Review: Beginning Game Development with Python and Pygame

Published on 2008-04-13 19:40:00+00:00

It's been out for a while now, and I'd always meant to write a review for this book... I pre-ordered it, and I've had it for a
while, but I haven't worked through the whole thing (though I've hit most of the latter chapters). Actually, this is not really a review, per se... just my succinct list of pros and cons.

So, without further ado:

Pros:* Very easy to read.

Cons:* My biggest complaint is the lack of discussion on Sprites. Pygame is really a 2D library, and I think he left out a lot of very important information by not discussing how the Sprite class can be used.

Overall, I think the book is worth getting unless you've already done
a few significant projects using pygame. It's definately an Intro
book, and it does a really good job giving the user an idea how to put
a project together.

Disclaimer: I'm a relative noob to pygame (~10 months), and I've been
using pygame for research projects in Augmented Reality (not
necessarily games) for both visual and non-visual (sound-only)