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arrow_back Make the Game Harder


Right now, the easiest way to play this game is to hold down the spacebar to make the bird glide up and down. Many side-scrolling games don’t allow the user to hold down a key though, and instead require them to press a key over and over to keep a sprite in flight. This makes for a much more challenging game!

To prevent the player from holding down the spacebar, add a “wait until” block, a “not” block, and a “key space pressed” block to your program.

This block combination reads: Adding this block to the “when space key pressed” event will ensure that the space bar key works once, but can’t be run again until the user stops pressing the spacebar.

Try it out!

Hmm - this looks like it works, but it’s really hard to move the bird up. Try putting something larger in the “change y by” block instead.

Now try it out!

Much better!

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.
Make the sprite dive, or move down faster than it falls.
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