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5.0 out of 5 stars A great entry to writing your own games, 23 Oct. 2013
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Nigel Seel (Wells, UK) - See all my reviews
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With full Python 3 source code and many kinds of games to choose from, this is an ideal way to learn how to create your own computer games using Python. I don't think you could rely solely on this book to learn the language, it really isn't structured for that purpose, but there are plenty of 'introduction to Python 3' books out there to buy as companions.

Installing the Pygame module (by downloading from the Internet) may not be as easy as the book makes out - it's necessary to align the Python and Pygame release versions exactly (and 32 bit does not equal 64 bit!). A bit of Googling helps and the author can be emailed (and is very helpful) in case of difficulties.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read, 15 Jun. 2015
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Charles - See all my reviews
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As stated in the book's title this is a book about making games using python and the games library pygame.

The book presumes that the reader already knows how to program and does not explain the basics of the language.

I got this book to learn how to use pygame and the book showed me most of what I needed to know (eg playing sounds, loading images, keyboard and mouse input etc) by the first couple of chapters, the rest of the book is explaining the source code to various simple 2D games.

I have lots of programming experience but I am new to python and had some problems installing pygame, I would have liked it if the book had a more detailed explanation of how to install pygame.

This book is available for free from the author's website.

A decent book best suited to people that know a bit of python but don't know how to make games.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Tutorial, 9 Sept. 2012
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This must be the best book that I have purchased in years. It was very well written and very informative
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