Scratch Work: FroggerLeave a comment
March 2, 2023 by mrgoldsack
With over 20 Million copies sold, Frogger is one of the earliest Action/Adventure games to make the transition from Arcade to Home Console.
Developed by Konami and distributed by Sega in 1981, the goal of Frogger is to guide frogs across a series of obstacles to a safe area.
Gerald Lawson & The Game Cartridge
The late 1970s and early 1980s was boom period for Arcade Games and Home Consoles – but one area that often gets overlooked is the development of Game Cartridge technology.
Today, we can download games onto devices but for over 40 years, physical copies of games were the standard. From floppy disks, to pinboards, to CDs, and Blu-Rays, game cartridges were the most common way to play different games on a specific console.
Gerald Lawson is the creator of video game cartridges. He developed this technology in 1976 while working at Fairchild Semiconductor. His ideas and work were quickly overshadowed by the explosion of Atari, but his influence and legacy within the game and STEM industry still continue to this day.
Meet Gerald Lawson: The Creator of the Video Game Cartridge
How Gerald Lawson Revolutionized the Game Industry
The History of the Video Game Cartridge
Gerald Lawson Changed the Game (Video)
Behind the Doodle: Gerald Lawson (Video)
Google Doodle Archive: Gerald Lawson Game Builder
PART 1: Notes & Plans
Take a moment to watch the gameplay of Frogger. Or play the game.
Next, take notes or sketch out what you observe or infer about the game.
The goal here is to map out the main ideas and parts of the game BEFORE we build.
You can use what ever application you think is best for this assignment.
Due March 6 – /10 – Assignments
Here are the Listed Notes we did as a class for Pong and Asteroids: PongAsteroidsNotes
Here is an example of Sketched Notes: SketchAsteroids
Part 2: Research & Paraphrase
Check out the brief here: FroggerPart2
Due March 9
Part 3: The Build
Check out the full design brief here: FroggerBrief
Prototype – Due March 29
Final Release – Due April 3
Froggie Base Build with Notes by Mr. Goldsack
How to Make a Frogger Game in Scratch (Article)
How to Make a Frogger Game (Article)