Get Started with Code Angel
The tutorial videos on this page will walk you through how to get set up so that you can begin learning to code Python games with Code Angel.
Installation (Mac OS X)
Follow these steps to install Python and Pygame on Mac OS
Follow these steps to install Pygame on Linux
Bugs and debugging
A bug is simply an error in a computer program. It is very likely that any programs that you write will contain bugs. This video lists some of the steps and strategies that you can use to get rid of your program bugs. This process is known as debugging.
Common mistakes in Python programs
It is easy to make mistakes when entering a program. At Code Angel we regularly see mistakes in Python code, and we have highlighted the most common Python mistakes in this video.
Indentation refers to the spaces that are used at the start of each line of code. In Python, using the correct indentation is crucial and this video explains how indenation should be used correctly. The Code Angel Book of Code uses markers to show the indentation levels for each of the 12 free Python game projects.
Each Code Angel program code listing uses internal comments to explain how different parts of the program code work. In Python, the # symbol is used to denote an internal comment. This tutorial explains more about internal comments.