Creating Video Games Using PyGame
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Creating Video Games Using PyGame

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About the Book

Creating Video Games using PyGame is a comprehensive guide to building exciting 2D games using the powerful pygame library in Python. This book is designed to take you on a journey from the very basics of Python to advanced concepts required for game development.

The book starts with a step-by-step guide to setting up Python and pygame, followed by an overview of the Python programming concepts necessary to understand the games presented in the book. The book then takes you through the creation of three unique games, each one designed to teach you new and essential concepts of game development.

The first game you'll build is a simple 2D platformer game that will teach you the basics of pygame and game design. The second game is a dot eating game with a time limit introducing you to your first real-time 2d game. The third game is a space shooter, which will take you through advanced pygame features such as sprite animation, sound effects, game clock management and enemy automation.

Throughout the book, you'll learn how to use pygame to create game assets such as sprites, backgrounds, and sound effects. You'll also learn how to implement game logic and user input handling. By the end of the book, you'll have the skills and knowledge to create your own 2D games from scratch.

Whether you are an experienced programmer or a novice, Creating Video Games using PyGame is the perfect book to help you get started with game development in Python. With clear explanations, step-by-step instructions, and engaging examples, this book will guide you through every aspect of game development using pygame.

About the Author

Mike Gold
Mike Gold

I have been developing software for over 20 years and worked as a consultant in the banking, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and military industries. I am a former Microsoft MVP and have a background in Electrical Engineering. I've contributed over 200 articles on .NET/C# technology and have lately been working fullstack with .NET Core and ReactJS

Mike Gold

Episode 249

Table of Contents

    • Setting up Python and Pygame
      • Getting Started
      • Installing Python
      • Installing VSCode
      • Installing Pygame
    • Intro To Python
      • History of Python
      • What makes Python Different than other languages?
      • What types of applications are built with Python?
      • Why should I learn Python?
      • Python Programming Concepts
    • Intro To PyGame
      • Hello World
      • Blinking Hello World
      • Surrounding with a Border
      • Adding an Image
      • Adding Sound to our Game
      • Responding to the Keyboard
      • Conclusion
    • Tic Tac Toe in PyGame
      • Intro
      • Main Loop
      • Processing Events
      • Drawing the Board
      • Drawing the Game Square
      • Drawing the Tic-Tac-Toe Letter
      • “AI” for placing an O
      • Check for a Win
      • Check for a Draw
      • Handling the Game Over State
      • Playing Again
      • A better AI
      • Conclusion
    • Using Classes in Pygame
      • Introduction
      • Refactoring the Game Logic
      • Conclusion
    • Stone Eater Game
      • Introduction
      • The Game Design
      • The Classes
      • Game Layout
      • Initializing the Game
      • Game Loop
      • Detecting Key Strokes
      • The Game Board
      • Game Sprites
      • Tracking the High Score
      • Detecting Collisions
    • Space Invasion in PyGame
      • Introduction
      • How to play
      • The Main Loop
      • Game Sprites
      • Invader Sprite
      • Bullet Sprite
      • Bomb Sprite
      • Moving the Player
      • Firing the bullet
      • Checking for alien hits
      • Drawing the aliens
      • Adding in Scoring
      • Launching the UFO
      • Conclusion
    • Appendix
      • Request for Review
      • Source Code
      • Where to Find Images
      • Where to Find Sounds
      • Other Resources

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