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Linux Journal: Creating Games with Pygame

Jul 28, 2004, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Rutledge)

"Python is an excellent language for rapid application development and prototyping. With Pygame, a wrapper built around SDL, the same can be true for games. In addition, because its built on top of Python and SDL, Pygame is highly portable. The only downside is it can be too slow for some computationally intensive types of games. If your game is too slow, the particular sub-routine(s) bringing down your execution speed can be rewritten in C/C++.

"This article is intended to be a short introduction and by no means covers all there is to know about Pygame. Using a simple Space Invaders-type game, I present what I feel are the fundamentals of Pygame..."

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