Beginner Video Game Programming

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Fri Jul 1 06:30:29 UTC 2005


On Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 08:28:20PM -0400, Todd Deshane wrote:
>Hi,
>
>Does anyone have suggestions for a simple way to learn how to create
>video games?
>
>My cousin is about 10 years old, he and his friend have been wanting to
>learn how to make their own video games. I realize the takes some
>programming skills and that there are even colleges devoted to game
>programming, but I would just like to be able to give them a simple
>application they could start using to: 
>
>1) Get familar with programming concepts
>2) Be creative and make simple games
>3) Learn from and have fun

It might not be the best place to start, but if grasping programming
concepts are the key goal then python-pygame might be a good place to
start.

Some related links:

http://www.pygame.org/
http://arrowtheory.com/doc/python_games.html
http://www.libsdl.org/index.php

/M

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