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By Will McGugan

Based on industry examine enterprise NPD, the online game marketplace maintains to determine explosive development, with sales expanding 18% to $13.5 billion in 2006. Given the new releases of the most recent Nintendo and Sony gaming consoles, coupled with ever extra robust own desktops, it stands to cause this will purely keep growing, and with it the variety of enterprises coming into the industry and participants looking to make a profession in game development.

This ebook presents readers with an introductory source for studying the best way to create compelling video games utilizing the open resource Python programming language and Pygame video games improvement library. Authored by means of veteran and Python specialist Will McGugan, readers are handled to a accomplished, useful creation to video games improvement utilizing those well known applied sciences. they could additionally capitalize upon a number of counsel and methods the writer has gathered over his profession developing video games for a number of the world's greatest gaming builders.

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In the case of a while loop, a value of True tells Python to carry on around the loop one more time, but a value of False CHAPTER 2 ■ EXPLORING PYTHON causes Python to skip past the code block. ) The important thing to remember with boolean logic is that there are no in-between values: you can’t have 25 percent true and 75 percent false—it’s always one or the other! Listing 2-1. = 100 print health - damage > 0 print fugu == "tasty" Running this simple script produces the following output: False True True Boolean values can be treated just like any other Python type, so you could have a variable that refers to a boolean.

And Operator Often you have several conditions you want to check for. Let’s say we want to eat fugu if it is tasty and under $100 a plate. 0. Table 2-1 lists how the and operator combines values, but I hope it is self-explanatory. You can find this operator at work in real life; for example, my car will start only if the battery is not dead and I have gas. Table 2-1. Truth Table for the And Operator Logic Result False and False False True and False False False and True False True and True True Or Operator To complement the and operator, we have the or operator, which results in True if either the first or second value is True.

Let’s unpack our tuple into two variables: one for the area code and one for the number. >>> my_tuple=('555', 'EATFUGU') >>> area_code, number = my_tuple >>> area_code '555' >>> number 'EATFUGU' Here you can see that in a single line, Python has unpacked the two parts of our tuple into two separate values. Unpacking actually works for lists and other Python objects, but you will most often use it with tuples. Another way to extract the values in a tuple is to convert it into a list. You can do this by constructing a list with the tuple as a parameter—for example, list(my_tuple) will return the CHAPTER 1 ■ INTRODUCING PYTHON list equivalent, which is ['555', 'EATFUGU'].

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