Main types All types have been categorized into eight groups. They are as follows:
Animations are a popular type of project made by Scratch. They consist of a varying number of costumes played back and forth in rapid succession to create a movie or something to that effect. They have been made to represent day to day life, fantasy stories, and much more. These projects commonly reach the Front Page, giving most animators a loyal following.
Games are the most common project type. Because of Scratch's large field of possibilities, many classics and such have been recreated - from Pacman to Mario, or from racing tracks to scavenger hunts. These also are popular, giving skilled programmers a large group of fans. These projects take up most of the Front Page, and are one of the most viewed.
Simulations are rather rare, but are of high quality. There have been physics, weather, gravity, 3D simulations - almost everything has been created, including odder simulations that relate to snowflakes, cannons, bubbles, rotation - despite the small amount of simulations, they vary greatly. Some common themes are Operating Systems or engines.
The music that Scratch encourages most of all is the type that has been created with only the sound blocks. Scratch utilizes the MIDI sound bank installed on a system allowing users to play up to 128 instruments, whichi allows users to play notes with theme while adjusting the volume and tempo. Another variation of music is simply importing a song and uploading it. This act has had much controversy, because it contains little or no skill to do.
One of the main purposes of Scratch was for users to create their own games, stories, and interactive art. Most art has been interactive in the past, but a recent trend in non-interactive art projects was noted by the Scratch Team; though an unexpected trend, such projects have been accepted. Many complicated artworks reach the front page, and their artists usually reach fame and popularity.
These projects are very rare, as most of them fit into the Animation category. The remaining ones are usually interactive, such as an adventure. But some stories are very different, such as many costumes/backgrounds displaying a book.
Some other common types that do not have their own category are as follows:
A Scratch remix is a project that is downloaded, edited, and then uploaded. Remixes can be made from anything - there are even projects created for other people to remix (such as a platforming base or meme).