Beginning Game Development with Python and Pygame: From by Will McGugan

By Will McGugan

In accordance with industry examine enterprise NPD, the online game marketplace keeps to determine explosive development, with sales expanding 18% to $13.5 billion in 2006. Given the new releases of the newest Nintendo and Sony gaming consoles, coupled with ever extra robust own desktops, it stands to cause this will purely keep growing, and with it the variety of agencies coming into the industry and participants trying to make a occupation in game development.

This e-book offers readers with an introductory source for studying how you can create compelling video games utilizing the open resource Python programming language and Pygame video games improvement library. Authored by way of veteran and Python professional Will McGugan, readers are taken care of to a complete, functional advent to video games improvement utilizing those renowned applied sciences. they could additionally capitalize upon various suggestions and tips the writer has amassed over his occupation growing video games for a number of the world's biggest gaming builders.

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Logic can be combined using the and and or operators, and can be reversed using the not operator. Functions are stored Python code, created with the def statement. When you define functions, you specify a list of parameters, which is a list of the information that the function needs to run and optionally return a value. A number of built-in functions are available for you to use. 39 40 CHAPTER 2 ■ EXPLORING PYTHON Object-oriented programming is a fancy term for a simple concept. It simply means storing the information needed to describe something together with a number of actions that work with that information.

If you don’t do anything to handle these exceptions, the Python script will exit—which would be disastrous in a real game. Fortunately it is possible to predict potential exceptions and handle them if they occur. If either first or second is not a key in the tanks dictionary, then Python will throw a KeyError exception when we try to look either of them up. This won’t make the script exit because we look up the keys inside a try: block, which says to Python that the code block may throw an exception.

Org/. Click the Downloads link and it will take you to a page listing the installers for a variety of systems, including Windows, Linux, and Mac. Many Unix/Linux distribution repositories already include Pygame; on this page you can learn more about these distributions. 1 is the most recent, but you may find that a later version is available when this book is released. The example code will still work, since newer versions of Pygame tend to be backward compatible. Using Pygame The Pygame package contains a number of modules that can be used independently.

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