Open Source, Customizable Whack-A-Potato Game for your #makeymakey #makeymakeymonday
John Batty shared this wild MaKey-MaKey Monday treat with us — and I have been looking forward all weekend to sharing what is potentially the most energetic “whack-a-to-tato”(sic) performance in a software demo put together by humans (above). Batty designed this great game app and shared his code, so that you, too, can create a customized “whack-a-mole” style game, populate it with your friends (enemies? vegetables?), and unleash the boundless energy of clever children upon it.
If you haven’t sipped your morning coffee yet, put it down — you won’t be needing it. Now roll the video….
Whack-A-Mole reinvented, with small children and potatoes…
This is what happens if you buy a MaKey MaKey interface board for your kids, can’t find any suitable games, and want an excuse to hack something together with the Loom game engine. The game is a modified version of one of the Loom demos (added keyboard support, added sound, modified gameplay).
The game is free to download from here. … You can replace the mole bitmaps with your own pictures (of children, vegetables, or whatever…) without any code changes.
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