 mins
195 points
What you need:
  • Computer/laptop

Scratch Cat and Mouse

For this game, you will play as a mouse avoid the cats while trying to get your cheese puffs.

1 - Creating a Scratch project

Go to the Scratch website and create a new project and delete the cat sprite.

2 - Creating the Mouse

For this part, we can go to the Scratch sprite library and look for the mouse sprite.

3 - Making the Mouse move

We want the mouse to move wherever our mouse pointer is. For this to happen, we can use the code below to allow the sprite to follow our mouse pointer forever.

when green flag clicked show forever go to [mouse-pointer v]

4 - Animating the Mouse

We can also use the costumes our mouse has. We can animate our mouse by switching between costumes. This will make it so that our mouse may look like it is walking or running. 

To do this, we can follow the code:

when green flag clicked forever wait (0.1) seconds next costume

5 - Creating the Cat

Since our game needs cats, we can go to the sprite library and look for the cat sprite.

Later on, we will be making clones of this cat.

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