Python Minigames

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This project is part of the liveProject series Python Minigames
basic Python • object-oriented programming
skills learned
software design • assertions • exceptions • error handling • refactoring • modularizing code • software quality • fulfilling software requirements
Jaya Moore
1 week · 4-6 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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In this liveProject, you’ll use Python to build a simple text-based escape room game to help enhance the experience of a real-world escape game. This project involves following all the steps in a software development process, from reviewing your client’s given requirements, to designing, building, and testing your code. You’ll gain experience operating within a set of requirements and refactoring your code to optimize class definitions, tighten up functions, and make sure it’s Pythonic!

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Jaya Moore
Jaya Moore is a developer enablement professional with a specialization in developer education. She has extensive experience serving organizations across the world as a technical writer, web developer, and data scientist. She has been learning and writing about Python for over six years.


The liveProject is for intermediate-level Python practitioners who are familiar with Python, the fundamental aspects of object-oriented programming, and the general stages of the software development process. You’ll need a strong understanding of how a program is structured, as well as patience to test and tweak your code until it achieves the desired functionality. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be comfortable with the following:

  • Basic Python
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Sanitizing user input
  • Making assertions
  • Catching errors
  • Raising exceptions
  • Debugging

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll write a script that can scrape data from a website and encode the data with a given cipher. The skills you’ll learn throughout this project will be directly applicable to your job as a web developer, analyst, cryptographer, or data scientist.

  • Software requirements
  • Software quality
  • Software design
  • Refactoring
  • Modularizing code


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