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5. Add-Ons

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Congratulations on coding today’s computer science project, But the fun isn’t over!

Computer scientists often continue to work on projects after the basic programming is in place, to make them more original and interesting. Now, you get the chance to do the same with add-ons. This screencast will explain the add-ons you can choose to customize your project..

Just like in the main screencasts for this project, watch the screencast first to learn how to build the add-on, then try programming it on your own. To get started, simply click on one of the add-on choices after you watch this screencast.

In “Make Your Own Music,” you can create your own music to play in the game.

Make your game longer in “Add Another Cave” by designing and coding more cave sprites.

Up the difficulty level in “No More Gliding” by removing the ability to hold the spacebar.

In “Dangerous Cave Walls,” make the sprite explode if it touches the walls of the cave.

In “Add Another Level,” program the game to speed up every time a player wins.

And finally, add a key that lets the bird dive down to fall faster in “Dive.”

Before you start playing around with these add-ons, though, save a copy of your base project. Computer scientists often save copies of their projects before they tinker with them, to ensure that they can always return to a working version of their code. To save a copy, go to “file” and select “save as a copy.”

Once you have done that, take some time to explore the add-ons that interest you. If you want to continue to create and explore after today’s club is over, you can access Scratch and CS First from any computer that has access to the internet. Have fun creating, customizing, and making this project your own!

Choose an Add-On
Make Your Own Music
Add a drum beat and background music to your game.
Add Another Cave Section
Design a new cave sprite with black edges and add it to your game.
Make the Game Harder
Make the player press the spacebar over and over to keep the sprite in flight.
Dangerous Cave Walls
Make the player sprite explode when it touches the walls of the cave.
Add Another Level
Create additional game levels that get faster and harder as the player progresses.
Dive!
Make the sprite dive, or move down faster than it falls.
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Instructions
  1. Choose an Add-On, and click "watch" to learn how to build it.
  2. Once you finish one Add-On, try another one below the video!