How to Create the Hangman Game in Python
A Step-By-Step Guide For Teenagers and Absolute Python Beginners
_RE YOU _ H_NGM_N PL_YER?
Anna is 13 years old. She loves to play computer games.
In fact, she wants to finish school ASAP because she dreams of becoming a game developer.
Her parents, her grandparents, her teachers – and even some of her best friends – want to support her. Unfortunately, they don’t have any experience with programming. For them, programmers need to study computer science FIRST – before they can start coding. That’s why they argue:
"Finish school, get good grades, study computer science, and in ten to twenty years, you can become a professional game developer."
Anna is frustrated. She wants to start NOW but she cannot escape the belief systems in her environment. She convinces herself that THIS DREAM is not going to be fulfilled for decades.
But how is she supposed to wait for twenty years before she can even start developing computer games? She learns, at an early age, that her dreams are so far away – she cannot even imagine reaching them.
She knows that a lot will happen in twenty years – and it’s unlikely that she will end up developing computer games.
Deep inside, she has given up her ...
... dream of becoming a game developer.
Fortunately, Anna’s uncle Robert constantly educates himself about coding in the popular programming language Python. Robert reads books, completes online courses, and reads programming newsletters online. In a Python email course, he has found this fun online coding course for teenagers and absolute beginners.
As a gift for Anna’s 14th anniversary, Robert gives her this 1-day hangman course.
After a few days, Anna has already finished the course. She is hooked. Her coding career has started. Not in 20 years, not in 10 years, not even in 5 years.
Soon, she starts developing her own mini-games – just for fun – and bootstrapping from the simple 20-line code basis of the hangman course.
In 20 years, when Anna will have developed many successful computer games, she will still be forever grateful to Robert for being the person that introduced her to the unbelievable, fun programming language Python.
Do YOU know someone like Anna? Or are you Anna yourself?
Then don’t waste any more time, stop procrastinating, and take the FIRST step towards your career as a Python developer (games or not). It’s fun.
Joining this course may easily be the best decision in your life. Here is what the course is NOT about...
- … It’s not for perfectionists.
- … It’s not for academics, theorists, and programming geniuses.
- … It’s not a mathematically ambitious course on 3D game development, computer graphics, and user interface.
- … It’s not a long, dry, and boring Python tutorial with endless lists of keywords, data structures, and an introduction to complexity analysis of algorithms.
While this stuff is important, starting your programming career like this is a sure way to lose motivation, drive, and ambition. That’s not the idea of this course.
Instead, this course is a practical, hands-on, and fun tutorial for you and me.
The goal is to drastically reduce the time to code. Within 2-3 hours, you will have modified, installed, and understood the basics of Python source code. It is an easy first step on your journey to mastery in Python.
In other words, this course throws you into the cold water without preparing you for the dangers, challenges, and obstacles that will await you there.
Why? Because you must see the need for those concepts in the real world yourself. This way, you’ll be much more motivated to learn them. Practice is an excellent motivator.
But no worries, I’ll teach you how to swim as we go along: You start with playing a round of hangman yourself – in the most basic form without any fancy computer graphics but right in your shell.
Then, you’ll watch the videos, download and install Python on your computer, and run your first program in the Python shell: the hangman game.
You’ll learn about key technologies and concepts right when you need them. Not before.
I’ll test your knowledge along the way with many small puzzles and quizzes. This helps strengthen your learned knowledge so that you can retain it longer.
Here is what you are getting with this course:
- Your 8 downloadable video lessons (67 minutes watch time) to help you learn the Python basics from the comfort of your home.
- Your 48 puzzles and quizzes to test and strengthen your learned knowledge.
- Your 3 coding exercises to challenge your friend and start working with code.
- Your source code of the Hangman game as a Python program. You can play it yourself or against your friends – or use as a basis for your own Python mini-games.
- Your exclusive community access to our helpful Facebook community of other course members to help you out and push you to higher levels of coding – even years after you have taken this course. Maybe you’ll find your first coding friends for life?
- Your Python interpreter to run Python code right in the course area online (without even having to install Python on your computer).
- Your 5 Python cheat sheets – your constant companions on your new path of becoming a Python pro.
- Your hand-selected references to resources that will guide you after you have successfully completed your first Python course (preventing you from wasting months or even years on the wrong learning material and strategy).
- [BONUS 1] Your first Python certificate to proudly smash into the skeptical faces of your parents, friends, and teachers who didn’t believe that you can already start coding your own games.
- [BONUS 2] Your free personal training plan as a spreadsheet based on educational research of efficient learning (70% practice, 30% theory) to be your accountability partner for learning Python.
- [BONUS 3] Your personal gift card so that you can freely share this course with the people you care about.
Don't wait any longer – reduce your TIME TO CODE by years!
Christian is working as a doctoral computer science researcher in the area of distributed systems in Stuttgart, Germany. He has published several research papers on international conferences and has taught many students in computer science, graph theory, and distributed systems. Christian's mission is to serve aspiring coders through Finxter.com and Coffee Break Python—and to help them kickstart their computer science skills.
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