Rock paper scissors is a classic game that never gets old. As a Python enthusiast, I decided to create my own rock paper scissors project and it was an exhilarating experience. In this article, I’ll take you through the step-by-step process of building the rock paper scissors game in Python. Let’s dive in!
Setting Up the Project
First, I opened my text editor and created a new Python file called
rock_paper_scissors.py. I always prefer to keep my project files organized, so I created a dedicated folder for this project and saved the file within it.
Importing Necessary Modules
Next, I imported the
random module as the game involves random selections made by the computer. This module would help in generating the computer’s choice for rock, paper, or scissors.
Defining the Game Logic
It was essential to define the game logic. I created a list called
choices containing ‘rock’, ‘paper’, and ‘scissors’. Then, I implemented the game rules which determine the winner based on the choices made by the player and the computer.
Implementing User Input
To allow the player to input their choice, I used the
input() function to prompt the user to enter their selection. I also added input validation to ensure that the user enters a valid choice (rock, paper, or scissors).
Creating the Game Loop
After implementing the game logic and user input, I built a game loop using a
while loop to enable continuous gameplay until the player decides to quit. Within the loop, the player is prompted to make a choice and the game logic is executed to determine the winner.
Adding Personal Touches
During the process, I added some personal touches to the game, such as friendly messages for the player after each round, and a personalized sign-off message when the player decides to quit the game.
Creating the rock paper scissors game in Python was a captivating journey. I had the opportunity to apply my Python skills in a fun and interactive project. If you’re new to Python, I highly recommend trying this project as it provides great exposure to fundamental programming concepts. Happy coding!