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

By Will McGugan

Like tune and flicks, games are swiftly changing into an essential component of our lives. through the years, you’ve yearned for each new gaming console, mastered every one blockbuster inside of weeks after its liberate, and feature even received a neighborhood gaming festival or . yet in recent years you’ve been spending loads of time brooding about a online game proposal of your personal, or are exploring the opportunity of creating a occupation of this shiny and starting to be undefined. yet the place in case you start? starting online game improvement with Python and Pygame is written with the budding video game developer in brain, introducing video games improvement in the course of the Python programming language and the preferred Pygame video games improvement library. Authored through veteran and Python specialist Will McGugan, who labored at the MotorStorm video game for PlayStation three, you’ll be aware of insights that may not purely assist you to use Pygame to its greatest power, but additionally make you a extra artistic and an expert video games developer all around. how to create complex video games through profiting from the preferred open resource Python programming language and Pygame video games improvement library find out about coding gaming personal tastes, sound, visible results, and joystick/keyboard interplay become aware of the ideas which are the most important to luck in cutting-edge gaming undefined, similar to aid for a number of systems, and granting clients the power to increase and customise your video games What you’ll study benefit from Python and the Pygame library to construct compelling cross-platform video games learn how to most sensible use those applied sciences to show your dream online game into fact Create expert video games by means of accounting for sound, lighting tricks, and consumer interplay in the course of the joystick and keyboard construct either - and third-dimensional video games, and examine extra concerning the components that give a contribution to picking one technique over the opposite supply clients with the capability for extending your video games via point production and customized variations as a method to construct a colourful group round your product package deal your video games in a fashion that permits even beginner machine clients to put in, use, and replace your video games very easily Who this booklet is for This publication has been written for any budding video games developer. whereas wisdom of the Python language is helping, it isn’t required. to assist new programmers alongside, early chapters are dedicated to an summary of Python.

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Default Values Parameters can have a default value, which is used if you don’t supply a value in the function call. Without default values Python will throw an exception if you forget a parameter. Let’s give default values to fugu_tip. I am a generous tipper, so we’ll set the default of tip to be 15 (which represents a percentage of the meal cost), and since I don’t like to eat alone we will assign num_plates a default of 2. To set default values in Python, append the parameter name with a = symbol followed by the value you want to give it.

The break statement is the partner to continue, but rather than jumping to the beginning of the loop, it jumps to the end and stops looping. So that’s our little game. Now I’d be the first to admit that it is not the most exciting of games. It’s no Quake beater, but even Quake will do similar things. All 3D shooters must keep track of health/armor and ammunition, as well as who is still alive. By the end of this book, though, our game objects will be rendered in stunning 3D rather than a line of text.

All you need to create scripts is a simple text editor, but it’s best to use a Python-aware editor such as SciTE (see Figure 2-1) or IDLE (which comes with the standard distribution of Python). py extension, so that your operating system knows that it contains Python. To run a script, you typically just double-click it, or if you prefer the command line, type python followed by a space and the name of your script. Most Python editors will have a shortcut key to run the script you have been editing.

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