Before we start programming, we need to make sure everything’s in place for us to write our code and run it.
Start a terminal window¶
Run a terminal prompt
Make sure pgzrun, the PyGame Zero runner, is available:
Leave the terminal prompt open; we’ll use it to run the game
Create an empty file¶
Start IDLE3 and select File > New
(Or use some other editor which you prefer)
File > Save As > ~/<name>.py
(Don’t actually put <name>: put your name in)
Run the game¶
Go to the terminal prompt and type:
So if it was my game, I’d type:
Whenever you need to run the game, you don’t need to type that in again; just press the up-arrow key on the keyboard and the last command will be selected. Then just press the <Enter> key to run the command.