Doodle Jump

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Course: Recreating the Doodle Jump video game with Scratch

  • Ages 8 - 13
  • Grades 3 - 8
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Course description

Students will program the mechanics of the Doodle Jump video game. Students must help their alien jump as high as possible in order to reach different platforms. They must keep jumping and try to register the highest score that they can before falling to the bottom. Students will continue the path of working with and understanding variables, control statements, and other structures within game development.

Opening Video

Learning Objectives

  • Physics simulation – see how your code affects the doodler
  • Get more familiar with forever loops and if then statements
  • More practice with variables
  • Random generation – where will blocks spawn next?

This course includes:

  • 48 minutes on-demand video
  • 9 Lessons
  • Access from all devices
  • 2 Quizzes included in lesson plan

No prior experience is required.

List of tools needed:

-Computer with access to the internet.
-Windows-based computer, Mac OS, or Chromebook .
-Basic knowledge of using a computer keyboard and mouse.
-Google Chrome as the web browser
-Scratch account created through

Computer Minimum Requirements:

Officially supported browsers: Desktop
Chrome (63+)
Edge (15+)
Firefox (57+)
Safari (11+)
Internet Explorer is NOT supported.

Mobile Chrome (63+)
Mobile Safari (11+)

Memory Requirements:

Scratch will run in most current web browsers on desktops and laptops. You can view projects on mobile phones, but currently you are not able to create or edit projects on phones.

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