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Development versions can be found on the subversion page - including automatically built windows, and mac binaries.

1.9.1 Packages (August 6th 2009)



Get the version of pygame for your version of python.  You may need to uninstall old versions of pygame first.
NOTE: if you had pygame 1.7.1 installed already, please uninstall it first.  Either using the uninstall feature - or remove the files: c:\python25\lib\site-packages\pygame  .  We changed the type of installer, and there will be issues if you don't uninstall pygame 1.7.1 first (and all old versions).
There are some pre release binaries for 64bit windows, and for python 2.7 at

Unix Distributions

1.9.1 has been packaged up for almost all major distributions.  You can also install 1.9.1 from source with python install (see Compilation page).
  • Ubuntu - pygame is available through apt-get in the Universe (1.9.1)
  • Gentoo - pygame is available in the portage system (1.9.1 + 1.9.2prerelease)
  • Fedora - Package repositories have support for pygame (1.9.1)
  • Suse - The Yast package system has pygame (updated to 1.9.1)
  • OLPC - comes with the XO, and sugar (1.9.1).
  • archlinux - pygame is available through pacman (1.9.1)
  • Debian - pygame is available through apt-get (1.9.1)
  • FreeBSD - pygame is included in standard ports as py26-game (1.8.1)
  • OpenBSD - pygame is included in standard ports (1.8.1)


These are packages for the python from, not the apple provided python. These packages work with OSX 10.3.9 upwards.



  • Haiku-os - (an open source BeOS) latest release version 1.8.1 (no bug submitted yet for 1.9.1 update)
  • Bebits - latest release version 1.6



Previous Releases


our projects welcomes all python game, art, music, sound, video and multimedia projects. If they use pygame or not.
recent releases
Oct 1, 2015

Sep 11, 2015

Sep 6, 2015

Aug 26, 2015

Aug 25, 2015

Aug 21, 2015

Aug 16, 2015

Jul 30, 2015

Jun 24, 2015

... more!
for pygame related questions, comments, and suggestions, please see help (lists, irc)