Mission Python (No Starch Press)
Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Aimed at "teens and young adults", this book is a space-themed guide to building a complete computer game in Python. Author Sean McManus explains programming fundamentals like loops, strings, and lists in the process of building a game with a map to explore, items to collect, and tricky logic puzzles to solve. The book also contains exercises and mini-projects, like making a spacewalk simulator and creating an astronaut's safety checklist to illustrate Python skills.



Author: Sean McManus
Publisher: No Starch
Date: October 2018
Pages: 280
ISBN: 978-1593278571
Print: 1593278578
Kindle:  B072STNXT8
Audience: Would-be Python developers
Level: Introductory
Category: Python and Graphics & Games


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Sean McManus is author of Cool Scratch Projects  and Scratch Programming In Easy Steps, both awarded top 5-star ratings by our reviewers. 

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