From the PyWeek website:

The next challenge is PyWeek 4, which will run in the first week of April.

Register NOW!

The PyWeek challenge:

  1. Invites entrants to write a game in one week from scratch either as an individual or in a team,
  2. Is intended to be challenging and fun,
  3. Will hopefully increase the public body of game tools, code and expertise,
  4. Will let a lot of people actually finish a game, and
  5. May inspire new projects (with ready made teams!)

Entries must be developed in Python during the challenge, and must incorporate some theme decided at the start of the challenge. See the challenge rules for more information.

I haven’t tried participating in one of these yet (I got as far as signing in and writing a very enthusiastic plan of action, but no code 😀 ), but I think I should give this a shot this April, and you should, too! I’m amazed at the output that this has generated so far – in a span of just one week, plenty of very good games have been written. The physics-based Nelly’s Rooftop Garden and the well-polished Trip on the Funny Boat are personal favorites – try downloading these games and see what can be done in just a week.

Making good art has always been my weakness – that’s why I rely so much on SpriteLib. Maybe I should consider using simple geometric objects and pygame.draw… 🙂