Let’s Re-MakeCode a classic game: Arkanoid! It’s lots of fun to look at classic retro games to learn what makes them tick, and to flex your skills at building games in MakeCode Arcade.
Arkanoid and Breakout were both huge hits when they came out, and they’re still lots of fun to play today. In this guide we’ll focus on the essential game mechanics — one ball, one paddle, and lots of bricks to knock out!
We’ll also add some graphics and sound inspired by the original Arkanoid, and build it all in MakeCode Arcade. Then, you can play it in your browser, or transfer the game to your PyGamer or PyBadge/PyBadge LC for handheld fun!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.