So far, I’ve worked my way through a number of Hour of Code activities. Three of them have made it to blog post status.
It’s been so much fun.
Today, it’s a classic and dedicated to those Computer Science students that I taught. I can’t think of a year when I didn’t have a student or group of student want to write their own version of Pac-man. Even today, the name just conjures up visions of business success for the developers and distributors. It’s still a fan favourite and you can find all kinds of places to play it online. But, wouldn’t you like to create your own? Have you ever wanted to make a version that was better than everyone else?
You can at the AgentCube implementation here, courtesy of University of Colorado Boulder, Pädagogische Hochschule FHNW, and Agent Cube.
The tutorial is a short trip through a Google Slides presentation. Many of the slides have opportunity to learn more about the steps covered. Or, you can just OK your way through and have a starter game of Pac-man created for you.
Minimalist is correct. It’s still a challenging game and the little slider that goes from turtle to rabbit lets you adjust your game according to your skill level.
Then, it’s time to look under the hood and make it your own.
There are an abundance of tools to work with the objects in your game.
A few drag and drops and you’re on the way to making the game yours.
If you or your students enjoy the classics and have this desire to make your own custom version, this one is for you.