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I want to make small, 2D games. I have no programming experience. Is Python
a good choice?

Thank you.
Feb 2 '07 #1
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"Mister Newbie" <n0**@n00b.n00b .n00bwrote in message
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|I want to make small, 2D games. I have no programming experience. Is
Python
| a good choice?

Possibly. There is an add-on package called pygame that is, I believe, 2d
oriented. See www.pygame.org
There is also an associated mailing list, which you can also read via
news.gmane.org as newsgroup gmane.comp.pyth on.pygame.

tjr

Feb 2 '07 #2
"Terry Reedy" <tj*****@udel.e duwrote in
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"Mister Newbie" <n0**@n00b.n00b .n00bwrote in message
news:Xn******** **********@208. 49.80.253...
|I want to make small, 2D games. I have no programming experience. Is
Python
| a good choice?

Possibly. There is an add-on package called pygame that is, I
believe, 2d oriented. See www.pygame.org
There is also an associated mailing list, which you can also read via
news.gmane.org as newsgroup gmane.comp.pyth on.pygame.

tjr

Thanks for the reply. I'll check it out.
Feb 2 '07 #3
On Feb 2, 2:26 pm, Mister Newbie <n...@n00b.n00b .n00bwrote:
"Terry Reedy" <tjre...@udel.e duwrote innews:ma****** *************** *************** ***@python.org:


"Mister Newbie" <n...@n00b.n00b .n00bwrote in message
news:Xn******** **********@208. 49.80.253...
|I want to make small, 2D games. I have no programming experience. Is
Python
| a good choice?
Possibly. There is an add-on package called pygame that is, I
believe, 2d oriented. Seewww.pygame.o rg
There is also an associated mailing list, which you can also read via
news.gmane.org as newsgroup gmane.comp.pyth on.pygame.
tjr

Thanks for the reply. I'll check it out.- Hide quoted text -

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It may be good to check out other packages even if it is more
trouble. My laptop (windows) doesn't like pygame, and has some
trouble with directpy (island won't show up in the demo). More info
can be found about this trouble in the documentation for panda3d. I
would also suggest that opengl isn't a good choice because of
complexity of the install and updated version of the .dll that you end
up with when you try to install gimp.. For 2d stuff it is all 2d
array stuff so all you realy need is point and 2d arrays although that
is better handeled by the ui..

Feb 3 '07 #4
On Fri, 02 Feb 2007 15:09:20 -0500, Mister Newbie wrote:
I want to make small, 2D games. I have no programming experience. Is
Python a good choice?
Definitely. I teach a class for 7th to 12th grade where I use this
tutorial to introduce programming:

http://www.livewires.org.uk/python/
http://www.livewires.org.uk/python/pdfsheets.html

As an adult, just skip rapidly through the elementary material. The final
module (Games sheets) walks you through creating 3 2D games with pygame!

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Feb 3 '07 #5
In <pa************ *************** *@bmsi.com>,
Stuart D. Gathman <st****@bmsi.co mwrote:
On Fri, 02 Feb 2007 15:09:20 -0500, Mister Newbie wrote:
>I want to make small, 2D games. I have no programming experience. Is
Python a good choice?

Definitely. I teach a class for 7th to 12th grade where I use this
tutorial to introduce programming:

http://www.livewires.org.uk/python/
http://www.livewires.org.uk/python/pdfsheets.html

As an adult, just skip rapidly through the elementary material. The final
module (Games sheets) walks you through creating 3 2D games with pygame!
The OP should also look at pygame <http://www.pygame.org/if that isn't
what the livewires module is based on. And if it is based on pygame he
should look at pygame anyway.

--
TH * http://www.realh.co.uk
Feb 4 '07 #6

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