Creating a Game in Pygame: Health, Score and Lives

After completing today’s tutorial we will have finished a lot of loose ends in the space shooter. Every game has some kind of display or system to tell the player their current status, such as their health or strength, and some kind of reward system, displaying a score or even giving actual rewards for achieving some goal. These are all used as a way to give the player feedback about

Creating a Game in Pygame: Animating Sprites

There is something magical about animation. Seeing each still image assembled on top of one another with ever so slight variations to create the illusion of movement. And then playing those animations at higher speeds to create a moving picture. I still remember my first game was just a square that could move, but the first time I made it move I knew I loved game making and programming. Today,