Python Game Programming By Example

Author: Alejandro Rodas de Paz

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 230

View: 484

A pragmatic guide for developing your own games with Python About This Book Strengthen your fundamentals of game programming with Python language Seven hands-on games to create 2D and 3D games rapidly from scratch Illustrative guide to explore the different GUI libraries for building your games Who This Book Is For If you have ever wanted to create casual games in Python and you would like to explore various GUI technologies that this language offers, this is the book for you. This title is intended for beginners to Python with little or no knowledge of game development, and it covers step by step how to build seven different games, from the well-known Space Invaders to a classical 3D platformer. What You Will Learn Take advantage of Python's clean syntax to build games quickly Discover distinct frameworks for developing graphical applications Implement non-player characters (NPCs) with autonomous and seemingly intelligent behaviors Design and code some popular games like Pong and tower defense Compose maps and levels for your sprite-based games in an easy manner Modularize and apply object-oriented principles during the design of your games Exploit libraries like Chimpunk2D, cocos2d, and Tkinter Create natural user interfaces (NUIs), using a camera and computer vision algorithms to interpret the player's real-world actions In Detail With a growing interest in learning to program, game development is an appealing topic for getting started with coding. From geometry to basic Artificial Intelligence algorithms, there are plenty of concepts that can be applied in almost every game. Python is a widely used general-purpose, high-level programming language. It provides constructs intended to enable clear programs on both a small and large scale. It is the third most popular language whose grammatical syntax is not predominantly based on C. Python is also very easy to code and is also highly flexible, which is exactly what is required for game development. The user-friendliness of this language allows beginners to code games without too much effort or training. Python also works with very little code and in most cases uses the “use cases” approach, reserving lengthy explicit coding for outliers and exceptions, making game development an achievable feat. Python Game Programming by Example enables readers to develop cool and popular games in Python without having in-depth programming knowledge of Python. The book includes seven hands-on projects developed with several well-known Python packages, as well as a comprehensive explanation about the theory and design of each game. It will teach readers about the techniques of game design and coding of some popular games like Pong and tower defense. Thereafter, it will allow readers to add levels of complexities to make the games more fun and realistic using 3D. At the end of the book, you will have added several GUI libraries like Chimpunk2D, cocos2d, and Tkinter in your tool belt, as well as a handful of recipes and algorithms for developing games with Python. Style and approach This book is an example-based guide that will teach you to build games using Python. This book follows a step-by-step approach as it is aimed at beginners who would like to get started with basic game development. By the end of this book you will be competent game developers with good knowledge of programming in Python.

Learning Python by Building Games

A beginner's guide to Python programming and game development

Author: Sachin Kafle

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 510

View: 518

Explore modern game development and programming techniques to build games using Python and its popular libraries such as Pygame and PyOpenGL Key Features Learn game development and Python through a practical, example-driven approach Discover a variety of game development techniques to build games that gradually increase in complexity Leverage popular Python gaming libraries such as Pygame, PyOpenGL, Pymunk, and Pyglet Book Description A fun and interactive way to get started with the Python language and its libraries is by getting hands-on with game development. Learning Python by Building Games brings you the best of both worlds. The book will first introduce you to Python fundamentals, which you will then use to develop a basic game. You’ll gradually explore the different Python libraries best suited for game development such as Pygame, Pyglet, and PyOpenGL. From building game characters through to using 3D animation techniques, you’ll discover how to create an aesthetic game environment. In addition to this, you’ll focus on game physics to give your effects a realistic feel, complete with movements and collisions. The book will also cover how you can use particle systems to simulate phenomena such as an explosion or smoke. In later chapters, you will gain insights into object-oriented programming by modifying a snake game, along with exploring GUI programming to build a user interface with Python’s turtle module. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-versed with Python programming concepts and popular libraries, and have the confidence to build your own games What you will learn Explore core Python concepts by understanding Python libraries Build your first 2D game using Python scripting Understand concepts such as decorators and properties in the Python ecosystem Create animations and movements by building a Flappy Bird-like game Design game objects and characters using Pygame, PyOpenGL, and Pymunk Add intelligence to your gameplay by incorporating game artificial intelligence (AI) techniques using Python Who this book is for If you are completely new to Python or game programming and want to develop your programming skills, then this book is for you. The book also acts as a refresher for those who already have experience of using Python and want to learn how to build exciting games.

Tkinter GUI Programming by Example

Learn to create modern GUIs using Tkinter by building real-world projects in Python

Author: David Love

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 340

View: 908

Leverage the power of Python and its de facto GUI framework to build highly interactive interfaces Key Features The fundamentals of Python and GUI programming with Tkinter. Create multiple cross-platform projects by integrating a host of third-party libraries and tools. Build beautiful and highly-interactive user interfaces that target multiple devices. Book Description Tkinter is a modular, cross-platform application development toolkit for Python. When developing GUI-rich applications, the most important choices are which programming language(s) and which GUI framework to use. Python and Tkinter prove to be a great combination. This book will get you familiar with Tkinter by having you create fun and interactive projects. These projects have varying degrees of complexity. We'll start with a simple project, where you'll learn the fundamentals of GUI programming and the basics of working with a Tkinter application. After getting the basics right, we'll move on to creating a project of slightly increased complexity, such as a highly customizable Python editor. In the next project, we'll crank up the complexity level to create an instant messaging app. Toward the end, we'll discuss various ways of packaging our applications so that they can be shared and installed on other machines without the user having to learn how to install and run Python programs. What you will learn Create a scrollable frame via theCanvas widget Use the pack geometry manager andFrame widget to control layout Learn to choose a data structurefor a game Group Tkinter widgets, such asbuttons, canvases, and labels Create a highly customizablePython editor Design and lay out a chat window Who this book is for This book is for beginners to GUI programming who haven’t used Tkinter yet and are eager to start building great-looking and user-friendly GUIs. Prior knowledge of Python programming is expected.

GameMaker Programming By Example

Author: Brian Christian

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 212

View: 914

Master the development of 2D games by learning to use the powerful GameMaker Language and tools provided by the GameMaker: Studio workspace and engine! About This Book Rapidly develop games using the powerful yet easy easy-to to-use GameMaker: Studio engine Comprehensive: This is a comprehensive guide to help you learn and implement GameMaker's features. Go through step-by-step tutorials to design and develop unique games Who This Book Is For If you have at least some basic programming experience of JavaScript or any other C-like languages, then this book will be great for you. No experience beyond that is assumed. If you have no game development experience and are looking for a hobby, are an experienced game developer looking to master some advanced features, or fit anywhere in that spectrum, then you will find GameMaker: Studio and this book to be very useful in helping you create exciting games. What You Will Learn Understand the GameMaker: Studio interface and tools to quickly create the various assets used in your games Translate some of the GameMaker: Studio drag and drop functions to the GameMaker language Create games with random elements for exciting gameplay Use the basic GameMaker file I/O and encryption systems Utilize the GameMaker networking functions to create multiplayer games Give AI routines to your enemies to make challenging gameplay Create particle systems to give your game exciting graphics Understand the various debugging techniques available in GameMaker: Studio In Detail This book is excellent resource for developers with any level of experience of GameMaker. At the start, we'll provide an overview of the basic use of GameMaker: Studio, and show you how to set up a basic game where you handle input and collisions in a top-down perspective game. We continue on to showcase its more advanced features via six different example projects. The first example game demonstrates platforming with file I/O, followed by animation, views, and multiplayer networking. The next game illustrates AI and particle systems, while the final one will get you started with the built-in Box2D physics engine. By the end of this book, you have mastered lots of powerful techniques that can be utilized in various 2D games. Style and approach A This step-by-step guide that follows and with details ons different topics throughout the creation of various examples.

Game Development Using Python

Author: James R. Parker

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 500

View: 528

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. The companion disc contains 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 a companion disc with example code, games assets, and color figures Companion files are available for downloading with order number/proof of purchase by writing to the publisher at [email protected]

Beginning Game Development with Python and Pygame

From Novice to Professional

Author: Will McGugan

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 316

View: 415

This book provides readers with an introductory resource for learning how to create compelling games using the open source Python programming language and Pygame games development library. Authored by industry veteran and Python expert Will McGugan, readers are treated to a comprehensive, practical introduction to games development using these popular technologies. They can also capitalize upon numerous tips and tricks the author has accumulated over his career creating games for some of the world's largest gaming developers.

Learning OpenCV 3 Computer Vision with Python

Author: Joe Minichino

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 266

View: 674

Unleash the power of computer vision with Python using OpenCV About This Book Create impressive applications with OpenCV and Python Familiarize yourself with advanced machine learning concepts Harness the power of computer vision with this easy-to-follow guide Who This Book Is For Intended for novices to the world of OpenCV and computer vision, as well as OpenCV veterans that want to learn about what's new in OpenCV 3, this book is useful as a reference for experts and a training manual for beginners, or for anybody who wants to familiarize themselves with the concepts of object classification and detection in simple and understandable terms. Basic knowledge about Python and programming concepts is required, although the book has an easy learning curve both from a theoretical and coding point of view. What You Will Learn Install and familiarize yourself with OpenCV 3's Python API Grasp the basics of image processing and video analysis Identify and recognize objects in images and videos Detect and recognize faces using OpenCV Train and use your own object classifiers Learn about machine learning concepts in a computer vision context Work with artificial neural networks using OpenCV Develop your own computer vision real-life application In Detail OpenCV 3 is a state-of-the-art computer vision library that allows a great variety of image and video processing operations. Some of the more spectacular and futuristic features such as face recognition or object tracking are easily achievable with OpenCV 3. Learning the basic concepts behind computer vision algorithms, models, and OpenCV's API will enable the development of all sorts of real-world applications, including security and surveillance. Starting with basic image processing operations, the book will take you through to advanced computer vision concepts. Computer vision is a rapidly evolving science whose applications in the real world are exploding, so this book will appeal to computer vision novices as well as experts of the subject wanting to learn the brand new OpenCV 3.0.0. You will build a theoretical foundation of image processing and video analysis, and progress to the concepts of classification through machine learning, acquiring the technical know-how that will allow you to create and use object detectors and classifiers, and even track objects in movies or video camera feeds. Finally, the journey will end in the world of artificial neural networks, along with the development of a hand-written digits recognition application. Style and approach This book is a comprehensive guide to the brand new OpenCV 3 with Python to develop real-life computer vision applications.

Java 9 Programming By Example

Author: Peter Verhas

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 504

View: 800

Get the steps you need to discover the world of Java 9 programming using real-world examples About This Book We bridge the gap between “learning” and “doing” by providing real-world examples that will improve your software development Our example-based approach will get you started quickly with software programming, get you up-to-speed with Java 9, and improve your Java skills This book will show you the best practices of Java coding and improve your productivity Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone who wants to learn the Java programming language. You are expected to have some prior programming experience with another language, such as JavaScript or Python, but no knowledge of earlier versions of Java is assumed. What You Will Learn Compile, package and run a trivial program using a build management tool Get to know the principles of test-driven development and dependency management Separate the wiring of multiple modules from the application logic into an application using dependency injection Benchmark Java execution using Java 9 microbenchmarking See the workings of the Spring framework and use Java annotations for the configuration Master the scripting API built into the Java language and use the built-in JavaScript interpreter Understand static versus dynamic implementation of code and high-order reactive programming in Java In Detail This book gets you started with essential software development easily and quickly, guiding you through Java's different facets. By adopting this approach, you can bridge the gap between learning and doing immediately. You will learn the new features of Java 9 quickly and experience a simple and powerful approach to software development. You will be able to use the Java runtime tools, understand the Java environment, and create Java programs. We then cover more simple examples to build your foundation before diving to some complex data structure problems that will solidify your Java 9 skills. With a special focus on modularity and HTTP 2.0, this book will guide you to get employed as a top notch Java developer. By the end of the book, you will have a firm foundation to continue your journey towards becoming a professional Java developer. Style and approach Throughout this book, our aim is to build Java programs. We will be building multiple applications ranging from simpler ones to more complex ones. Learning by doing has its advantages as you will immediately see the concepts explained in action.

Game Programming with Code Angel

Learn how to code in Python on Raspberry Pi or PC

Author: Mark Cunningham

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 177

View: 515

Program in Python on a Raspberry Pi or PC by developing six computer games. Each game project is split into several chapters of the book. Rather than taking you through programming techniques as standalone concepts, this book explains concepts as they are used within a game. You'll learn about variables; integer, real, Boolean and string data types; conditional if statements; fixed loops and conditional loops; modularity; arrays and lists; and predefined functions. You’ll also discover the PyGame library, which is popularly used in the development of 2D games. Key programming concepts are revisited in subsequent projects in the book to consolidate prior learning. Beyond teaching you how to code, this book explains the programming logic behind each project—exemplifying the process of designing and writing a computer game. All the projects in this book are supported by Code Angel (mycodeangel.com). Code Angel Code Angel largely serves students and new developers and the projects work by encouraging you to ‘Learn...then play’. Taking this approach, you'll be able to build fun 2D games and enjoy playing them by yourself or with friends. Developing games in this way keeps you engaged, gives a purpose as you work through each project, and offers a sense of achievement when each game is finished. What You'll Learn Integrate the fundamentals of the Python 3 programming language Program fun, classic computer games you can then play Develop computational thinking skills and abilities that can be applied to other ventures Who This Book Is For Students, hobbyists, new developers or anyone wishing to learn how to design and write computer games.

Rust Programming By Example

Enter the world of Rust by building engaging, concurrent, reactive, and robust applications

Author: Guillaume Gomez

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 454

View: 233

Discover the world of Rust programming through real-world examples Key Features Implement various features of Rust to build blazingly fast applications Learn to build GUI applications using Gtk-rs Explore the multi-threading aspect of Rust to tackle problems in concurrency and in distributed environments Book Description Rust is an open source, safe, concurrent, practical language created by Mozilla. It runs blazingly fast, prevents segfaults, and guarantees safety. This book gets you started with essential software development by guiding you through the different aspects of Rust programming. With this approach, you can bridge the gap between learning and implementing immediately. Beginning with an introduction to Rust, you’ll learn the basic aspects such as its syntax, data types, functions, generics, control flows, and more. After this, you’ll jump straight into building your first project, a Tetris game. Next you’ll build a graphical music player and work with fast, reliable networking software using Tokio, the scalable and productive asynchronous IO Rust library. Over the course of this book, you’ll explore various features of Rust Programming including its SDL features, event loop, File I/O, and the famous GTK+ widget toolkit. Through these projects, you’ll see how well Rust performs in terms of concurrency—including parallelism, reliability, improved performance, generics, macros, and thread safety. We’ll also cover some asynchronous and reactive programming aspects of Rust. By the end of the book, you’ll be comfortable building various real-world applications in Rust. What you will learn Compile and run the Rust projects using the Cargo-Rust Package manager Use Rust-SDL features such as the event loop, windows, infinite loops, pattern matching, and more Create a graphical interface using Gtk-rs and Rust-SDL Incorporate concurrency mechanism and multi-threading along with thread safety and locks Implement the FTP protocol using an Asynchronous I/O stack with the Tokio library Who this book is for This book is for software developers interested in system level and application programming who are looking for a quick entry into using Rust and understanding the core features of the Rust Programming. It’s assumed that you have a basic understanding of Java, C#, Ruby, Python, or JavaScript.