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Game On B

Posted: August 13th, 2019, 3:56 pm
by Adi1008
Game On B: This event will determine a team's ability to design and build an original computer game using the program Scratch incorporating the scientific theme provided to them by the supervisor.

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Game On Test Exchange 2019

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Re: Game On B

Posted: October 16th, 2019, 6:08 pm
by Dwu1011
How do you guys practice Game On? Do you just make lots of games.

Re: Game On B

Posted: October 17th, 2019, 1:04 pm
by LittleMissNyan
Dwu1011 wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 6:08 pm
How do you guys practice Game On? Do you just make lots of games.
Ok so Game On actually uses quite a bit of planing before the event - typically people figure out a template game of sorts beforehand that ticks the boxes on the rubric, so knowing both the game and rubric is a must. At the start of the event one person sets up the game (create and make blank sprites, backdrops, the simpler costumes, etc.) while the other person plans out how the theme is going to fit into the game and what it's going to look like. Practice with your partner who's going to do what and how to make your game so you aren't winging it (like we did our first competition).
Also knowing how to use Scratch is pretty much a given, so PRACTICE

Re: Game On B

Posted: October 17th, 2019, 1:09 pm
by Kyky
Dwu1011 wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 6:08 pm
How do you guys practice Game On? Do you just make lots of games.
I don't think it's super beneficial to make a complete game every single time you practice. My partner and I preferred practicing individually on our parts and revising our code separately and then doing a complete game once every two weeks to see what is new.

Re: Game On B

Posted: October 22nd, 2019, 11:54 am
by Ethanscioly
So, in case anybody is interested, created a Scratch studio where you can put any Game On tests or recreations.
Here's the link if you'd like to join:
https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/25297339/

It doesn't have a profile picture yet but I'm working on making one

Re: Game On B

Posted: October 25th, 2019, 8:57 am
by hmmm
LittleMissNyan wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Dwu1011 wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 6:08 pm
How do you guys practice Game On? Do you just make lots of games.
Ok so Game On actually uses quite a bit of planing before the event - typically people figure out a template game of sorts beforehand that ticks the boxes on the rubric, so knowing both the game and rubric is a must. At the start of the event one person sets up the game (create and make blank sprites, backdrops, the simpler costumes, etc.) while the other person plans out how the theme is going to fit into the game and what it's going to look like. Practice with your partner who's going to do what and how to make your game so you aren't winging it (like we did our first competition).
Also knowing how to use Scratch is pretty much a given, so PRACTICE
and you need to practice timed, like a real competition.

Rubric

Posted: October 28th, 2019, 11:09 am
by weinhold
I remixed the scoring rubric into a more kid-friendly format.

Image

The full-resolution version is on the Scioly Game On wiki https://scioly.org/wiki/index.php/Game_On

Re: Game On B

Posted: October 28th, 2019, 12:47 pm
by sciolynewcomer
Thank you for the useful graphic.

Re: Game On B

Posted: October 28th, 2019, 1:13 pm
by GetPengu
Is there a way for you to have pre-made sprites at the event. Because last year at states I think they allowed it but I did not know. if you're allowed to then how can you get them at the competition.

Re: Game On B

Posted: October 28th, 2019, 1:17 pm
by sciolynewcomer
For folks who have participated before, what in your experience is considered to be a valid "Scientific Concept" ? The rubrics allow for 4 such concepts, with 3 points per concept for a total of 12.

In your experience which of these constitute a valid concept?

1. The user accelerates, so acceleration
2. If the autonomous sprite accelerates, would it be considered another concept or is it covered in 1 ?
3. If the user always walks on ground, can we claim 'gravity', especially if it jumps and lands back down ?
4. Speaking of the above, is 'jump' a scientific concept?
5. If the sprite shoots missile, is 'shooting' a concept?

6. In your experience what counts and what does not?

Thanks