Sample Python/Pygame Programs
Simpson College Computer Science
Explanation video: http://youtu.be/qbEEcQXw8aw
# Define some colors
BLACK = (0, 0, 0)
WHITE = (255, 255, 255)
GREEN = (0, 255, 0)
RED = (255, 0, 0)
This class represents the ball
It derives from the "Sprite" class in Pygame
def __init__(self, color, width, height):
""" Constructor. Pass in the color of the block,
and its x and y position. """
# Call the parent class (Sprite) constructor
# Create an image of the block, and fill it with a color.
# This could also be an image loaded from the disk.
self.image = pygame.Surface([width, height])
# Fetch the rectangle object that has the dimensions of the image
# Update the position of this object by setting the values
# of rect.x and rect.y
self.rect = self.image.get_rect()
""" Reset position to the top of the screen, at a random x location.
Called by update() or the main program loop if there is a collision.
self.rect.y = random.randrange(-300, -20)
self.rect.x = random.randrange(0, screen_width)
""" Called each frame. """
# Move block down one pixel
self.rect.y += 1
# If block is too far down, reset to top of screen.
if self.rect.y > 410:
""" The player class derives from Block, but overrides the 'update'
functionality with new a movement function that will move the block
with the mouse. """
# Get the current mouse position. This returns the position
# as a list of two numbers.
pos = pygame.mouse.get_pos()
# Fetch the x and y out of the list,
# just like we'd fetch letters out of a string.
# Set the player object to the mouse location
self.rect.x = pos
self.rect.y = pos
# Initialize Pygame
# Set the height and width of the screen
screen_width = 700
screen_height = 400
screen = pygame.display.set_mode([screen_width, screen_height])
# This is a list of 'sprites.' Each block in the program is
# added to this list. The list is managed by a class called 'Group.'
block_list = pygame.sprite.Group()
# This is a list of every sprite. All blocks and the player block as well.
all_sprites_list = pygame.sprite.Group()
for i in range(50):
# This represents a block
block = Block(BLACK, 20, 15)
# Set a random location for the block
block.rect.x = random.randrange(screen_width)
block.rect.y = random.randrange(screen_height)
# Add the block to the list of objects
# Create a red player block
player = Player(RED, 20, 15)
# Loop until the user clicks the close button.
done = False
# Used to manage how fast the screen updates
clock = pygame.time.Clock()
score = 0
# -------- Main Program Loop -----------
while not done:
for event in pygame.event.get():
if event.type == pygame.QUIT:
done = True
# Clear the screen
# Calls update() method on every sprite in the list
# See if the player block has collided with anything.
blocks_hit_list = pygame.sprite.spritecollide(player, block_list, False)
# Check the list of collisions.
for block in blocks_hit_list:
score += 1
# Reset block to the top of the screen to fall again.
# Draw all the spites
# Limit to 20 frames per second
# Go ahead and update the screen with what we've drawn.