Have students go to the Finding Images for Your Game section.
Students will need to find images for the following: background, hero, projectiles, and enemy.
After reading the myBetabox section, set aside 10-20 minutes for students to search the internet for assets they'd like to use.
We recommend using the www.remove.bg link to create game sprites with transparent backgrounds if Google images yields no usable results.
Check for understanding and answer any questions they may have before moving on to the next section.
Review the section vocabulary below.
Sprite:A computer graphic, usually a character or object, that can be moved on screen.
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We need to find visual elements for our arcade game! Things we should search for:
The easiest way to do this is to go towww.images.google.comand search for whatever picture you need. Once you have searched for the picture you need it is important that we narrow down which pictures are usable and will look best. To do this we will use the built-in search tools on the site like so:
Go to Google and type in a character.
Select the Size menu and click Large. This will give us images with good resolution when we scale down.
Select the Color menu and click Transparent. This will show you all the images without a background – perfect for game sprites!
Click on the image you want to use.
A pop up will show you a checkered background behind the character. This means it should have a transparent (clear) background!
Right click the image and select Save image as… You can rename your image to anything easy to remember when coding your game.
If for some reason you cannot find an image that fits your needs you may bump down the size or turn off the color section. If you do find an image with a background, you can go towww.remove.bgand upload your image to remove it.
Following these steps will allow you to make professional-looking games!