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MERCURY LEARNING and INFORMATION provides print and digital content in the areas of science and medicine, technology and computing, engineering, and mathematics (STEM disciplines) designed for the professional/reference, trade, library, higher education, career school, and online training markets. We embrace both traditional and innovative publishing models designed to accommodate the needs of the intended audience by using the appropriate delivery methods.

Game Development Using Python

James R. Parker, PhD
University of Calgary

ISBN: 978-1-683921-80-6
Pub Date:  June 2018
Specs: 7 x 9   Paperback
Pages: 400
Price: $54.95


This book will guide you through the basic game development process, covering game development topics including graphics, sound, artificial intelligence, animation, game engines, Web-based games, etc. Real games will be created using Python and Pygame. The companion files will contain example code, games, and color figures.



Chapter 1. Introduction to Game Internals; Chapter 2. Graphics and Image with Python; Chapter 3. Sound; Chapter 4. 2D Game Example: Hockey Pong; Chapter 5. 3D Graphics; Chapter 6. Artificial Intelligence and Collision Detection; Chapter 7. Example 3D Game; Chapter 8. Web-Based Games and Processing.js; Chapter 9. Animations and Video; Chapter 10. Android; Chapter 11. Networking and Multi-player Games; Chapter 12. A Simple Multiplayer example; Appendix A. Math for Games; Appendix B. Processing Basics


J. R. Parker, PhD is a professor of Art Digital Media at the University of Calgary. His areas of research include computer games and media art, computer simulation, and educational technology.  Dr. Parker is the author of The Guide to Simulations and Games (Wiley) and Algorithms for Image Processing and Computer Vision, Second Edition (Wiley).