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  • Published: 18 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9781593278571
  • Imprint: No Starch Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 280
  • RRP: $49.99

Mission Python

Code a Space Adventure Game!


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Program a graphical adventure game in this hands-on, beginner-friendly introduction to coding in the Python language.

Launch into coding with Mission: Python, a space-themed guide to building a complete computer game in Python. You'll learn programming fundamentals like loops, strings, and lists as you build Escape!, an exciting game with a map to explore, items to collect, and tricky logic puzzles to solve. As you work through the book, you'll build exercises and mini-projects, like making a spacewalk simulator and creating an astronaut's safety checklist that will put your new Python skills to the test. You'll learn how to use Pygame Zero, a free resource that lets you add graphics and sound effects to your creations, and you'll get useful game-making tips, such as how to design fun puzzles and intriguing maps. Before you know it, you'll have a working, awesome game to stump your friends with (and some nifty coding skills, too!). You can follow this book using a Raspberry Pi or a Microsoft Windows PC, and the 3D graphics and sound effects you need are provided as a download.

  • Pub date: 18 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9781593278571
  • Imprint: No Starch Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 280
  • RRP: $49.99

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