Finished. what now?

python

#1

Sooo I finally finished all codeacademy python lessons (yey) what should I do now to keep learning? I'm more interested in game programming, but I think I should learn more before trying to program a game (?),I dont even know how to import pictures to be shown in the game


#2

My friend has made some basic games using it or you could try making a calculator but after a bit I would just move onto a different language if you plan on making games


#3

Well, you could learn more python (There are many resources online), you can also write python scripts on your own computer to gain experience

If you want to make a simple 2d game (or even 3d i believe) you can use python, take a look at pygame

But for bigger games, you really need a different language.


#4

You could start on a different course, like Ruby.


#5

I think moving to another language, especially language I wont be able to really do advanced things with will be a waste of time.


#6

Ill try to start with 2d, but the pygame site is so uncomfortable and I cant understand sh1t + I dont any ideas for things I can do...


#7

Well, if you want a language which can do advanced things i recommend C++. This is a powerful programming language, allowing you to many things. It also has a good number of game engines. I believe GTA 5 is written for a huge part of C++


#8

I see. Are you looking towards a simple game, or one that takes time?


#9

Writing a game (even in pygames) is at least intermediate level. Well, you can make a breakout game? I think that is a good game to start with, and i am sure there are many tutorials on how to make breakout in different language with different library's


#10

whats a breakout game? (sry for stupid question)


#11

The game is called breakout, i think everyone played it at least once in there life. You can google it: breaktout, it will give you something like this


#12

ok, in general, I want to advance to c++ but not now. I want to stay on python for now to gain more experience AND I already learned some of python so I want to use it. I want to make a pretty simple 2D game that won't take more than a week or two. My biggest problems are: I dont have any idea for something I can create, I didnt make any big things in python, and third (I think the biggest) I DONT EVEN KNOW HOW TO INSERT A PICTURE, not even talking about a moving one, what means I cant create a game because it probably means I dont know other basic stuff


#13

You might like these courses https://www.coursera.org/learn/interactive-python-1


#14

Think he needs some projects to get in habit of using python