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Make a 2D Side-Scroller Game With PyGame (Overview)

In this course, you’ll learn about creating games using Python and the library PyGame.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Draw items on your screen
  • Play sound effects and music
  • Handle user input
  • Implement event loops
  • Describe how game programming differs from standard procedural Python programming

This primer assumes you have a basic understanding of writing Python programs, including user-defined functions, imports, loops, and conditionals. You should also be familiar with how to open files on your platform. A basic understanding of object-oriented Python is helpful as well. pygame works with most versions of Python, but Python 3.6 is recommended and used throughout this article.

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