Game Development Using Python Edition 2

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February 2021
9781683926276
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    Mercury Learning and Information
  • Published
    8th February 2021
  • ISBN 9781683926276
  • Language English
  • Pages 338 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
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January 2021
9781683926252
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    Mercury Learning and Information
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    13th January 2021
  • ISBN 9781683926252
  • Language English
  • Pages 338 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
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January 2021
9781683926269
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning and Information
  • Published
    13th January 2021
  • ISBN 9781683926269
  • Language English
  • Pages 338 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
$149.95

This book will guide you through the basic game development process using Python, covering game topics including graphics, sound, artificial intelligence, animation, game engines, etc. Real games are created as you work through the text and significant parts of a game engine are built and made available for download. New chapters on card games and a side-scroller. The companion files contain all of the resources described in the book, e.g., example code, game assets, video/sound editing software, and color figures. Instructor resources are available for use as a textbook.

FEATURES:

  • Teaches basic game development concepts using Python including graphics, sound, artificial intelligence, animation, game engines, collision detection, Web-based games, and more
  • Includes code samples using Pygame
  • Features new chapters on card games (Ch.11) and building a side-scrolling game (Ch.12)
  • Includes a companion disc with example code, games assets, and color figures
The companion files and instructor resources are available online by emailing the publisher with proof of purchase at info@merclearning.com.

1: Introduction to How Games Work
2: Graphics and Images
3: The Game Loop
4: Game AI: Collisions
5: Navigation and Control
6: Sound
7: C2H6O Jet Boat Race
8: Animation
9: C2H6O – Final Steps
10: Networking
11: Cards
12: Platformers: Methods for Building a Side-Scrolling Game
Appendices:
A: A* in Python
B: C2H6O Jet Boat Race Game Design Document
C: The NPC (Boat) Class for the Example Game
Index

James R. Parker, PhD

James R. Parker, PhD is a professor of Art and Digital Media at the University of Calgary. His areas of research include computer games and media art, computer simulation, and educational technology. Dr. Parker is the author of Game Development Using Python, 2/E (Mercury Learning) and The Guide to Simulations and Games (Wiley).

programmers; game developers; game designers; game hobbyists; Python; Pygame