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Author Topic: Writing Arinoid using pyGame (4 ShowMeDo videos)  (Read 3632 times)

tinjaw

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Writing Arinoid using pyGame (4 ShowMeDo videos)
« on: January 10, 2007, 08:37:12 AM »
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Summary:
Chuck Arellano created 4 pyGame videos during 2006 which show the
viewer how to build an Arinoid (Arkanoid-like) game clone.  Full src
and graphics are provided:
http://showmedo.com/...ArellanoPyGameSeries

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Chuck produced the videos and is considering completing the set
by producing the 5th (and final) video.  If you like his efforts,
would you leave a comment on one of the pyGame pages encouraging
him to complete the set?  All authors like to know that their
work is valued!

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Re: Writing Arinoid using pyGame (4 ShowMeDo videos)
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2007, 12:45:19 AM »
Thanks for posting this, tinjaw! Yes, the videos have made their way to ShowMeDo, and I'm very excited about this because they'll be made available to a lot of other people. I really hope that a lot of people find it helpful, and I would really appreciate any type of feedback.

Hopefully I'll be able to finish the fifth video soon! :)
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Re: Writing Arinoid using pyGame (4 ShowMeDo videos)
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2007, 10:49:41 AM »
Yesterday was my first experience with pygame. I have been working with v 2.5 since I first started with python. So yesterday I loaded up 2.4 and all of the other stuff I needed. I got the demos to work with a bit of effort and Googling. With that all done, I'm going to spend some time with the videos.

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Re: Writing Arinoid using pyGame (4 ShowMeDo videos)
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2007, 08:58:52 PM »
After Asteroids of Orion, I'm sure you wouldn't need the videos :)
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Re: Writing Arinoid using pyGame (4 ShowMeDo videos)
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2007, 09:27:19 PM »
Thank you for your kind words.

Asteroids of Orion was built using Garage Games Torque Game Builder. I am going to need to learn how to do things myself with pygame. I have it loaded up and tested it and I am going to be playing with it this weekend while working on my current project. I am going to watch your videos, with coffee, early this weekend to get me started.

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Re: Writing Arinoid using pyGame (4 ShowMeDo videos)
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2007, 01:38:11 AM »
I'm sure you're going to like Pygame. I find using it very intuitive, although I must admit that I've had little experience with only a few other game programming frameworks, so I might have missed a framework that is "easier", such as Torque Game Builder.

As for me, hopefully I'll have the chance to tinker with Torque Game Builder soon. I'm currently using a Linux machine though, and it says in the product page that a community-supported Linux version is available. I hope that I'll be able to make that work.

Hopefully, there'll be more gamedev-related happenings here on DonationCoder :). Or even Python-related ones :).
Chuck Arellano - Game Programming Video Tutorials for Beginners at scriptedfun.com