Category Archives: Tutorial

Discover Python and Patterns (23): Create Levels

In this post, I want to show you how to load a level created by Tiled, a free level editor.

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Discover Python and Patterns (22): Animations

In this post, I propose to add an explosion animation when someone destroys a unit. It can be achieved in an effective way using the Observer pattern. I also add some optimization to get a smoother experience!

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Discover Python and Patterns (21): Bullets

It is time to shoot with our tank and destroy the towers! We have all we need: a state to represent bullets, commands to update them, layers for the rendering, and a UI to manage all of these.

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Discover Python and Patterns (20): Better commands

Since we saw the class inheritance, I can show you how to get a better implementation of the Command pattern. It eases a lot the management of commands and introduces exciting features.

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Discover Python and Patterns (19): Mouse

In this post, I want to use the mouse to orient the unit weapons.

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Discover Python and Patterns (18): Layers

We got a background now, but we can get a better one with layers! Now that we saw the class inheritance, I can show you how to create and add new layers of different kinds easily.

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Discover Python and Patterns (17): 2D arrays

We still have no background in our game: I add one in this post using 2D arrays.

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Discover Python and Patterns (16): Inheritance

In this post, I present the basics of class inheritance, to represent our units (the tank and the canon tower) more efficiently.

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Discover Python and Patterns (15): Lists

I introduce in this post Python lists: with them, we can store and process any number of items, for instance, all the canon towers in our game.

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