Ok, this is an amazing idea!!!!
Here's my Hopscotch History:
About my dad:
This all starts with my dad, around 15 he really wanted to learn how to code video games. He had got to the mall arcades and wanted to copy and invent some creations of his own! He spent a lot of time reading programming manuels and his dad bought him a computer. He made top selling games like MacGolf (which was the first 3D game on the Mac and was the top selling game for 5 years!). He's worked at many programming companies like Adobe (invented the history pallets for photoshop), Microsoft, and Apple. But now he has settled down at an epic Artificial Intelligence start up called AYASDI whose main focus is on improving health care and securing bank transactions.
How my dad introduced me to coding:
Once my dad heard a few years ago that I had passed all of the Hour of Code challenges (there weren't too many back then.. ), he decided to show me this great new app called Hopscotch! This was in August 2014 (or 2013!) and the Holloween Update was there so all the characters were dressed up in Halloween costumes (I didn't know why, though. It was very confusing at the time). Once he showed me the app, he created mini programming challenges for me which I would do (One of them was to create a spiral, but I hadn't grasped the concept of Variables at the time, so I peeked at his code ). A little while later, Hopscotch created the Community, which was very basic to what we have now. There was the newest section and most liked section (I think something else too..). They had finally created profiles and I could "Star" other people's projects as well. Seeing amazing projects made by the community and sing inspired,I decided that Hopscotch was an amazing place for me to stay on (Funky63 and T1's projects were epic).
My first Collab:
After some time of doodling around (and a failed attempt to make a Space Invaders game without knowing how to use Variables and without "When" Blocks for bumping), my friends and I, who were in 6th grade at the time, decided to create a Flappybird Gamecenter Arcade (This was like 3-4 years ago)
This idea eventually lead to my first featured project, but more on that later: Flappimoji!
Learning how to use Variables:
One of my friends finally helped me learn how to use variables, and they did that by creating a simple button joystick. At the time, if you were editing a certain character, you couldn't make it move when a different character was tapped. When the other character was tapped, set a variable to 1. When the variable is 1, the original character moves a certain direction and sets the variable back to 0. This is how we had to make joysticks
Once I learned variables, I went into creating an idea called "Flip it" later called "Gravity Cube". I'll add all of my updates below.. or you can find them down near the bottom of my profile in Hopscotch. I had unknowingly based this off of the AppStore game called Gravoty Duck (it's an amazing game!). After a few more tests, I created a Projects called: How to create a Simple Flip Game v1.2 (How to make a simple flip game v1.2). At this time, the community had a "How To's" section! When I published this project, it was put on there right next to the "How to get the emoji keyboard" project (maybe by Kiwicute??). I was extremely proud of this moment and was the main reason I have stayed since then. That project got 350 likes or something
Once I had gotten to Update 1.7, I decided to experiment some things (Flip it v1.7) – (Sorry, the character moves way too fast! This is because I was using an iPad 3 at the time and my code had become really laggy. I sped up the movement to make it less slow, but on newer iPad's it because waaaay to fast).
I experimented with invisibilities and shading. My dad told my that this concept was invented by Apple and was used in their software and mainly iPhoto (He worked on the iPhoto team for Apple at the time). (Shading Ideas) When you notice I used rectangle blocks, these are not the same rectangle characters that Hopscotch used now. I hand picked them using Unicode characters, where you can copy these from the geometric shapes section here: (Unicode Wikipediia)
Let's go back a few weeks.. I was also experimenting with emoji's making some sort of Stop Motion animation. I had seen some projects use emoji's to "speak" but you couldn't distinguish what they were saying. I friend to make this as realistic as pissobls and ended up making a few words: (How to make Emoji's "Speak") ( I had later, when sounds was added, I tried doing it with sounds, but utterly failed and gave up )
I also experimented with some update ideas, which I actually got a response from @Asha! (Hopscotch Update Idea)
I also created my first pixel art in this phase. Took FOREVER.. (Link)
After experimenting for some weeks, I decided to enter a coding phase. This was my most proud time, which was where I created loads of ideas and also had a bunch of time on my hands.
Apple Watch ️ – Link!
Doodle Pad – Link!
My first Flappimoji prototype – Link!
The JumpJump! Series (with music!!) – Game 1 – Game 2
First Gravity Cubs Prototype – Link!
Blob Maker! – Link!
Color Craze! – Link!
Moon Phase! (Doesn't work anymore.. ) - Link!
Features in during this time:
Flappimoji! (5000+ likes) – Link!
Gravity Cube v1.2 (Nearly 4000 likes) – Link!
I then got into creating music for people. I entered @MagmaPOP's 3D Minecraft competition for music! I had created a song, but it was too long..
3D Minecraft Comp. Somg – Link!
Song for @Huggingfluffybear – Link!
Song for @SabotageWarning – Link!
Song Test (Deadlocked by F777) – Link!
Song for @Day_Dreamer – Link!
After I made this last song, Funky63 got really upset at the Community and deleted all of his projects.. It was a dark period for me since my main inspired left. He did eventually return, though. I ended up making this game called "Bit Bord". It only used 1 text and clones. It took me a while to create – Bit Bird Link
After I made this game called, "Radius", I went into an inactive spurt on my own account. That's because I went to a new account called Quantum9! I also joined my first collab called "Anime Art" (Hosted by @Hermione) . I drew some pictures there that I was really proud of. They got deleted though, by a hacker.. One got liked by MagmaPOP, though!!
Radius Games – Radius: Gray – Radius
Quantum9 was an account I created just for mathematical tests, and basically the account I used to learn Sin and Cosine. I made a few awesome projects over there, feel free to check them out! (I'll add more about this)
Longest autobiography ever.
This is still incomplete, so I'll be adding some more stuff. This I should still a pin pick of my life in the past 4 years, but this is about Hopscotch so yeah. I want to create an autobio now..
Do you think we should make a section above with [details] showing everyone's history?