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Global constants for snake game

Global constants for snake game

Ranvir Singh · 1 mins read ·
python pygame

We will need to add a few constants to our game which can be used to handle the movements, total size and grid architecture of the game.

For our snake game, the snake will be any one of these grids at any given time.

I am creating a new file to keep all my constants.

SCREEN_WIDTH: int = 810
SCREEN_HEIGHT: int = 510

# number of grids
GRID_SIZE: int = 30

# Height and width of single grid

# Movements
MOVE_UP: tuple = (0, -1)
MOVE_DOWN: tuple = (0, 1)
MOVE_LEFT: tuple = (-1, 0)
MOVE_RIGHT: tuple = (1, 0)
First, we are defining the total width and height of the screen. We will use the variables defined here in the main file as well.

Then we are defining basic grid stuff. We will use these variables later during the game development.

Finally, we are creating some constants that will help us with the movement. We are using a tuple to define the 2-dimensional movement.

Finally, we can start using these constants in file.

from constants import SCREEN_WIDTH, SCREEN_HEIGHT

# width, height

It’s always great to keep your code structured and keep it well separated. It is always easier to find and make changes that way.

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