How to Install Pygame for Python 3.5/3.11

Fariba Laiq Feb 02, 2024
  1. Install Pygame in Python 3.5/3.11
  2. Verify Installation
How to Install Pygame for Python 3.5/3.11

Pygame, as its name shows, is an open-source multimedia library in Python mainly used to make video games that include graphics, sounds, visuals, etc. These days, game programming is quite successful.

It is a cross-platform library that will work on multiple platforms with a single code-base. This library contains a lot of modules for graphics and sounds, as any game is meaningless without sounds or graphics.

Install Pygame in Python 3.5/3.11

Before installing Pygame, you need to make sure that Python 3.x is installed on your system. You can verify this by running the following command in your terminal or command prompt:

python --version


python3 --version

If Python is installed, you should see the version number displayed. If not, download and install Python from the official website.

Once Python is installed, you can proceed to install Pygame. There are different methods to do this, depending on your operating system.

For Windows Users:

  • Open your command prompt and type the following command:
pip install pygame


python -m pip install pygame

Install Pygame in Python 3.5

For macOS Users:

  • Open Terminal and type the following command:
pip3 install pygame


python3 -m pip install pygame

For Linux Users:

  • Open Terminal and type the following command:
sudo apt-get install python3-pygame

Verify Installation

After the installation is complete, you can verify that Pygame has been installed successfully. Type the following command:

python -m pygame.examples.aliens


python3 -m pygame.examples.aliens

This should run a simple game demo provided by Pygame, confirming that the installation was successful.

Or, you can use the pip list command.

pip list

pip list

If you found Pygame in the list, it is successfully installed.

Author: Fariba Laiq
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I am Fariba Laiq from Pakistan. An android app developer, technical content writer, and coding instructor. Writing has always been one of my passions. I love to learn, implement and convey my knowledge to others.


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