Python book -- Beginning Game Development with Python and Pygame
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An adult can learn game programming with this book, and then teach kids.

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Author: Will McGugan
Year: 2007
Publisher: APress

This is a good book for an adult who would like to learn to program games. You could use this book to learn Pygame, in order to teach your child. An advanced teenager might be able to use this book.

I like this book because it has clearly explanations. For example, page 14 says "Tuples are similar to lists with the exception that they are immutable; that is, like strings, once they have been created the contents cannot be changed." This is the best, most concise explanation of how tuples differ from lists that I have ever seen.

get a sample chapter here
chapter 5 -- making things move

get the table of contents here

get the source code for the examples in the book here

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This book has 4 stars on Amazon.

- Very easy to read.
- Great examples that actually work
- Chapters 1 & 2 give a great intro to python, so this would actually be a good book if you've never touched python before (but did have some programming experience)
- Lots of info using pygame+opengl
- A lot of examples use his gameobjects library, so a lot of the grunt-work coding is available to use already."

Rating (1 to 100) 75 = very good; 50 = good; 1 = unknown

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