Scratch 2.0 Now Runs In The Browser!

May 14, 2013 at 1:25 am 6 comments

It’s out! Yay!

That may change, however, as it’s much easier to get started in Scratch thanks to a new release of the platform that lives entirely in the browser.

You can try the programming language here and the new version allows for webcam interaction with the on-screen sprites and you can now add vector-based graphics that will scale without losing resolution. You can also create your own programming “blocks” and add new logic to your programs or games.

via Kids’ Programming Tool Scratch Now Runs In The Browser | TechCrunch.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Justin  |  May 14, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Disappointingly, it requires Flash, which means it won’t work on iPads or other mobile devices.

    Reply
  • 3. Ed Bujak  |  May 20, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Will Scratch 2.0 work if the Internet is not available?

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  • 4. gailcarmichael  |  June 11, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    So far I’m really liking this version of Scratch – and it came out just in time to include in a game camp I’m designing! One of my favourite side effects of it being in the browser is that you can “look inside” the code of a project really easily. I do wonder about a downloaded version in case Internet connections don’t hold up; so far I didn’t notice there being one.

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    • 5. gasstationwithoutpumps  |  June 12, 2013 at 1:22 am

      “Will there ever be a downloadable Scratch 2.0 editor?
      Yep! But it won’t be ready until this summer. If you’d like to help beta test it, we’ll post an announcement when it’s ready to try out.

      http://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/4442/

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      • 6. gailcarmichael  |  June 12, 2013 at 8:55 am

        Awesome! Thanks! With any luck it’ll be available in time for the camp.

        Reply

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