Sunday, April 25, 2010

Create Your Own Games with Quickly Pygame

A couple of months ago I created a Quickly template with the goal of making it easy and fun to get started my games. The template doesn't have any "add" or "design" commands, but it does have all the other commands. The template creates a functioning arcade-style game, and then you provide you own artwork and start hacking the code to make your own gameplay.

$quickly tutorial ubuntu-pygame is the best way to get a detailed introduction into getting started making your own game, but here's some video of hacking the code. I hope it inspires you to try your hand at creating your own games.

Part 1: Create the game, copy in your artwork, and make the guy work the way you want

Part 2: Program the enemies

Part 3: Create a power up sprite, and manage collisions