Make Your Own Video Games!: With Puzzlescript, Scratch, And Twine by Anna AnthropyMake Your Own Video Games!: With Puzzlescript, Scratch, And Twine by Anna Anthropy

Make Your Own Video Games!: With Puzzlescript, Scratch, And Twine

byAnna Anthropy

Paperback | January 1, 2035

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Making video games is a great way to express yourself, tell a funny or spooky story, and, of course, entertain your friends! Best of all, you don’t need fancy computer skills to create games—just this handy book and a few free online tools are enough to begin your game-making journey.

Make Your Own Video Games! is a kid-friendly guide to digital game development that shows you how to use Twine, Puzzlescript, and Scratch to create interactive stories, adorable turn-based puzzles, and multi-level games to share with your friends. The author gives you an inside look at games and breaks them down step-by-step, leaving you with a clear understanding of what goes into making a functional and exciting game.

Along the way, you’ll learn how to:
-Make interactive fiction by building a Twine-based story where the player navigates a creepy haunted house
-Create cute and challenging puzzles with Puzzlescript, like one that has the player herd cats!
-Make dynamic action games with Scratch to challenge your friends, like Weird Bug Chowdown
-Use level design to tell a story, teach gameplay, and surprise your player
-Create sound effects and music
-Personalize your game with funky colors and effects using CSS

The book ends with a series of challenges designed to take your game design skills to the next level, like creating a two-player game or building your own controller.

Everyone has their own story to share, and making games is a fun way to tell yours. With this book as your guide, you’ll be creating your own cute, weird, silly, scary, and tricky games in no time.
Anna Anthropy is a game creator and game historian. She is the author of four books, including Rise of the Videogame Zinesters, a guide to game design that encourages aspiring developers from all backgrounds to create games and contribute their unique voice to the video game industry.
Title:Make Your Own Video Games!: With Puzzlescript, Scratch, And TwineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 2035Publisher:No Starch PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1593277946

ISBN - 13:9781593277949


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Everyone can make games
Chapter 2: Introducing Twine!
Chapter 3: Advanced Twinery
Chapter 4: Puzzlescript
Chapter 5: Level Design
Chapter 6: Advanced Puzzlescript
Chapter 7: Scratch
Chapter 8: Advanced Scratchcraft
Chapter 9: Sound design for free
Chapter 10: Game design challenges