Pygame, game development for python
Pygame 1.4 released on January 31, 2001 Pete Shinners (firstname.lastname@example.org) http://www.pygame.org
Pygame is a set of python modules written to help create games in Python. It allows for the creation of high quality games, yet is also simple enough for the beginning user to get started immediately.
Version 1.4 adds support for Mac OSX. There are also many small bugfixes and enhancements. For example pygame windows have default icons, more flexible function arguments, and finer control over cdrom audio playback.
Note that building pygame for yourself on OSX is still problematic as the latest versions of SDL and Python have bugs on this platform. These problems should be taken care of in following releases. In the meantime, look for a complete binary download of pygame and it's fixed dependencies.
For those new to the pygame library, it includes: * fullscreen or windowed framebuffer * multiple audio channel mixing, with streaming music * control of joystick, cdrom, mouse, and keyboard devices * antialiased truetype font rendering * variety of media formats: png, jpg, ogg, mp3, mod, and more
The pygame package also comes with complete documentation, tutorials, and many playable examples. There is both an active mailing list and irc channel available to help people get started.
Pygame is distributed under the LGPL licese, which is the same license used by many its dependencies.