I wrote my first game as an entry for the last PyWeek, and came a respectable 8th out of 23. I was able to use Mu’s PyGameZero mode to quickly create something goofy yet fun. My starting point was the easy to follow PyGameZero tutorial. I like to think it amateur, rather than amateurish:
It was a huge amount of fun, the community involved is friendly and supportive and I’d like to encourage as many people to enter for the upcoming competition.
The PyWeek challenge:
- Invites entrants to write a game in one week from scratch either as an individual or in a team,
- Is intended to be challenging and fun,
- Will hopefully increase the public body of game tools, code and expertise,
- Will let a lot of people actually finish a game, and
- May inspire new projects (with ready made teams!)
Entries must be developed in Python during the challenge, and must incorporate some theme decided at the start of the challenge.