It’ll soon be PyWeek! Why not use Mu for a week of Pythonic game making fun? Your prize will be the fun of taking part and the respect of your peers.

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.

What’s involved?

The PyWeek challenge:

  1. Invites entrants to write a game in one week from scratch either as an individual or in a team,
  2. Is intended to be challenging and fun,
  3. Will hopefully increase the public body of game tools, code and expertise,
  4. Will let a lot of people actually finish a game, and
  5. 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.

What are you waiting for..?