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I'm looking around for some simple open source game projects that follow good practices in their code, with the intent of hopefully learning something from reading the sources. Preferably something that's reasonably terse, works in realtime, and does something nontrivial with graphics and sound. Any recommendations?

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You learn from reading code but at the same time you don't learn anything. You just end up in the habit of re-using the same little code snippets over and over again, blatent copying of the code straight into your own projects.

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These are games made with Pygame, which is a Python addon library.
http://www.pygame.org/news.html
Everything here is open source. Just use Notepad++ to read the .py files, or download and install Python and Pygame. Edited by Shippou

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You could take a look at Secret Maryo Chronicles, or check this recently posted topic sharing "a highly commented pong game in javascript".

Like those above however, I'm a strong believer that there isn't always much value in reading source-code as a beginner, as you lack the context telling you why the code was written a certain way -- is it actually a good technique, something the author was unfamiliar with and just slapped together, did they have strict memory requirements that might not apply to you, etc.?

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