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Program Arcade Games: With Python and Pygame, Fourth Edition by Paul Vincent Craven

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CHAPTER 1

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Before Getting Started…

This introductory chapter has two parts:

  • Getting your computer set up to write games.

  • Job and career prospects in technology.

Installing and Starting Python

To get started, two programs need to be installed: Python and Pygame. Python is the computer language we will program in, and Pygame is a library of commands that will help make writing games easier.

Windows Installation

If you are working with a computer that already has Python and Pygame set up on it, you can skip this step. But if you want to set up Python and Pygame on your own Windows computer, don’t worry. It is very easy.

  1. Run the Python installer ...

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