Alex Bowers started his programming career learning PHP and MySQL, for a small project that he wanted to complete. Two years later, he had completed the project and become a bonifide PHP and mySQL expert. Alex was hooked- he just couldn’t get enough of coding. This was the beginning of a life long passion for programming.
Alex’s style is very much compatible with LearnToProgram.tv’s mission: to provide easy to access technical education for students worldwide. Traditional classroom teaching is passé for Alex: His goal is to teach thousands of students he has never met from all countries and cultures.
Since Alex began teaching, he has been an administrator on a hugely successful forum, PHPacademy. Alex has also authored and produce content for various other educational sources all over the net.
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Have you always wanted to create your own computer game, but weren't sure how to begin? Are you new to programming and aren't certain if you're up to the challenge? Are you a professional programmer who wants to learn how to make a game? Do you want to learn more about game development? Have you been looking for a step-by-step explanation of how to get started?
In this fun and comprehensive python game development course, instructor Alex Bowers will show you how to successfully develop your very own computer game with the Python programming language. He will walk you through the programming of a game called "Monster," in which a monster will chase and try to eat your character! Step-by-step, you will learn how to create a game menu, how to develop your characters and items, how to make your characters move using key commands, and how to input different settings to make your python game programming more challenging and fun!
•Create a start menu
•Make your characters, including your player (protagonist) and a monster (antagonist)
•Assign jobs and locations to your characters and items
•Make sure your items and characters don't run into each other
•Ways to make the game more exciting for the player
•How to win the game
If you are looking to create a simple, but fun computer game, this is the perfect course for you! Once you complete this python game development course, you will be well on your way to becoming a professional game programmer and developing more elaborate games in the future!
Take a look at how to program your characters and items to show in different parts of the grid every time a new game is started.
Best way to learn is to work on an example that is fun. Keep up your good training courses!!
The instructor just types in code and says what he is typing. There is very little in the form of actual explanations. Also, the code is not very Pythonic, with syntax that is technically legal but not really seen in Python code.
This was a fun little program to write. There wasn't much explaining on what many of the commands used in python were or what they did, but it was fun to go through and do the whole program and learn a little more in python! Thank you for this intro!
Well, after seeing only 15 minutes of course (Lecture 2) I can tell, that author doesn't know good practices in Python, specific solutions, idioms, hacks, you would say. I have no doubt, that he is good programmer, maybe even PHP expert, but I wouldn't recommend this course to someone, who want to learn code in Python. Author has bad habbits from other languages...
This course is perfect for someone looking to apply the basic Python skills they know with some instruction. I've known Python for a while but wasn't exactly sure what to do with the knowledge, and this course have me an excellent start to that. I would NOT suggest this course to people completely new to Python, so make sure you take a beginner course from him or anywhere else before you start.