- File Size: 4901 KB
- Print Length: 367 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1469901730
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 10, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00785HI8M
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165,312 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Making Games with Python & Pygame Kindle Edition
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Al presents python and pygame concepts in context of re-creating several typical games - like tetris, memory, othello, wormy, etc. Overall excellent pygame book. Pairs well with the rasperry pi computer... hint hint, nudge nudge. ( The games featured in this book are installed on raspberry pi stock image.. )
Honestly it's more fun than slogging through the pygame website, and example code. Pygame and this book allow you to quickly put together some pretty 'low tech' fun and easy games.
The book quickly introduces you to core display concepts like surfaces, drawing shapes, colors, blitting graphics, and playing sounds. Then it guides you through 'event handling' concepts over the course of several games. You will be up and running quickly making your own games with sound/graphics/event handling.
So, really a good intro / even intermediate intro / to pygame, which perhaps doesn't touch on pygame's more advanced topics very deeply. Focuses well on game design concepts, but doesn't get extremely deep into every bell and whistle of pygame, which to me was a good thing, and kept the book understandable and concise. It is not a 'reference' type book, and advanced pygame topics were not included.
I ignored PyGame for several years because the website has so poorly laid out. I got bored one weekend and decided to give it a whirl recently. I bought this book to give back to the project and I'm glad I did.
While this book won't make you a superstar video game programmer, it may help you build a solid foundation of the underlying code structure required. I had several eureka moments while typing in the examples. I'm a better programmer since reading this book. I wish I would have given PyGame a shot a few years ago.