Mom trying to help son!😱


#1

Hello, I have been trying to figure out for two days how to code background color and keep score. Which tutorial will help me with that? I have watched videos ob youtube but the screen is different than what I am seeing on my ipad. I watched one called "make a tapper game on Hopscotch" but he has a slightly different screen and the options are not the same. At 3:11 he says to set text, which I can do, but it does not allow me to set it to a value. ???? I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Can you please tell me what to do?
For now, I would like to earn a point each time a circle touches a square. Three things on the page. Circle, square and the score. (I am trying to start simply). I would like the background to be green.

I am a Mom trying to help before I have to make dinner!!! Please save me.


#2

Okay this new update can be confusing, so they're making all new tutorials


For the background, have a "draw a trail" block. Set the "width" to anything more than 3000 and you'll be fine, and tap on the colour to make it green.


#3

To set a text to a value, just tap the and tap the value you want to set it to. :D

To get to the values, you'll have to either tap the :iphone: emoji or scroll a bit. :slight_smile:

For the background, refer to the post above mine. :D


#4

If you swipe right, then you'll see the yellow values! :smiley:

Press the one you'd like to use to keep score with and I think you're fine!

If I'm wrong, do you mind posting some pictures of what you have and what you're looking for?


#5

They have to make new videos as the newer update is confusing to many, and the editor can be difficult. :slight_smile:

I don't have an iPad during summer, so my advice probably won't help. :/

@PopTart0219 did a great job explaining the background, it took me months to figure that out!

Good luck and happy coding! :D

Also, in the future if your son has any more problems, he can join the forums and personally communicate with great coders such as the ones that have already commented!


#6

Welcome! The people above me have pretty much covered it! The screen looks different in the video because hopscotch has been updated. I'm bluedogmc, and I'm 11. Welcome to the forum!


#7

Welcome! Tag me like "@KVJ" anytime you want help!

They've covered it all I think :joy:


#8

Thank you SO MUCH for all your replies!! I have to run an errand (found some lego mindstorms on craigslist!). I will try everything as soon as I get back.

Thanks SO MUCH


#9

Welcome!

Everyone else got you covered already!

I hope your son is enjoying hopscotch!

If he has more questions he can always make a forum account depending on how old he is :D I learned a lot here, so could he! :D
We try and keep the forum as safe and friendly as possible :D


#10

Welcome! I'm glad you found your solution! If you need any other help feel free to post here, we have a really fast community. If I may ask, how old is your son?


#11

We're glad we could help! Depending on your sons age he could also join the forum and whenever he had a question he could come and ask! Of course that's up to you though.

We're a friendly community so don't be worried to ask anything in the future!


#12

@Mathgirl HOW?!?!


#13

It's a screenshot. :D


#14

But how did you make it so small?!


#15

This tutorial I made should explain it. :)


#16

Glad to hear that. This community is always happy to help!

not that I did much… oh well :joy:

#17

The community in general helps a lot.

You may have not done much on this topic, but you help a lot on others!


#18

Thanks @Lightningstrike :blush:


#19

Sorry all ... I was sidetracked by life.
I understand how to change the background color, but the scoring is still confusing to me.

Ok, so how do I share my "example" with you? Do I just publish it?
Is there another way?

To keep this easy for me I made a very simple game.
Drage the black dot to the square.
Each time is touches the black square I want 1 point to be added to the score.

I'm sorry but I need simple instruction. I am a best at visual learning, so I LOVE the videos.
And since we homeschool ... I want to learn with him!

Thanks SO MUCH


#20