Category Archives: Tutorial
In this post, I present the basics of class inheritance, to represent our units (the tank and the canon tower) more efficiently.
I introduce in this post Python lists: with them, we can store and process any number of items, for instance, all the canon towers in our game.
In this post, I add enemies and I show you how to test if the tank collides one of them.
In this post, I propose to replace the rectangle in the previous program with a tank sprite, using a tileset.
The implementation of the Game Loop pattern in the previous post is not good: I propose to use the Command pattern to get a better one. This pattern allows separating input handling and game updating.
I propose to introduce Python classes to implement the Game Loop pattern. Using these tools, I show how to refactor the code in the previous post to get a more robust and readable program.
Thanks to the Pygame library we installed in the previous post, we can draw 2D graphics. In this post, I propose to introduce controls with the keyboard as well as some improvements like window centering and frame rate handling.
In the previous posts, I introduced enough of Python and patterns to start creating games with graphics using the Pygame library.
The time has come to see our first design pattern: the Game Loop Pattern! This pattern can give us many good ideas to refactor our game in a very effective way.
It is now time to organize/refactor our code! When you begin, this is a strange process since the final code does the same as before. However, refactoring is the only way to create a code easy to maintain and expand.