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by Richard Smith, Coding Games With Pygame Zero And Python Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Coding Games With Pygame Zero And Python books, This book contains all the example programs used in my CoderDojo class to teach Python programming. The primary goal of the class is to teach pro- gramming using action games used to make learning more interesting. Some of the examples are entirely focused on introducing new language concepts or showing how the Pygame Zero API works, but most are a mixture of both.
by Stewart Watkiss, Beginning Game Programming With Pygame Zero Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Beginning Game Programming With Pygame Zero books, Make fun games while learning to code. Focused on making games rather than teaching programming theory, in this book you're more likely to see code on how gravity affects a missiles trajectory instead of the most efficient way to search through data. Even then the code is kept simple as games should be about playability rather than complex physics. There are links to the official documentation when you need to lookup information that isn't included in the book. Start with a simple text based game to grasp the basics of programming in Python. Then moves on to creating simple graphical games in Pygame Zero. Not only will you learn object oriented programming to make it easier to make more complex games, you'll also work to create your own graphics and sounds. 3D graphics are a little complex. So we focus on 2D games, including spins on some classic boardgames and arcade games. All the games are designed to run on a Raspberry Pi. They will work on any Raspberry Pi, but will also work on any other computer that supports Python 3 along with Pygame Zero. The games you make will be playable and hopefully fun to play. And by the end of the book, you can step beyond the provided source code to develop your own unique games and programs. What You'll Learn Code in Python Generate sounds and graphics for 2D games Grasp object oriented programming with Pygame Zero Who This Book Is ForBeginning game developers interested in working with low-cost and easy-to-learn solutions like Pygame Zero and the Raspberry Pi.
by Sean McManus, Mission Python Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Mission Python books, Program a graphical adventure game in this hands-on, beginner-friendly introduction to coding in the Python language. Launch into coding with Mission Python, a space-themed guide to building a complete computer game in Python. You'll learn programming fundamentals like loops, strings, and lists as you build Escape!, an exciting game with a map to explore, items to collect, and tricky logic puzzles to solve. As you work through the book, you'll build exercises and mini-projects, like making a spacewalk simulator and creating an astronaut's safety checklist that will put your new Python skills to the test. You'll learn how to use Pygame Zero, a free resource that lets you add graphics and sound effects to your creations, and you'll get useful game-making tips, such as how to design fun puzzles and intriguing maps. Before you know it, you'll have a working, awesome game to stump your friends with (and some nifty coding skills, too!). You can follow this book using a Raspberry Pi or a Microsoft Windows PC, and the 3D graphics and sound effects you need are provided as a download.
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by Will McGugan, Beginning Game Development With Python And Pygame Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Beginning Game Development With Python And Pygame books, This book provides readers with an introductory resource for learning how to create compelling games using the open source Python programming language and Pygame games development library. Authored by industry veteran and Python expert Will McGugan, readers are treated to a comprehensive, practical introduction to games development using these popular technologies. They can also capitalize upon numerous tips and tricks the author has accumulated over his career creating games for some of the world's largest gaming developers.