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Program Arcade Games With Python and Pygame

Program Arcade Games With Python and Pygame - 1

Paul Vincent Craven (pcraven)


Description dead tree book form and for the Kindle!

The book makes a good intro Python textbook without the high-costs and boredom from a normal introductory text.

The original web site is still free if you don't want to pay for the book. If you are looking for a low cost/no cost introductory textbook for computer science, check it out.

  • 84 free tutorial videos
  • Start creating graphics by Chapter 5.
  • Full text of the book on-line.
  • Cookbook of 47 example programs
  • On-line multiple choice quizzes track your progress.
  • Short-answer questions test your knowledge in more depth.
  • Labs – see if you understand by creating your own games.
  • Sample tests – Test your knowledge.

I've put this book together and refined it from year-to-year based on student feedback during their first semester of programming at Simpson College.

This is a first-semester course and assumes no prior knowledge of programming. I've successfully run hundreds of students through this course and had them create their own arcade games. Each time I refine the course and use their questions to make the book that much better.

Plus, there are Russian and Turkish translations thanks to some volunteers!


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