Animation for Game Development Using PyGame

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Add graphics and sprites to a game

Animate sprites

Clock90 minutes
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to animate sprites using PyGame in Python. Building on the basics covered in Getting Started with Game Development Using PyGame, you will incorporate playable and non-playable characters and learn to make them walk or run, jump, and fall from platforms in a single game level. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

spritesVideo Game DevelopmentPython ProgrammingAnimationPygame

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Setting the scene with a graphical background

  2. Adding tiles to the display

  3. Creating and animating sprites

  4. Animating a falling sprite

  5. Animating a jumping sprite and collision detection

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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