Episode 23 – Making games with Flash, Node.js and Scratch

Iain talks about his upcoming game Super Gun Kids, and Seb reveals how he fooled the entire internet with his latest multi-user game.

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Music: Iain dragged some loops onto the timeline in Sony Acid Music.

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5 Responses to Episode 23 – Making games with Flash, Node.js and Scratch

  1. Hi guys,
    Great podcast as usual – I was interested to hear Iain’s reaction to Scratch and I thought you might be interested in knowing about the Stencyl app that takes the “drag & drop” approach used in Scratch and uses it to create flash apps (and now iOS and Android apps as well).

    http://www.stencyl.com/

    Regards
    Jon…

  2. Jean-Christophe Nicolas says:

    Hey! Ill have Ians free ticket please for reasons to be Appy..
    On another level .. I really think that processing is a great vehicle to learn coding – because more conventional methods teach ‘conventional ideas’ like building an address book with arrays. Whereas – being told from the start that you can do almost anything and be shown how wild you are allowed to think via ‘art like’ examples – fuels that creativity and ignites a passion to achieve it.

  3. John Stout says:

    It’s always worth having a look at BYOB (byob.berkeley.edu) when thinking about using Scratch to teach programming. It’s compatible with Scratch but allows functiomal programming, defining your own blocks, defining procedures, functions, even control structures, e.g., if you want an [unless () do []] you can do it in BYOB. The developers are writing the next version in Javascript for use in HTML5 browsers. I hope RaspberryPi are going to include it rather than the basic Scratch. Berkeley use it to teach computer science to non-computer science students.

  4. Simon says:

    I can’t wait for the next one!

  5. ja says:

    Hey, I was going to recommend BYOB and saw that Mr. Stout beat me to it.

    With BYOB you can make recursive blocks and do some interesting things with Lambda and Higher Order Functions. Berkeley put the class “cs10: the joy of computer programming” online.

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