Greetings from India!


As the previous 7 posts have documented, the students here absolutely loved being a part of the code club. For the Summer Gaming challenge, I will be uploading the game made by two of our 8th grade students. The code, Working video, and hex files are all attached below.


The Backstory

This is what the students call a 'zombie' game. Adults don't quite have the same imagination as kids, but kids find it really easy to visualize a small LED as a zombie. The activities for the code club at our school were on a temporary halt, as the kids had their midterms! But they didn't let that bog them down. I received a nice email from the students, complete with a description of what the game did, a snapshot of the Microsoft MakeCode Screen and a Hex file!

The Game

The Game itself is pretty simple. We wanted a game that did not require any peripherals or multiple micro:bits to work, so that anyone could get playing if they had just one micro:bit with them. The inspiration for the game were the simple tutorials in the Microsoft MakeCode IDE. The game has the following rules:

  • You are a single LED at the bottom row, you can move left or right by tilting your microbit right or left (The tilts are reversed! the students say this makes the game extra exciting so I left it as is).
  • Basically, to move left on the screen, you need to tilt the device right, and vice versa.
  • You have zombies (LEDs) coming from above. Touching any of the zombies immediately ends the game.
  • You can shoot the Zombies either upwards (Button A) or right (Button B).
  • You score points everytime you successfully shoot a Zombie.


The Code

The Video

Special Thanks to jlucas and danzima for being supportive and replying to all my queries through this long journey. I look forward to running this code club in the future as well, regardless of whether I win or not, I shall be updating this space. Thank you to the Element14 community for reposing their faith in me and leaving kind comments under my posts, they really helped!


The .HEX file is attached here: