Mark Maher's Scratch Journal Entry
Scratch is a great program. It is wonderful that programming is being brought to the masses in a relatively easy to use format. However, I worry that Scratch will remain an amateur's tool, given that it is not compatible with all programs (i.e. it must be zipped to be upload onto the wiki). Also, I found it a little bit difficult to create a game. I had a lot of ideas for games, but I could figure out how to make it happen. I wonder if it might be best to create a help file with templates for different types of games (i.e. role playing, fighter, shoot'em-up, etc.). I ended up creating an animation instead. All in all, this was a very positive experience for myself. I have always been afraid of computer programming, thinking that it was too complicated and over my head. I'm glad I got the chance to try this out.
- nesson here: the race is rigged!b