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  • Ben Programmed PacMan

    Posted on June 12th, 2012 Sallie 2 comments

    Try out Ben’s new PacMan games, programmed in Scratch. Use your arrow keys to move Pac Man around to eat all the red pills and gain points. The larger blue power up pills allow you to eat ghosts for a period of time while they are flashing. They are worth lots more points!  Any other time PacMan loses a life if a ghost touches him.  He has three lives, and then the game is over.  Beware, the ghosts get faster each time you clear the screen of red pills.

    NOTE:  The games start automatically so you’ll need to press the stop sign icon in the upper right to pause them.  Make sure you stop one so the other will play faster.

    The first version has a special feature.  When you loose your three lives and game ends, you can start it again and the score will add on to your previous game score.  It’s like when you can put in more coins and continue play on an arcade game.  If you really want to start over at zero, you can do that by pressing the Reset Score button.

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    The second version, PacMan Extreme doesn’t offer that feature.

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    We want to know your high score in the second game, so leave us a comment!

  • Luke’s (Impossible) Game

    Posted on June 1st, 2012 Sallie 3 comments

    Are you feeling lucky.  You’ll need it to make it through the challenging game levels luke has prepared for you.  Give it a try!

  • Saturday morning poetry

    Posted on September 17th, 2011 Sallie 1 comment

    Gone are the days of Saturday morning cartoons that I enjoyed as a child.  Instead, my kids are eager to start their weekend with video games.  Their current favorite is Lego Universe.  And since we’ve connected a “media PC” to our TV, they love to play on the widescreen.

    Of course, they know they have to practice violin before any game play begins.  That’s why I was awakened at 7 a.m. this morning with the strands of Perpetual Motion and with a clicking metronome set at 104 beats per minute!

    When I finally made it downstairs and found the two younger boys enjoying their game, Luke greeted me with this poem he wrote about his Saturday morning experience.

    Hi mom. Hi dad.
    I hope you don’t mind
    that I came down the stairs
    and didn’t didn’t inquire

    as to your opinion of
    the matter which I face.
    Should I come down the stairs
    as if in a race

    to try for the PC
    without even giving
    my brother a chance,
    or would you be naying

    an action so bold …
    instead of staying in bed
    where it’s warm and not cold
    to not hurt my eyes in the midst of my head?

    The bait was too much.
    I came down the stairs,
    but I practiced my violin
    so I need not have cares.