Game Lab: Intro To Drawing

Game Lab: Intro To Drawing


I’m Amara. I’m a student at Dartmouth
College and I love to code and dance. People always thought I was good with
technical stuff, with computers and phones and then I did Girls Who Code and
yeah seeing other girls interested and realizing that it was more accessible
than I think I thought was a good gateway into computer science. Welcome to Game Lab! Game Lab is a tool that let’s you draw pictures, design animations, and build your own games with code. To create these animations and games you’ll be
learning and using the programming language JavaScript. Game Lab is designed
with the beginning programmer in mind, but it also includes many powerful
features to help you bring your creations to life. Let’s get started! In game lab, you can add lines of code to your programs by dragging blocks out
from the toolbox and snapping them together. Then click the ‘Run’ button to
see the result. The output of the program will show up on the left in the display area. If you prefer, you can also type the commands yourself. Either way, you write your code you can always flip between block mode and text mode. In fact, you can work in text mode and drag blocks out to insert the text. If you make an error, you can use the blocks as a way to check if it’s the right command. If you want to
get rid of a line of code, just drag the block off the screen. You can also delete
it from the text. To start out, you’ll be drawing with simple shapes like rectangles and ellipses. That’s a fancy name for an oval. To change where shapes show up on the screen, you can change the numbers given to each command. The first two numbers set the position of the shape. The last two numbers change the size. Let’s check out an example where we want
to move our rectangle down the screen and then make it wider. In Game Lab, the ‘X’
and ‘Y’ position starts at the top left corner. If we want to move the rectangle down the screen, we actually need to increase the ‘Y’ value. To make the
rectangle wider, we’ll also need to increase its width Learning how to use
new commands doesn’t have to be trial and error. If you hover over any of the
blocks, you can read more about how to use it and see detailed examples of each
command. I don’t know what I want to do after college, but I know that computer science will give me a lot of opportunities to work in many different
industries which is why I like it so much.

4 thoughts on “Game Lab: Intro To Drawing

  1. Which Language is Use in This ??

  2. Oh this is so cool!

  3. lol

  4. Oh yeah yeah

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