To build on our basic coding skills from last half term, we have now moved onto more challenging coding techniques. Using the ‘Hour of Code’ website, we have been learning how to program sprites (characters) to complete a variety of different tasks. We have also introduced the ‘if’ command so that these sprites react to different situations in different ways.
In order to create realistic looking games, we have also been programming non-playable characters. Using ‘loops’ we have been able to make repeat a set of commands for an infinite amount of time. To make this more realistic, we added in ‘random’ pauses, turns and steps.