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In this video you'll create a variable to hold the player's score, and program the enemies to clone each time a point is scored.

Variables store information like numbers and letters.

Once a value is stored in a variable you can add to it, subtract from it, and use it in many different places while only needing to update the variable in one spot.

To start, click on your player sprite, click make a variable.

Name the variable something that makes sense for your program.

This example names it score.

Then, select the option to make the variable for all sprites.

Now that you've created a place to store the score, you need a way to add it.

The player will get a point if the sprite touches the finish line.

To make that happen, go to the control menu and select an if statement.

Then, click the sensing menu, adding touching condition and change the value to finish line.

Now this reads, "If touching finish line, then--" If the sprite touches the finish line the score should go up by one point.

Add a change score by one block to the if statement.

To make the sprite check if it's touching the finish line for the entire game, adding one flat clicked block to the top of the code, then, from control, add a forever loop.

Test your code.

Cool, the score variable goes up by one when the player touches the finish line.

To reset the score at the start of the game, add a set score to zero block to the beginning of the stack.

Try the game now.

There's a bug in the code.

There are enemies on the stage, but they don't stop the player from getting to the finish line.

To fix this, program the sprite to stop moving if it touches the finish line or if it's touching the enemy.

To do that, add an or operator to to the repeat until block, and add a touching block.

Change the drop down to your enemy in the touching block.

This statement now reads, "When space key pressed, "repeat moving forward until touching "the finish line or touching the enemy, "then go back to the start."

Test this.

Cool, a lot of games start out easy to paly and get more difficult as the game goes on.

To make this game get harder as it's played, start the game with one enemy and clone the enemy each time the player scores a point.

Click control and place a create clone block after the change score by one block.

In the drop down menu select the name of the enemy.

Then, select the enemy sprite and remove a repeat block so that only one clone is created at the beginning of the game.

Test your code now.

Great, a new enemy clone appears each time you score a point.

Ask your neighbor to try your game and see how many points they can score.

Now it's your turn.

Create a score variable, then program the sprite to earn a point then stop moving when it touches the finish line.

Program the sprite to stop moving if it touches an enemy, and make your game harder by creating an enemy clone each time a point is scored.

Instructions

  1. Create a "score" variable for the player sprite.
  2. Use an if statement to add to the "score" variable.
  3. Add a "when green flag clicked" block and a forever loop to make the condition always happen after the flag is clicked.
  4. Add a "set score to 0" block to fix the bug that keeps the score from resetting.
  5. Make the new sprite bounce around the stage.