Beginning Game Development with Python and Pygame

From Novice to Professional

Authors: McGugan, Will

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  • The first book to cover the popular open source Pygame games development library; readers stand to gain valuable technical insight into one of the computing industry's hottest sectors
  • Throughout the book, readers follow along with the creation of a real-world, freely downloadable video game
  • Authored by video game industry veteran and Python expert Will McGugan, who has worked with several leading games development companies on several high-profile projects
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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

About the authors

Will McGugan is a software developer living and working in northwest England. He has worked in video games and computer graphics since the early days of 3D and has created several shareware games in his spare time. Will works for Evolution Studios, one of the world's leading games development studios. He also has extensive experience in application development, having worked in the field of user interface creation and video conferencing. His current interests include application and web development in Python. Outside of work, Will enjoys juggling and cycling, although not at the same time. For more information on Will's current work and various musings, visit his blog at WillMcGugan.com.

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Softcover $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-59059-872-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Game Development with Python and Pygame
Book Subtitle
From Novice to Professional
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Will McGugan
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0325-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0325-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-872-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 316
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