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A game project is a project that features user interaction (gameplay). They have been one of the most popular types of projects on the Scratch Website, thus causing the word "game" to be one of the most commonly used tags.[citation needed]

While most game projects are original, some of them are emulations and parodies of popular video games (such as Super Mario Bros, Pac-Man, and Pong).

Popular Types


Main article: Scrolling (creating a scroller)

Scrollers are a kind of project where the background and objects "scroll", or move along the screen, when being scrolled up, or down. Usually, the player will stay on the same X coordinate, but often a "jumping feature" will allow the player to change their Y coordinate, upon a keyboard interaction. These projects commonly have an opposing AI, often called "enemies", and platforms, in which allows the player to travel upwards, or downwards depending on the elevation of the platform. Some examples of scripts for "Scrollers" are:

when gf clicked
set size to (500)%
if <(x position)<(Scrollx)> then

now repeat this but change the () is less than () block to a () is greater than () block and change





Main article: Platformer

A more commonly used type of game, platformers are games where the user "jumps" along the Y coordinate, or travels upwards on platforms to achieve a particular goal, often sending them to the next "level" of gameplay. Some platformers also take on the aspect of scrollers.


Main article: RPG Projects

RPG Projects are games where the user is sent to fight pieces of opposing AI, or "enemies", with preset actions to take, or "attacks" as they are commonly put. Often, one will have "companions" that will help during one of the stages of attacks.


Main article: Tycoon Projects

The goal of tycoon games is to get as much "money" or whatever currency is described in that particular game as possible. The user is usually required to buy upgrades, to advance as to get more money.


Main article: Maze

Mazes are a common form of game type projects, as they tend to be particularly easy to program. A common form of maze creation involves barriers in which if come in contact with another sprite, will send that particular sprite being controlled by the user, to the beginning of that stage of game-play. Other variations simply do not let the user go through the walls.


Main article: Pong

Pong games are games that have a platform go from left to right, hitting a ball to the top of the screen, and coming back down, but if the ball goes past the platform, the game ends, or some other penalty occurs.

Dress Up Games

Dress up games are games that are played by dressing up a character, often by clicking clothes and other items for them. Some of these games have become extremely complex and reach the front page. Other types have special buttons to click to change the clothing.

Online Multiplayer Games (Cloud)

Online multiplayer games (also known as MMO) are games that utilize the Cloud feature to allow people from different devices to play with each other. The idea of being able to play with other people online makes this a popular selection. However, since Cloud can only be used by Scratchers, New Scratchers and guests cannot play these games with other people. MMO games can even be made from other popular game types.

Cat and Mouse

Main article: Cat and Mouse

Cat and Mouse games are a simple type of game that requires constant pursuit and near captures by a sprite to the mouse cursor, based off how a cat hunts mice in real life.

Icon Makers

Icon makers are games that include customizing a character according to the user's liking. They can be human icon makers, non-human animal icon makers or something completely different like decorating a Christmas tree or wreath. These games have become popular and often reached the front page.

Cooking/Baking Games

Another type of interactive game is a baking game. In these kinds of games, the maker gives the user a set of instructions which are to be followed to complete making the item. These games are often quite tricky and are very complex. These games mostly include interactive codes, animations and scrollers too.

Clicker Games

Main article: How to Make a Clicker Game

Clicker games are a type of game where a user clicks an object to get a currency. The player then can buy objects to boost currency gain.In some, when the user gains enough of the currency, they can prestige and buy special upgrades.


Main article: How to Make an Endless Runner

Runners, or Endless Runners, are a type of game where the player jumps over obstacles that scrolls along the x axis. The game normally ends when the player hits an object. The player is normally given a score. In some, objects move faster the further the player goes.


Main article: Sandbox

A sandbox project allows the user to change the environment. Several types of sandbox projects exist, but sandbox games typically involve changing the physical structure of an environment. Using different types of building materials, the player is able to build structures with their creativity.






Pong Games

MMO Games

Icon Makers

Cooking/Baking Games

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