6- Build Your Own Game

Activity Progress:

Your Instructor Carl says…

Wow, amazing!  I’m very proud of you.

You have made lots of progress with Scratch!

But we have reached the moment of truth…

Complete these requirements within your game:

  1. It must allow you to control a player with keyboard or mouse.
  2. It must have enemies or a way to score.
  3. It must have at least two variables that you create. You can use more if you want.
  4. It must play at least one sound.
  5. There must be a way to lose and there must be a way to win.


Plan your game. Don’t make anything in Scratch yet.

Draw out a few ideas in your Design Log and go with one that you are confident that you can do.

Keep it simple. Don’t make too make rules or objects that will confuse you. If you need help, just ask!

Your idea must be approved by an instructor before you start building it. We want to make sure you have the skills to do it.


Create the playable character. If you can’ t control the character, you can’t play. Figure out how you will make them move and what they can do.


Create the other objects and the world. Figure out if they will move. Then make rules on how they interact with your player.

Step 4

Create the rules and gameplay. How can a player win? How can a player lose? Is there a time limit? A score you have to reach?

We believe in you!

It’s up to you to make the game. Feel free to ask for help but this is YOUR game. We’re not going to tell you what to make.

Once you are done, upload the file for approval. Make sure you check the requirements list again before you upload.