Create Your First Game with Python

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Handle keyboard and mouse events with PyGame

Load, transform and display images with PyGame

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

In this 2-hour long project-based course, you will learn the basics of game development with Python using the PyGame modules. Through hands on, practical experience, you will go through concepts like creating a game loop, image display and transformation, event handling, and writing game logic. You will then apply the concepts to create your first game with Python and PyGame. This course is aimed at learners who are looking to get started with game development using Python, and have some prior programming experience in the Python programming language. The ideal learner has understanding of Python syntax, and computer programming concepts. 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

Video Game DevelopmentPython ProgrammingPygameGame ProgrammingComputer 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. Introduction

  2. Project Setup

  3. Initialization and Game Loop

  4. Images, Blit and Flip

  5. Animal Class

  6. Displaying Animal Images

  7. Handling Events

  8. Displaying Recent Images

  9. Finishing Touches

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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