How to make the classic arcade game Space Invaders using Scratch

A set of structured animated tutorials lasting approximately three hours that show your students how to program this classic arcade game. We show your pupils exactly how to make this style of game, one that they and their friends can actually play! They do this using Scratch, a programming environment designed especially for students. you can use these videos in the classroom for lessons, for cover work, in computer clubs, for homework or for self-study.


Part 1 - Introduction     space1
Part 2 - Getting started
Part 3 - Backgrounds
Part 4 - Setting up the gun
Part 5 - Adding the buildings
Part 6 - Adding the space ships
Part 7 - Bullets from the gun
Part 8 - More on the gun's bullets
Part 9 - Keeping score
Part 10 - Bullets from the ship
Part 11 - More on the ship's bullets
Part 12 - Sounds and testing
Part 13 - Three lives
Part 14 - The first alien
Part 15 - Alien movement
Part 16 - Switching directions
Part 17 - Alien speed
Part 18 - When aliens land
Part 19 - Bullets from the alien
Part 20 - Ending the game
Part 21 - Copying aliens and bullets
Part 22 - The second row of aliens
Part 23 - The third row of aliens
Part 24 - Removing bugs  

Please note that there are various resources for making the games using the free Scratch tutorial videos. These include backgrounds, sprites, sounds, versions of each game at various stages and the final game. These are available as a free download to all schools and colleges who have bought a Subscription licence. You can get these resources from the Downloads section of the website, which you will see once you log in using the Download account details you are sent when a subscription is purchased.