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A cross-platfrom library designed to make it easy for the programmer within you to write multimedia software, such as games, in Python

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Pygame provides you with a toolbox to open up and start your Python-based video game projects in no time at all. The included modules can surely prove enough to enable you start working on new designs for your ideas.

Although the end product cannot compete with the games produced by some of the most popular video game studios out there, such as 2K Games, Activision, Bethesda Softworks, BioWare, Blizzard Entertainment, Crytek, Digital Illusions, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Konami, Rockstar Games or Square Enix, Pygame does not withhold the level of imagination you can inject within your projects.

This way, you can really produce masterpieces as long as you have a certain level of knowledge when it comes to Python as well as the SDL (Simple DirectMedia Layer) library. As long as you are a stranger within this business, you can start learning the basics and soon build up simple design from scratch, evolving them as you go along, comprehending more and more.

Pygame is far from the no-brainer mentality that other platforms may present to the end-user, mostly based on graphics rather than story and gameplay mechanics. In order to be appealing, a video game must excel in at least one of the following categories: story, gameplay, concept, video or sound (according to the Softpedia Games experienced editorial team).

As long as you have a great idea that you can represent within Pygame, due to your know-how related to Python and SDL, then this is the environment to build it in. No one can foresee the success it may have once it reaches the community and with project such as Greenlight from Steam or the Desura platform, you can distribute your video game much easier than before.

Pygame was reviewed by Alexandru Pintilie
Last updated on January 3rd, 2014