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    I've decided I want to start Indie Game Dev, So I'm learning PyGame. I'd like to know if PyGame is a good choice for starting out?

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    Hello, I just started myself. I started using Game Maker 8(Coding, not drag and drop) I don't know what PyGame is but GM seems to be a great place to start. It has a really helpful community to help you sort your bugs and other issues

    Here is GM: http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/studio
    (There is a free version, but I would recommend the studio: standard asap)

    And here is some GREAT tutorials: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMa2RWXVuNw&feature=plcp
    This guy can get you started on the basics of programing.

    I don't know how good of an artist you are but some art and design skills are handy as well.
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    I tried Game Maker, i like making everything from scratch though. Game maker was to "Here, let me help you with that"

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    PyGame is a great start. I started there with pong, breakout and a platformer.

    So yes, good start. Keep at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightassassin View Post
    PyGame is a great start. I started there with pong, breakout and a platformer.

    So yes, good start. Keep at it.
    You know pygame? Could you point me in the right direction please? I've been finding it hard to learn pygame as i can't afford books, what is the best way i can learn?
    Last edited by JohnsonGamingTV; 10-06-2012 at 06:07 PM. Reason: Typo

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    PyGame Link - www.pygame.org/

    You'll find documentation, tutorials, downloads at the PyGame site.

    For questions like this, Best Resources For Learning PyGame, StackOverflow is the site. Google is your friend (perhaps.)

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    I tried looking at the tutorials on the PyGame website, but they don't really seem to be tutorials, more like refrences then anything.

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    From here? http://pygame.org/wiki/tutorials

    The ones I looked at seemed pretty tutorial-like to me.

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    Thanks for the info man!

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    You guys like the 2D game engines. Is that because it's a nice simple way to get started or because that's the sort of games you like?

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    a 2d game is easier to create and also you can focus on genres like platform or puzzle and make the next best seller.
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