Learn to use Scratch’s cloud variables to pass location information back and forth between different computers in this simple introduction to multiplayer gaming. We’ll create a script that assigns Player 1 and Player 2 roles to the first two players who enter a game, and then passes X and Y coordinates back and forth so that both players can see each other’s movements.

Here’s a link to the Scratch project:

Note that to have access to cloud variables, you must be a “Scratcher”, a special status awarded by the Scratch Team to members of the community who are helpful and active members of the community. For more information on how to become a Scratcher, see this wiki article:

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