Code the Classics now shipping

By Lucy Hattersley. Posted

Eben Upton, Raspberry Pi CEO and founder, has programmed a series of classic video game recreations: Code the Classics is now shipping.

Announced on the Raspberry Pi blog a couple of weeks ago, Code the Classics has been available for pre-order and is eagerly awaited by Raspberry Pi fans around the world.

The book is now shipping. If you pre-ordered a copy, it'll be winging its way to you today, and you can still buy a copy of Code the Classics, for £12, from the Raspberry Pi Press store – order by 17 December for free UK delivery in time for Christmas. We can also send it to you anywhere in the world.

Code the Classics is 244 pages of video game coding gorgeousness. And you'll find a homage to these classic video games (along with the code to create your own similar game):

  • Pong

  • Bubble Bobble

  • Centipede

  • Frogger

  • Sensible Soccer

We think it's a wonderful book. According to our sister magazine, Wireframe:

"This stunning 224-page hardback book not only tells the stories of some of the seminal video games of the 1970s and 1980s, but shows you how to create your own games inspired by them using Python and Pygame Zero, following examples programmed by Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton."

Click here to pick up a copy of Code the Classics from the Raspberry Pi press store.

Code the Classics book

Code the Classics: Bubble Bobble

Code the Classics: game graphics

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