Scratch V.S Kodu
A guide to two of the world's best game making apps
By Petras Verseckas
Kodu: The Summary
Kodu is a visual programming language used to create game for all ages. Kodu is a simple way to create your own games. Kodu is a 3 dimensional coding system where you can create games.
Kodu: What does it enable you to do: Charecters
Kodu enables you to create games. You can choose from a variety of templates for your games. You can edit the templates so that you don't have to add a terrain, you can also add various characters varieing from Kodu to a balloon to a fish to a cycle; you can add nearly any character you can think of. Kodu, as the name suggests, lets you code the characters that you add. you can code the characters to do various things such as catch apples, collect coins say something to another character. You can also code some movement, eg: if cycle sees kodu he cycles away etc. eg.: Cycle- If See-- Apple--Red-- Go Towards--It>>>If Touch--Apple--Red--Eat--it.
You can also code a creature so that if the creature is eaten it dies and ends the game.
Scratch is an interactive and visual programming language which enables you to program you own stories as well as movies and simple games.
Scratch: What does it enable you to do: General
Scratch enables you to make and edit your own characters and sounds. It enables you to put a general background of the whole story or movie. There is coding involved for every movement of the scratches. for example you can code the scratch to when clicked>>say>>you caught me>>when click>>disappear. If>>space bar pressed>>appear>>restart. etc. Scratch lets you add your own characters and also edit the preinstalled ones- this enable you to add any character you want.