Kids Love Fortnite so Much, They're Making Fortnite Scratch

Kids Love Fortnite so Much, They're Making Fortnite Scratch

When your school doesn't let you play Fortnite, you make your own dang Fortnite.

Children love Fortnite so much, they make their own Fortnite games when Epic's shooter is out of reach during school hours. Scratch, a web-based platform for the programming and display of simple games, is brimming with Fortnite-inspired titles programmed by young and enthusiastic fans.

Scratch is a free and easy-to-understand programming language by MIT Media Lab that's ideal for making simple games and interactive animations. It's engineered to teach kids from 8 through 18 about the basics of coding.

Most of the "Fortnite" games hosted by Scratch are imitations clearly put together by very young kids taking their first steps into programming. One of the most popular games, simply titled "Fortnite," lets you walk around a map drawn in MS Paint, but you can't pick up any of the items that pop up on the map, including guns or medkits. Hey, it's a start. To the eternal credit of these kids, I couldn't even get the hang of using the Copy/Paste function of a Macintosh 128K when I was their age.

Gotta start somewhere.

These eager tributes to Fortnite demonstrate Epic's battle royale phenomenon continues to weigh heavy on the minds of young people. How about you? Admit it; you're thinking of jumping into the fray yourself. Right now. Right this second. We're here to help. Check out our hints, tips, and guides for everything to do with Fortnite. If you already know what you're doing, you'll want to read our guide for Fortnite's Week 7 Challenges.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve,, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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