Make Your Own Agar.io Game with Java
Agar.io is a hugely popular game in which players expand and move their "cells" to take over other cells. The game was developed in 2015 by a nineteen year-old Brazilian, Matheus Valadares, and named for the molecular substance that produces bacteria (agar). In this workshop, we use Agar.io to teach students Java. Students will create their own version of Agar.io - from slithers and snakes if they choose (like Slither.io) to hearts, stars, triangles and beleaguered fish. We will be using a simplified version of Java, Processing 3. For this reason, we are encouraging students from 7th grade to 12th grade to join in the fun, and see how to produce more than connecting bacteria cells. Students will create their own Agar.io game in 3 two-hour sessions. Laptop required. Schedule TBD.