Guess what, Hopscotchers? Coding with text is officially out of beta! Now, everyone can use this awesome feature.
With this update, variables can be numbers, letters, symbols, or even emoji! What’s more, you can use the new “save input” and “set text to input” blocks to ask your game player to enter text, and then use it in the game. Check out the Mad Libs kit to get a taste of what you can make!
Read more about these features in this blog post.
Additionally, we’ve fixed a few small bugs:
Bear is back! Now you can use the bear character as your avatar, ROARH.
You can now rotate to landscape on the iPhone when you’re playing a project. You’ll have so much more space!
And, for those of you using the beta editor, there’s some fabulous new updates for you to try as well.
First, you’ll notice a new class of variables under the heading “User”. These variables will save a user’s data between plays. Combine that with the new time blocks and you can make your own Animal Crossing, Farmville, and more!
Second, for the artists out there, it just got a lot easier to draw animations. You can now duplicate and edit the custom art you’ve added to your project, making it super simple to start animating.
Lastly, a highly requested feature is now in beta: you can finally delete variables. Try this out, and please let us know if you find any bugs!