How-To Example Code#

Starting Templates#

../../_images/starting_template.png

Starting Template Using Window Class#

../../_images/template_platformer.png

Platformer Template#

Drawing#

Drawing Primitives#

../../_images/happy_face1.png

Happy Face#

../../_images/drawing_primitives1.png

Drawing Primitives#

../../_images/drawing_with_functions.png

Drawing with Functions#

../../_images/drawing_text1.png

Drawing Text#

../../_images/drawing_text_objects1.png

Drawing with Text Objects#

Drawing with Loops#

../../_images/drawing_with_loops1.png

Drawing with Loops#

../../_images/nested_loops_box.png

Draw a Box with Nested Loops#

../../_images/nested_loops_bottom_left_triangle.png

Bottom Left Triangle#

Animating Drawing Primitives#

../../_images/bouncing_rectangle1.png

Bouncing Rectangle#

../../_images/shapes.png

Bouncing Shapes#

../../_images/radar_sweep.png

Radar Sweep#

../../_images/snow1.png

Falling Snow#

Faster Drawing with ShapeElementLists#

../../_images/shape_list_demo.png

ShapeElementList Explanation#

../../_images/lines_buffered.png

Using a Vertex Buffer Object With Lines#

../../_images/shape_list_demo_skylines.png

Shape List - Skylines#

../../_images/gradients1.png

Gradients Example#

Sprites#

Sprite Player Movement#

../../_images/sprite_collect_coins.png

Collect Coins - Mouse#

../../_images/sprite_collect_coins.png

Sprite Move By Keyboard#

../../_images/sprite_collect_coins.png

Better Move By Keyboard#

../../_images/sprite_collect_coins.png

Acceleration and Friction#

../../_images/sprite_face_left_or_right.png

Sprite: Face Left or Right#

../../_images/sprite_collect_coins.png

Game Controller#

../../_images/sprite_move_angle.png

Move Sprites By Angle#

../../_images/dual_stick_shooter1.png

Dual Stick Shooter#

../../_images/turn_and_move.png

Turn and Move#

../../_images/easing_example_11.png

Easing Example 1#

../../_images/easing_example_21.png

Easing Example 2#

../../_images/sprite_rotate_around_tank.png

Sprite Rotation Around a Tank#

Sprite Non-Player Movement#

../../_images/sprite_collect_coins_move_down.png

Collect Coins Moving Down#

../../_images/sprite_collect_coins_move_bouncing.png

Collect Coins that are Bouncing#

../../_images/sprite_bouncing_coins.png

Sprite Bouncing Coins#

../../_images/sprite_collect_coins_move_circle.png

Collect Coins that are Moving in a Circle#

../../_images/sprite_collect_rotating.png

Animated Sprites#

../../_images/sprite_rotate_around_point.png

Sprite Rotation Around a Point#

Sprite Pathing#

../../_images/follow_path1.png

Sprites That Follow a Path#

../../_images/sprite_follow_simple.png

Sprites That Follow The Player#

../../_images/sprite_follow_simple_2.png

Sprites That Follow The Player 2#

../../_images/line_of_sight.png

Line of Sight#

../../_images/astar_pathfinding1.png

A-Star Path Finding#

Sprite Properties#

../../_images/sprite_health.png

Hit Points and Health Bars#

../../_images/sprite_properties.png

Sprite Properties#

../../_images/sprite_change_coins.png

Change coins#

Games with Levels#

../../_images/sprite_collect_coins_diff_levels.gif

Different Levels of Clearing Coins#

../../_images/sprite_rooms.png

Moving Between Different Rooms#

Shooting with Sprites#

../../_images/sprite_bullets.png

Shoot Bullets Upwards#

../../_images/sprite_bullets_aimed.png

Aim and Shoot Bullets#

../../_images/sprite_bullets_periodic.png

Have Enemies Periodically Shoot#

../../_images/sprite_bullets_random.png

Have Enemies Randomly Shoot#

../../_images/sprite_bullets_enemy_aims.png

Have Enemies Aim at Player#

../../_images/sprite_explosion_bitmapped.png

Sprite Explosions Bitmapped#

../../_images/sprite_explosion_particles.png

Sprite Explosions Particles#

Sound#

../../_images/sound_demo.png

Sound Demo#

../../_images/sound_speed_demo.png

Sound Demo#

../../_images/music_control_demo.png

Music Control Demo#

Camera Use#

../../_images/sprite_move_scrolling.png

Move with a Scrolling Screen - Centered#

../../_images/sprite_move_scrolling_box.png

Move with a Scrolling Screen - Margins#

../../_images/sprite_move_scrolling.png

Camera Shake#

../../_images/camera_platform1.png

Camera Use in a Platformer#

Platformers#

Basic Platformers#

../../_images/sprite_move_walls.png

Move with Walls#

../../_images/sprite_no_coins_on_walls.png

Randomly Place Coins, But Away From Walls And Other Coins#

../../_images/sprite_move_animation.gif

Move with a Sprite Animation#

../../_images/sprite_moving_platforms.png

Moving Platforms#

../../_images/sprite_enemies_in_platformer.png

Platformer With Enemies#

../../_images/11_animate_character.png

Simple Platformer#

Using Tiled Map Editor to Create Maps#

../../_images/sprite_tiled_map.png

Work with loading in a Tiled map file#

../../_images/sprite_tiled_map_with_levels.png

Work with levels and a tiled map#

Procedural Generation#

../../_images/maze_recursive.png

Creating a Recursive Maze#

../../_images/maze_depth_first.png

Creating a Depth First Maze#

../../_images/procedural_caves_cellular.png

Procedural Caves - Cellular Automata#

../../_images/procedural_caves_bsp.png

Procedural Caves - Binary Space Partitioning#

View Management#

Instruction Screens and Game Over Screens#

../../_images/view_screens_minimal.png

Minimal Views Example#

../../_images/view_instructions_and_game_over.png

Using Views for Instruction and Game Over Screens#

../../_images/view_pause_screen.png

Using Views for a Pause Screen#

../../_images/view_screens_minimal.png

Fade In/Out of Views#

Resizable Window and Fullscreen Games#

../../_images/resizable_window.png

Resizable Window#

../../_images/full_screen_example1.png

Full Screen Example#

Dividing a View Into Sections#

../../_images/sections_demo_1.png

Sections Demo 1#

../../_images/sections_demo_2.png

Sections Demo 2#

../../_images/sections_demo_3.png

Sections Demo 3#

Graphical User Interface#

../../_images/gui_flat_button1.png

Flat Text Buttons#

../../_images/gui_flat_button_styled.png

Flat Text Button Styled#

../../_images/gui_widgets1.png

GUI Widgets#

../../_images/gui_ok_messagebox1.png

OK Message Box#

../../_images/gui_scrollable_text1.png

GUI Scrollable Text#

../../_images/gui_slider1.png

GUI Slider#

Grid-Based Games#

../../_images/array_backed_grid1.png

Array-Backed Grid#

../../_images/array_backed_grid1.png

Array-Backed Grid Buffered#

../../_images/array_backed_grid1.png

Grid Using Sprites v1#

../../_images/array_backed_grid1.png

Grid Using Sprites v2#

../../_images/tetris.png

Tetris#

../../_images/conway_alpha.png

Conway’s Game of Life#

Advanced#

Using PyMunk for Physics#

../../_images/pymunk_box_stacks.png

Pymunk Physics Engine - Stacks of Boxes#

../../_images/pymunk_pegboard.png

Pymunk Physics Engine - Pegboard#

../../_images/pymunk_demo_top_down.png

Pymunk Demo - Top Down#

../../_images/pymunk_joint_builder.png

Pymunk Physics Engine - Joint Builder#

../../_images/pymunk_platformer.png

Pymunk Platformer#

Frame Buffers#

../../_images/minimap.png

Mini-Map#

../../_images/light_demo.png

Lighting Demo#

../../_images/transform_feedback.png

Transform Feedback#

../../_images/game_of_life_fbo1.png

Game of Life with Frame Buffers#

../../_images/perspective.png

Perspective#

Concept Games#

../../_images/asteroid_smasher.png

Asteroid Smasher#

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/pythonarcade/asteroids/main/screenshot.png

Asteroids with Shaders#

../../_images/slime_invaders.png

Slime Invaders#

../../_images/community-rpg.png

Community RPG#

../../_images/2048.png

2048#

../../_images/rogue_like.png

Rogue-Like#

Odds and Ends#

../../_images/sprite_collect_coins_background.png

Using a Background Image#

../../_images/parallax.png

Parallax#

../../_images/timer.png

On-Screen Timer#

../../_images/performance_statistics.png

Performance Statistics#

../../_images/text_loc_example_translated.png

Text Localization#

Tutorials#

../../_images/11_animate_character.png

Simple Platformer#

../../_images/solitaire_11.png

Solitaire Tutorial#

../../_images/crt_filter.png

CRT Filter#

../../_images/raycasting_tutorial.png

Ray-casting Shadows#

../../_images/pymunk_platformer_tutorial.png

Pymunk Platformer#

../../_images/shader_toy_tutorial.png

Shader Toy Tutorial - Glow#

Particle System#

../../_images/particle_fireworks.png

Particle System - Fireworks#

../../_images/particle_systems.png

Particle Systems#

Stress Tests#

../../_images/stress_test_draw_moving.png

Draw Moving Sprites Stress Test#

../../_images/stress_test_collision.png

Collision Stress Test#