Chapter 2. Hunt the Wumpus


This chapter covers
  • Writing your first real program
  • How programs work
  • Some easy ways to organize programs


Now that you have Python set up and installed and know how to enter and run a test program, let’s get started with writing a real one. I’ll begin by explaining a few of Python’s basic features, and then you’ll create a simple text-based adventure game called Hunt the Wumpus.

As you progress through the chapter, you’ll add features to your game, building on the initial version. This is how most programmers (including the author) learned to program: learn just enough about the language to be able to write a simple program, and then build up from there. In order to do that, you need more knowledge—but you ...

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