Appreciate a game in Scratch ways…
What Is Scratch
Scratch is a block-based programming website and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. It is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. The website is free of charge. It is extremely useful for the 21st century. It helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively which are essential skills for the 21st century.
There are 4 ways to appreciate a game in Scratch, and I will explain all of them in this post. For each way to appreciate someone, I will also add a link, so it is easily explained.
Appreciating Way 1: Favourite The Game
You can favourite someone on scratch by just clicking the star button. Also, note that you can only favourite a game if you’re logged in. You will also be able to see how many people favourited the game. This will also help you realise how popular the game is in Scratch. For more information click on this link.
Before you favourite a game, it will look like the picture below. You can see the colour of the star is grey. There is a 0 next to the star, which means no one has yet favourited the game.
After you favourite a game, it will look like the picture below. You see that there are 2 differences.
- There is a different colour. Previously the colour is grey, and now it is yellow.
- There is 1 more favourite, so the number increases by 1.
Appreciate Way 2: Loving A Game
You can love someone on scratch by just clicking the heart button. Also, note that you can only heart a game if you’re logged in. You will also be able to see how many people loved the game. This will also help you realise how popular the game is on scratch. If you love a game in Scratch, the other person feels good. Some people make accounts just to make unpopular projects popular. You see, some people get too infuriated if they do not get enough follows or loves.
Appreciate Way 3: Follow Someone In Scratch
On one’s Profile Page, two rows related to following will appear. The “Following” row shows Scratchers that one is following. It is shown above the “Followers” row. If one is not following anyone yet, the row reads, “[username] isn’t following anyone yet.” The “Followers” row shows one’s followers. If one does not have any followers, the row does not show up. If you want more information click on this link.
Appreciate Way 4: Remix The Game
In the game page, you see a star button, a love button and a remix button. You click on the remix button to remix the game. When you remix a game in Scratch, you immediately get a copy of that game. If you share it, you do have to put that person’s name in the notes and credits section. Although you do own that game, the game maker does have the real copy of the game. After you remix a game, you have to make a couple of changes to the game. If you want more information, then visit my post on How to Remix the Game in Scratch.
Appreciate Way 5: Comment
Although some game makers like to have the comment section off to minimise criticism, most people have it on. This is so they can get feedback on their project. They want you to tell them if you like it or not. They want you to comment. Now, you can comment something good. There are many places you could comment feedack on. You could comment in a studio, game or profile. Remember anyone can see your comment. If you want to give them feedback, you could use the following procedure below.
T: Tell something good
A: Ask a question
G: Give suggestions.
You could also follow the 2 stars and a wish procedure, which allows you to say 2 good things, and a wish to make their next project better than this one.