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Snake game in Python: use Pygame to build your game
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Snake game in Python: use Pygame to build your game

Taught in English

Yousef Metwally

Instructor: Yousef Metwally

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Intermediate level

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1 hour 40 minutes
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No downloads or installation required
Only available on desktop
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What you'll learn

  • Learn pygame library and its different modules and functions.

  • Apply programming techniques in game development.

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Intermediate level

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1 hour 40 minutes
Learn at your own pace
No downloads or installation required
Only available on desktop
Hands-on learning

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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. By the end of Task 1, you will be able to initiate Pygame and create the first game screen.

  2. By the end of Task 2, you will be able to create RGB colors to draw rectangles and change the desktop background color.

  3. By the end of Task 3, you will be able to handle key down events, and apply the time module for controlling the snake speed.

  4. By the end of Task 4, you will be able to use if conditions for controlling the game logic and define the game_loop function.

  5. By the end of Task 5, you will be able to use different font functions to show messages on the screen, and use the random library to create food objects.

  6. By the end of Task 6, you will be able to use lists and logics to increase the length of the snake when eating the food.

  7. By the end of Task 7, you will be able to display the score on the screen, finalize the game logic, and implement the full generic game code.

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This guided project is for intermediate programmers with general programming knowledge who want to start implementing real-life applications.

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Yousef Metwally
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  • Available only on desktop

    This Guided Project is designed for laptops or desktop computers with a reliable Internet connection, not mobile devices.

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