About Aeolus

I've been programming for years as a hobby. I started out with Visual Basic at a young age, switched to Java for a bit, and now I mainly use Python. I'm relatively new to game development and it's really fun! A side project I'm working on is a chat bot AI in Python.

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Python and Game Development

Posted by
Saturday, August 13th, 2016 10:47 am

I’m pretty new to Ludum Dare. I just recently got into game development, but I’ve been programming for years. I’ve been using python 3 with the pygame library for game development. Around the website, I’ve seen a few people using python as well. I’ve heard python isn’t the best for game development, and I’m using it currently because that’s the main language I’ve been coding in. I have a few questions about python and game development:

Is python good for game development? Why or why not?

Are there any tools or libraries you would recommend?

Have you used python for game development in the past, and do you currently?

Right now my impression is that, as python is a high level language, it is slower for memory intensive games. If I continue with game development, I would probably switch to another language. So far I haven’t had any problems with it, because I’ve been programming pretty simplistic 2D games.

Any feedback would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

I’m in

Posted by
Friday, August 12th, 2016 9:06 pm

I will be entering LD 36. This will be my first full LD. I entered an unfinished game to MiniLD 69 to try out game development. I will be using python 3 with the pygame library.

New LD Member

Posted by
Friday, July 29th, 2016 4:10 pm

Hello, I’m new to Ludum Dare (and game development), so I’m entering the Mini LD #69 to see if I can create a game. I’m using python3 and pygame as well as PyCharm for my IDE. I’ve been programming for a 4 or 5 years and got interested in game development. Any tips for Ludum Dare, game development, or python would be appreciated. Thanks!

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