After realising that my son is producing his own videos using ms movie maker, hypercam and the awesome pivot stick figure animator and seeing the quality of this work I decided to introduce him to the really cool Scratch tool from MIT.
This is his first attempt at event driven programming.
This is his second
and its a great but simple game. The diver swims from left to right and back again. The left right cursor keys control the cannon (the pointy wizard's hat) and the space bar fires a bullet at the diver. Each time you hit the diver you get one point.
My son is only 10 and the game's official tester only just turned 7 this week. But they've managed to build and have a global release of their first game in the space of one sunday afternoon - amazing what two easter eggs can achieve in terms of productivity. I wonder if Joel Spolsky is listening....