A zero-boilerplate 2D games framework
A zero-boilerplate games programming framework based on Pygame.
Pygame Zero consists of a runner pgzrun that will run a Pygame Zero script with a full game loop and a range of useful builtins.
Here’s some of the neat stuff you can do. Note that each of these is a self-contained script. There’s no need for any imports or anything else in the file.
Draw graphics (assuming there’s a file like images/dog.png or images/dog.jpg):
def draw(): screen.clear() screen.blit(images.dog, (10, 50))
Play the sound sounds/eep.wav when you click the mouse:
def on_mouse_down(): sounds.eep.play()
Draw an “actor” object (with the sprite images/alien.png) that moves across the screen:
alien = Actor('alien') alien.pos = 10, 10 def draw(): screen.clear() alien.draw() def update(): alien.x += 1 if alien.left > WIDTH: alien.right = 0
- Install Pygame for Python 3 * https://bitbucket.org/pygame/pygame/downloads - Windows * https://launchpad.net/~thopiekar/+archive/ubuntu/pygame - Ubuntu
- Install Pygame Zero (python setup.py install)
- “python3 -m pgzero <pgzero program>” or (if installed correctly) pgzrun <program>
The full documentation is at http://pygame-zero.readthedocs.org/.
Read the tutorial at http://pygame-zero.readthedocs.org/en/latest/introduction.html for a taste of the other things that Pygame Zero can do.