The Top Free Racing Computer Games

Over speeding on any real life road is always frowned upon. However, gamers can download their favourite racing game and drive like a maniac. The best part is that the driving environment is very safe. The individual will be able to drive and smash their car without needing any costly repairs or insurance. The following are some of the best racing games for people who want tickle their thrill gene.

Formula 1 game

Anyone who loves to race fast probably envies the drivers at Formula One. This is the premier racing event in the world. Game developers have come up with a game version of the popular race. This version tries to copy the real life event, from the cars to the tracks and the characters. The racer will first have to pick the vehicle of their choice. They will then have to go through a number of challenges and finish within the shortest time.

Need for Speed rivals

Need For Speed rivals is ideal for the rebels in the group who do not want to be confined by the racing rules of Formula One games. This game is perfect for street racing enthusiasts. They have to drive fast and compete with other drivers in order to get to the top of the list. The experience of playing this game is exciting and exhilarating. However, they also have to remember that street racing is illegal, and they have to race while keeping an eye out for the police. They should have fun and do their best to win the game, but they should not get caught.

Split Second

Most racing games do not have a story line, and the individual simply has to win the race to win the game. However, Split second actually has a storyline. The player will know the backstory and they will enjoy the storyline while still racing some of the best and fastest cars. It is the ideal game for adrenaline junkies as it is very fast paced and dynamic.

Moto GP games

Tired of racing on four wheels? Then you should try racing on a two-wheeler. The Moto GP games allow gamers to race on very fast motor bikes. The speed is exhilarating, and they simply have to be the first at the finish line. There are a number of challenges and levels that the individual has to complete successfully in order to win the game.

Review of ‘Invent Your Own Computer Games With Python’ by Al Sweigart

Nowadays, there are few books that serve the function of teaching programming, as well as providing fun, especially for the children. Al’s book serves both.

Basically, this book is about creating games with python but it also serves as a ground for ‘breaking the ice’ for those who think that programming is only for the ‘PC geeks’. According to Al, ‘Programming isn’t hard. But it is hard to find learning materials that teach you to do interesting things with programming. Other computer books go over many topics that most newbie coders don’t need. This book will teach you how to program your own computer games. You will learn a useful skill and have fun games to show for it!’

It allows readers to create an interactive game using python and late shift the skill up by using pygame to create animation and sound, a very important aspect of creating games.

Who is this book for?

Programming isn’t hard. But it is hard to find learning materials that teach you to do interesting things with programming. Other computer books go over many topics that most newbie coders don’t need. This book will teach you how to program your own computer games. You will learn a useful skill and have fun games to show for it! This book is for:

Complete beginners who want to teach themselves computer programming, even if they have no previous experience programming.

Kids and teenagers who want to learn computer programming by creating games. Kids as young as 9 or 10 years old should be able to follow along.

Adults and teachers who wish to teach others programming.

Anyone, young or old, who wants to learn how to program by learning a professional programming language.

There are 20 chapters in the book

A very notable aspect of this book is that, rather than normal programming books, which provide the principles first, then the application, Al`s book show the source code for games right up front and explain programming principles from the examples.

This book is not for making games with high tech graphics but for games good enough for attracting online gamers or as a game for mobile phones,as Al said,

‘The first few games we’ll create together in this book will probably seem simple compared to the games you’ve played on the Xbox, Playstation, or Wii. They don’t have fancy graphics or music but that’s because they’re meant to teach you the basics. They’re purposely simple so that we can focus on learning to program. Games don’t have to be complicated to be fun. Hangman, Tic Tac Toe, and making secret codes are simple to program but are also fun. It explains every aspect of python from installing it to using pygame for sound and animation. Overall, a good, sound and interactive method used throughout. Recommended for all age and programming levels.’