[Announcement] MakeCode Arcade Valentines Day Update

Hey folks!

This Monday, we released a new update for MakeCode Arcade! Check out the full details over at the MakeCode blog:

Here are some highlights:

  • New sprite scaling blocks! Stretch your sprites in both the X and Y directions!
  • New tilemap blocks! We brought a bunch of the blocks from the tilemaps extension into the scene category
  • New “destroy all sprites of kind” block! Finally, you no longer have to loop over all of the sprites in your game to destroy them
  • Stretch images using the Marquee tool! The Marquee tool in the image editor now also lets you resize sprites! Try dragging the corners of the selected area
  • Workspace search for blocks programs! Use ctrl+f or cmd+f to search through your code in the blocks workspace. It’s a lifesaver for big projects!
  • New keyboard shortcuts in the Image and Tilemap editors!
Shortcut Description
c Select Circle tool
l Select Line tool
shift + r Replace all instances of selected background color/tile with selected foreground color/tile
shift + 1-9 or shift + a-f Outline the current image with the color in the palette corresponding to the selected number. For example, shift + f will outline with color number 15 (black). This only works in the Image editor
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These scaling blocks are really cool, came at just the right time! The shortcuts are really nice too

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I love these new blocks and additions! These are a lifesaver!
I don’t have to keep collapsing and uncollapsing my code in order to find a single block and whenever I draw something and it’s not properly proportioned I can resize it!

Thanks for the amazing update guys!

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