[Tutor] Sandbox Game
steve at pearwood.info
Mon Feb 6 00:47:35 CET 2012
Nate Lastname wrote:
> Hey List,
> I am thinking about making a sandbox game. Where should I start? Has
> anyone done this before? I'm having trouble in MANY places, and
This mailing list is for learning the Python programming language, not for
answering arbitrary questions about anything vaguely related to Python. But in
general, if you want to make games in Python, you can do far worse than to
start with PyGame.
Please define what you mean by "sandbox game". Do you mean a game that
simulates playing in a sandbox? Or a game that runs in a (security) sandbox?
Or something else?
Running Python in a sandbox is a big, big task. In general, I would say it
can't be done without assistance from the operating system, e.g. using a Unix
chroot to limit access to the file system. But you could try PyPy, which I
understand has a restricted Python mode.
> I couldn't
> find any similar projects with a Google search.
I find that difficult to believe. Perhaps you have other constraints that you
are keeping secret, because the first page of Google search includes a link to
someone who wrote a sandbox game (whatever that is!) similar to "World of Goo"
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