Beginning Game Development with Python and Pygame

From Novice to Professional

  • Authors
  • Will McGugan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Pages 1-18
  3. Pages 19-40
  4. Pages 41-66
  5. Pages 67-90
  6. Pages 91-110
  7. Pages 111-137
  8. Pages 139-164
  9. Pages 211-233
  10. Pages 235-261
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 285-316

About this book


Like music and movies, video games are rapidly becoming an integral part of our lives. Over the years, you've yearned for every new gaming console, mastered each blockbuster within weeks after its release, and have even won a local gaming competition or two. But lately you've been spending a lot of time thinking about a game idea of your own, or are exploring the possibility of making a career of this vibrant and growing industry. But where should you begin?

Beginning Game Development with Python and Pygame is written with the budding game developer in mind, introducing games development through the Python programming language and the popular Pygame games development library. Authored by industry veteran and Python expert Will McGugan, who worked on the MotorStorm game for PlayStation 3, you'll be privy to insights that will not only help you to exploit Pygame to its maximum potential, but also make you a more creative and knowledgeable games developer all round.

  • Learn how to create advanced games by taking advantage of the popular open source Python programming language and Pygame games development library
  • Learn about coding gaming preferences, sound, visual effects, and joystick/keyboard interaction
  • Discover the concepts that are crucial to success in today's gaming industry, such as support for multiple platforms, and granting users the ability to extend and customize your games


Open Source Pygame Python development language programming programming language

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