Create an interactive fiction adventure game with Python

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Understand the basics of programming

Familiarize with the fundamentals of game design and interactive fiction

Learn the essentials of Python

Clock2 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 2-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to create an interactive fiction text adventure game in Python, the basics of programming and of Python language. 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

Python Programminginteractive fictiontext adventureGame DesignComputer Programming

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. Set up Python environment

  2. Import modules, interact with the system, display text

  3. Create a character sheet with functions, users input and variables

  4. Add character skills performing operations on variables

  5. Modify skills with random function (virtual die roll)

  6. Create functions to add story scenes and a choice mechanism

  7. Perform a skill check with a virtual die roll

  8. Develop a combat system and run an encounter with a monster

  9. Compile Python for Windows and create an exe file

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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