Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python

I’m writing a book geared towards teaching Python programming to kids. Here is the book project’s main page. I’ll make new posts as significant parts of the book are completed.

Here are some quick links:

17 Responses to “Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python”

  1. noah Says:

    Have you considered doing writing & publishing book here? http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior

  2. atheist. Says:

    Write about atheism.

  3. Dan Says:

    Not just for kids, you know, its also for computer illiterate people like me. Looking forward to the book’s completion!

  4. closedmouth Says:

    I wish I had a book like this when I was 9.

  5. Mitch Says:

    Have you considered making your book wiki-based? That way you could create the general layout and initial content you want and also have the option to allow others to tweak it, etc. As admin of course you could undo/delete parts that you didn’t like or thought fit well.

  6. Jason Says:

    Nice project. I hope you continue because I’ve been always hoping to start Python sometime soon.

  7. Bob Chatman Says:

    Hey man,

    This book seems be be coming together really well. I am an avid, reader/viewer and have spent many an afternoon enjoying your videos so far and hope to see more in the future.

    I hope you are doing alright. Take care & Happy New Year

  8. Adrian Says:

    If any of you need a good example of Python in gaming, just take a look at EVE Online. If you’ve ever played or seen the game, you should know the extent of this programming language’s ability.

  9. Hilary Says:

    I have 9 year old twins (one of each flavor) and have been wondering how and where to get them into programming. Please keep be apprised of your book progress, I could offer some 9 year old proof readers and test subjects. Assuming that you have checked the field, do you have ant other suggestions or suggested texts or programs for this purpose?

  10. Locksmyth Says:

    9 or 10 seems a little older then the audience I’d target, but I got my first computer at about 6/7 and started BASIC programming then.

    You might want to check out this site: http://scratch.mit.edu
    It might be a good idea for a making book geared towards younger children.

    Hilary you might be interested in trying that scratch as well.

  11. Dan Says:
  12. rob Says:

    i’ve read your first two chapters.. and even for older people (I’m 17) it would prove helpful.. an easy pace for leisurely types.. great for hobbyists

  13. cal Says:

    very very very good

  14. John Says:

    Al, I applaud your efforts and goals. I credit the experience that I had in coding with really sharpening my thought processes. I will try to follow your progress.

  15. hyrcan Says:

    I just thought of something…as I was sitting here reading your website on my OLPC…

    They come with Pippy! A Python IDE-ish application. Not sure if you’d be interested, but maybe you’re work on the book can be used along side the OLPC project?

    Just an idea that popped into my head. :)

  16. samuel Says:

    i need a good game deisgn software like the crystal tools(final fantasy 13)

  17. Milad Says:

    hello !

    May i translate this book to Persian for commercial use ?

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