Retropie Coding


#1

I plan on using my Picade with some of my coding classes. I was wondering what would be the best RaspberryPi application for building games that might be compatible the Picade? My goal is to have them show off their games at the Seoul Maker Faire this fall.

Thanks

Richard


#2

This is a tricky one, you could use PyGame to create games that will work with Picade, but it’s quite involved. Pygame Zero would help a lot: https://pygame-zero.readthedocs.io/en/stable/

There’s also PICO-8 which I love, but it’s non-free, uses and teaches rather more fundamental concepts than Python + PyGame and uses Lua: https://thenewstack.io/retro-game-pico-8-basics/


#3

Thanks so much! Both are great options. I never mind paying for gaming software!