Learn to program with Python and Pygame by building a game from scratch!
Python is not only one of the most in-demand languages, but can be used for everything from data science to apps. With the addition of multimedia, you can also make games with Python, which serve both as a fun way to learn programming and a path to building your dream games.
Using Pygame, a set of Python modules designed specifically for game development, you’ll explore a variety of game mechanics useful for many different kinds of projects. You’ll learn techniques for player movement, enemy collisions, adding graphics, and more – all while creating a simple road-crossing game with each step.
By the end, you’ll have a grasp on both fundamental skills for future game projects and practical Python programming knowledge for creating real-world applications!
This course assumes basic familiarity with Python programming.
You will learn how to:
- Implement basic game window functionality
- Draw images to the screen
- Create player and enemy object classes
- Listen for key presses to control movement
- Detect collisions between objects
- Control gameplay flow with winning and losing
Courses by the World’s Best
Our course instructors aren’t just fun to learn from – they’re qualified coders who have been formally certified for their excellent programming and teaching skills. That way, you can be confident that you’re developing strong, modern skills that will set you up for success as a developer.
WHO CAN TAKE THESE COURSES?
We start with the absolute basics and go through everything step-by-step – so even if you have zero experience in programming, you’ll be able to easily follow along.
More experienced? Whether you’re wanting to brush up, expand your skills, or learn a new technology, our courses are structured in a way that makes it easy to skip ahead to the lessons that are relevant and interesting to you.
REINFORCE YOUR LEARNING
Zenva’s courses feature quick challenges that will speed up your learning.
Access live coding lessons where you can practice coding right in your browser, and instantly see the results of any changes you make to the code:
Reinforce key concepts with in-course quizzes, which appear throughout courses:
COURSES BY THE WORLD’S BEST
Our course instructors aren’t just fun to learn from – they’re also serious gamers, qualified coders, and have been formally certified by Unity Technologies and CompTIA for their excellent programming and teaching skills. That way, you can be confident that you’re developing strong, modern skills that will set you up for success as a game developer.
YOUR COURSES, YOUR WAY
Learn with project-based courses that are designed to be flexible – access them 24/7, fit them around your schedule, and choose the learning materials that suit you best.
With an online platform optimized for all modern devices, you can even learn on the go!
✅ Watch video lessons
✅ Download course printouts
✅ Explore interactive lessons
✅ Practice with source code
✅ Build real projects
✅ Earn completion certificates
ACHIEVE REAL RESULTS
Our community of 1,000,000+ learners and developers have used the skills learned with us to publish their own games and websites, land their dream jobs, and even start their own businesses – and you have the potential to do the same!
Check out what our learners think below:
I love the lectures, concise course objectives, and how they not only teach you enough to get started, but prepare you for the advanced stuff later down the road.
With Zenva, I started learning a more accurate way to approach problems and develop solutions. It’s full of interesting topics that I love to learn in conjunction with my work.
I chose Zenva because of the large selection of topics and the fact that I can choose what courses I want to take whenever I want to take them. That level of freedom is unique to Zenva.
The Unity courses at Zenva helped me achieve a level of comfort with game development that I didn’t think was possible. They give you the confidence to expand your skills, and were so easy to understand.