I took a break from ErgMate today to look around a bit at PyGame. Eventually found this game – Escape from Anathema Mines. Phil Hassey created it for the 2005 Ludum Dare contest. It’s a lot of fun, but I’m impressed that in a quick game (48 hours) with pygame he was able to add shading – note how the boulder blocks the miner’s light.
There are many higher-level libraries that wrap pygame. It’s hard to tell which one to use, or perhaps it’s better to just stay with pygame itself. Any ideas?
Note – Christmas comes early this year as there is a new release of pygame coming out in a week or two!