Looking for a quick challenge of your game design skills? Let’s build snake! Snake is a simple game where you play as a snake who needs to hunt down and eat dots to get bigger, but if the snake runs into a wall its game over

#### Creating a sprite

• Go to the draw sprite menu and create a square
• You can create any design you like for your snake, the pattern will repeat so think about how it will look as it gets longer

#### Setting up the snake

• When the game starts lets centre our snake
• We’ll also add keys to control the 4 directions of our snake
• Lastly add a rule that If the snake touches the edge the game stops

#### Let’s get the snake some food

• Create a sprite you think your snake would like to eat
• Let’s make use of the go to random position block to get the food to spawn at random
• If the food spawns on the edge it isn’t fair since the snake can’t touch the edge so we’ll find a new position for it
• We can also find a fun sound to play when the snake eats the food

#### Creating a score

• If you’ve worked through some other tutorials you might be a pro at scores but heres a quick reminder
• We’ll create a variable called “Score”
• Under the snake sprite when the game starts, score is set to 0
• Going back to the food sprite, if it is touching the snake it will increase the score by 1

#### Lets test the game

• Can you move the snake correctly?
• Can you eat the food?
• Does hitting a wall stop gameplay?

#### Let’s make the snake grow

• Create a variable called clone length
• Set it equal to 0.3
• In the forever loop, create a clone of self
• Add a condition “When I start as clone”
• we’ll wait “Clone Length” seconds before deleting the clone
• Jump back over to the food sprite
• in the touching snake condition, we’ll want to change the clone length by 0.2
• These variable numbers can be changed, but it seems really small numbers make the movement look the best

#### Give the snake a head

• If you want the snake to look more like a snake, lets give it a head
• Go to draw sprite and create a matching head for your body design
• Copy the code from the body sprite and remove the parts about clones, we don’t want a hydra on our hands
• Add in a Go To Front Layer block from the looks panel to ensure the snake head is above the body

#### Test the game

• Does everything move as it should?
• Are you happy with your design?
• Any changes you’d like to make to make it even better?
• Once you’re happy with your game have a friend try it. Use two stars and a wish to see what works well and what could be even better
• Make sure to add instructions and publish your game to share your creativity with the world!