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How to create a Shaun the Sheep Scratch game

20 June 2014


If you're looking for a fun project this summer holiday, why not make a Scratch game starring BBC TV's Shaun the Sheep? Aardman, the talented team of animators behind Shaun the Sheep, have released a set of Scratch sprites you can use to put Shaun, Shirley, the pigs and some of their surroundings into your Scratch games. It's all part of Shaun's Game Academy, a programme to help people to learn computer game design using Scratch, with a competition for Scratch games created using the Shaun the Sheep sprites.

Shaun with a clapper board, and the dog's nose caught in it!

Press photo for the Shaun the Sheep movie, scheduled for release in March 2015. You can make your own Scratch animations while you wait!

The sprites have been released in a number of projects on the Scratch website. Some of them don't have any scripts, just sprites in, so they don't do anything. Here's how to get the sprites out of those projects:

You can also right-click on a sprite in the Sprite List or a sound in the Sounds Palette to save it to a local file. That will put it on your computer, so you can upload it into Scratch again, whether you're using the web version or the desktop version.

I've been having fun making my own game with the sprites, and I'll share that here when I finish it. In the meantime, check out Shaun's Game Academy, and leave me a comment below to tell me what you make! You can also find my own Scratch projects here and find more Scratch resources from my book here.

UPDATED: I've published my game Shaun the Sheep Football.


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