Games Made w/ Python

Jonathan Gardner jgardn at alumni.washington.edu
Thu Dec 13 16:48:01 CET 2001


On Thursday 13 December 2001 03:10 pm, nobody at nowhere wrote:
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> Is Python an appropriate language for game programming?
>
> TIA.

http://bttotalcontrol.sf.net/

A little history, I've tried C++, I've tried perl, but I was only able to 
make progress with Python. The C++ and perl code eventually turned into a 
maintenance nightmare. Not to mention it was impossible to tweak. With 
Python, everything seems to runs smooth.

Also, Python is so quick to run up and get working, I was able to replace 
important, complicated parts in a jiffy with experimental code. For instance, 
the 3D engine has been through extensive modifications. I think I have 6 or 7 
different versions lying around on the cutting floor, and I am working on 
version 8 or 9. I have lost count.

I plan to write some C or C++ code eventually, but only after the python code 
stabilizes and I am happy with what I see.

Jonathan




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