Monthly Archives: January 2011

facebook like box and bigger logo

The Facebook-Likebox, leading to the Facebook-Fanpage of ThePyhtonGameBook is finally working. I had to use Dokuwikis facebook-plugin instead of the html-code generated by facebook to make it work inside Dokuwiki. Please make use of the “like” button to boost my … Continue reading

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pygame: scrolling and minimap

A new page in ThePythonGameBook is online, complete with video: http://thepythongamebook.com/en:part2:pygame:step022 This page enhances the previous tank demo with a big srcolling playing area and a minimap. Tanks and shots are visible on both the playing area and the minimap. … Continue reading

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boys, schools and gaming

interesting TED video about the topic boys, schools and gaming by Ali Carr-Chellman: The speaker notes that “we must design better games” (for learning) and “educational games have less budget than World of Warcraft”. I want to add that no … Continue reading

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New Facebook Fan page

Good news, everyone: ThePythonGameBook has now it’s own Facebook – Fanpage (also linked from this blog): http://www.facebook.com/pages/ThePythonGameBook/181647295191908 I hope that the Facebook Fanpage url will change into http://www.facebook.com/pages/ThePythonGameBook/ as soon as i reach 100 Fans. So far, 10 hours after … Continue reading

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rotating toward a (moving) target

Good news, everyone: Another new page in ThePythonGameBook wiki ! http://thepythongamebook.com/en:part2:pygame:step021 This time, the tankdemo is slightly altered to demonstrate how to rotate toward a target. Please notice that the video as well as the graphic display a older version … Continue reading

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Shooting bullets from the end of a cannon barrel

Finally i found time and energy to write a new wiki page for ThePythonGameBook: http://thepythongamebook.com/en:part2:pygame:step020 : “How to shooting bullets from the end of a cannon barrel” Special thanks to Jonathan Persson for writing me an email about this problem. … Continue reading

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. … Continue reading

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