Game Area Design

The first thing we need to do is design our game. Pong has:

  1. a game area
  2. a player-controlled paddle
  3. a computer-controlled paddle
  4. a ball
  5. 2 score boxes

We know that the computer will control one paddle and the player will control the other.


Watch the video. It is about 10 minutes long. It will show you how to set up your game area and also help you to prepare for coding.

Do you understand why each game character needs a unique "instance name"?

Don't worry if you don't - you will learn more about this later!