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Project 2: Coding Flappy Bird Game (With Source Code) | Python Tutorials For Absolute Beginners #122

In this tutorial, we are going to create a “Flappy Bird Game”. This video is going to be very practical and will help you in learning new concepts. So, do not skip this video because if you do so, you are gonna miss a very interesting part of this python series.


The prerequisite of this project is the basic knowledge of python.

For this project, we are going to use the Virtual Studio Code IDE and the pygame module. Pygame is a library that is used in creating games in Python. It has four important things.

  • Game Loop
  • Events
  • Sprites
  • Sound

All of these four topics will be discussed in this tutorial.

When you complete this project, you will be able to create more games with more interesting features and concepts. After completing this project, you will be able to create its executable file which you can share with your friends or even use in interviews for showing your python skills.

This video is a part of python series. If you have not watched my python tutorial for absolute beginners, then what are you waiting for.  Click on the link below and start learning!

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Full Source Code with all the Images and Sounds is here: Click Here To Download

Code as described/written in the video

import random # For generating random numbers
import sys # We will use sys.exit to exit the program
import pygame
from pygame.locals import * # Basic pygame imports

# Global Variables for the game
FPS = 32
SCREEN = pygame.display.set_mode((SCREENWIDTH, SCREENHEIGHT))
PLAYER = 'gallery/sprites/bird.png'
BACKGROUND = 'gallery/sprites/background.png'
PIPE = 'gallery/sprites/pipe.png'

def welcomeScreen():
    Shows welcome images on the screen

    playerx = int(SCREENWIDTH/5)
    playery = int((SCREENHEIGHT - GAME_SPRITES['player'].get_height())/2)
    messagex = int((SCREENWIDTH - GAME_SPRITES['message'].get_width())/2)
    messagey = int(SCREENHEIGHT*0.13)
    basex = 0
    while True:
        for event in pygame.event.get():
            # if user clicks on cross button, close the game
            if event.type == QUIT or (event.type==KEYDOWN and event.key == K_ESCAPE):

            # If the user presses space or up key, start the game for them
            elif event.type==KEYDOWN and (event.key==K_SPACE or event.key == K_UP):
                SCREEN.blit(GAME_SPRITES['background'], (0, 0))    
                SCREEN.blit(GAME_SPRITES['player'], (playerx, playery))    
                SCREEN.blit(GAME_SPRITES['message'], (messagex,messagey ))    
                SCREEN.blit(GAME_SPRITES['base'], (basex, GROUNDY))    

def mainGame():
    score = 0
    playerx = int(SCREENWIDTH/5)
    playery = int(SCREENWIDTH/2)
    basex = 0

    # Create 2 pipes for blitting on the screen
    newPipe1 = getRandomPipe()
    newPipe2 = getRandomPipe()

    # my List of upper pipes
    upperPipes = [
        {'x': SCREENWIDTH+200, 'y':newPipe1[0]['y']},
        {'x': SCREENWIDTH+200+(SCREENWIDTH/2), 'y':newPipe2[0]['y']},
    # my List of lower pipes
    lowerPipes = [
        {'x': SCREENWIDTH+200, 'y':newPipe1[1]['y']},
        {'x': SCREENWIDTH+200+(SCREENWIDTH/2), 'y':newPipe2[1]['y']},

    pipeVelX = -4

    playerVelY = -9
    playerMaxVelY = 10
    playerMinVelY = -8
    playerAccY = 1

    playerFlapAccv = -8 # velocity while flapping
    playerFlapped = False # It is true only when the bird is flapping

    while True:
        for event in pygame.event.get():
            if event.type == QUIT or (event.type == KEYDOWN and event.key == K_ESCAPE):
            if event.type == KEYDOWN and (event.key == K_SPACE or event.key == K_UP):
                if playery > 0:
                    playerVelY = playerFlapAccv
                    playerFlapped = True

        crashTest = isCollide(playerx, playery, upperPipes, lowerPipes) # This function will return true if the player is crashed
        if crashTest:

        #check for score
        playerMidPos = playerx + GAME_SPRITES['player'].get_width()/2
        for pipe in upperPipes:
            pipeMidPos = pipe['x'] + GAME_SPRITES['pipe'][0].get_width()/2
            if pipeMidPos<= playerMidPos < pipeMidPos +4:
                score +=1
                print(f"Your score is {score}") 

        if playerVelY <playerMaxVelY and not playerFlapped:
            playerVelY += playerAccY

        if playerFlapped:
            playerFlapped = False            
        playerHeight = GAME_SPRITES['player'].get_height()
        playery = playery + min(playerVelY, GROUNDY - playery - playerHeight)

        # move pipes to the left
        for upperPipe , lowerPipe in zip(upperPipes, lowerPipes):
            upperPipe['x'] += pipeVelX
            lowerPipe['x'] += pipeVelX

        # Add a new pipe when the first is about to cross the leftmost part of the screen
        if 0<upperPipes[0]['x']<5:
            newpipe = getRandomPipe()

        # if the pipe is out of the screen, remove it
        if upperPipes[0]['x'] < -GAME_SPRITES['pipe'][0].get_width():
        # Lets blit our sprites now
        SCREEN.blit(GAME_SPRITES['background'], (0, 0))
        for upperPipe, lowerPipe in zip(upperPipes, lowerPipes):
            SCREEN.blit(GAME_SPRITES['pipe'][0], (upperPipe['x'], upperPipe['y']))
            SCREEN.blit(GAME_SPRITES['pipe'][1], (lowerPipe['x'], lowerPipe['y']))

        SCREEN.blit(GAME_SPRITES['base'], (basex, GROUNDY))
        SCREEN.blit(GAME_SPRITES['player'], (playerx, playery))
        myDigits = [int(x) for x in list(str(score))]
        width = 0
        for digit in myDigits:
            width += GAME_SPRITES['numbers'][digit].get_width()
        Xoffset = (SCREENWIDTH - width)/2

        for digit in myDigits:
            SCREEN.blit(GAME_SPRITES['numbers'][digit], (Xoffset, SCREENHEIGHT*0.12))
            Xoffset += GAME_SPRITES['numbers'][digit].get_width()

def isCollide(playerx, playery, upperPipes, lowerPipes):
    if playery> GROUNDY - 25  or playery<0:
        return True
    for pipe in upperPipes:
        pipeHeight = GAME_SPRITES['pipe'][0].get_height()
        if(playery < pipeHeight + pipe['y'] and abs(playerx - pipe['x']) < GAME_SPRITES['pipe'][0].get_width()):
            return True

    for pipe in lowerPipes:
        if (playery + GAME_SPRITES['player'].get_height() > pipe['y']) and abs(playerx - pipe['x']) < GAME_SPRITES['pipe'][0].get_width():
            return True

    return False

def getRandomPipe():
    Generate positions of two pipes(one bottom straight and one top rotated ) for blitting on the screen
    pipeHeight = GAME_SPRITES['pipe'][0].get_height()
    offset = SCREENHEIGHT/3
    y2 = offset + random.randrange(0, int(SCREENHEIGHT - GAME_SPRITES['base'].get_height()  - 1.2 *offset))
    pipeX = SCREENWIDTH + 10
    y1 = pipeHeight - y2 + offset
    pipe = [
        {'x': pipeX, 'y': -y1}, #upper Pipe
        {'x': pipeX, 'y': y2} #lower Pipe
    return pipe

if __name__ == "__main__":
    # This will be the main point from where our game will start
    pygame.init() # Initialize all pygame's modules
    FPSCLOCK = pygame.time.Clock()
    pygame.display.set_caption('Flappy Bird by CodeWithHarry')
    GAME_SPRITES['numbers'] = ( 

    GAME_SPRITES['message'] =pygame.image.load('gallery/sprites/message.png').convert_alpha()
    GAME_SPRITES['base'] =pygame.image.load('gallery/sprites/base.png').convert_alpha()
    GAME_SPRITES['pipe'] =(pygame.transform.rotate(pygame.image.load( PIPE).convert_alpha(), 180), 

    # Game sounds
    GAME_SOUNDS['die'] = pygame.mixer.Sound('gallery/audio/die.wav')
    GAME_SOUNDS['hit'] = pygame.mixer.Sound('gallery/audio/hit.wav')
    GAME_SOUNDS['point'] = pygame.mixer.Sound('gallery/audio/point.wav')
    GAME_SOUNDS['swoosh'] = pygame.mixer.Sound('gallery/audio/swoosh.wav')
    GAME_SOUNDS['wing'] = pygame.mixer.Sound('gallery/audio/wing.wav')

    GAME_SPRITES['background'] = pygame.image.load(BACKGROUND).convert()
    GAME_SPRITES['player'] = pygame.image.load(PLAYER).convert_alpha()

    while True:
        welcomeScreen() # Shows welcome screen to the user until he presses a button
        mainGame() # This is the main game function 


Dinesh09 1 year, 3 months ago
Download link is not working bro. Please update it ASAP
Sandeeeep 1 year, 2 months ago
its working check again
harry 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Yes it works!
Sandeeeep 1 year, 2 months ago
Harry bhai pls also make video of converting same in andorid game
harry 10 months, 3 weeks ago
I will come up with a separate flappy bird for android tutorial!
keshav_sinha 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Hari Bhai please tell us how to convert it for android and ios 
please make more games likes this is awesome  
harry 10 months, 3 weeks ago
I will come up with a separate flappy bird for android tutorial!
kumanish5255 7 months, 1 week ago
sir, jab mai visual audio code par Run kar raha hu tab code language is not define bata raha hai 

please solve my problem sir

   -----your student
r12esh 5 months, 3 weeks ago
First save your file as .py or other format and choose a location from path
kumanish5255 7 months, 1 week ago
plz give me your email to i message him
anshul1012 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Harry Sir, I have first time seen these projects.
I like the Jarvis AI the most......
Morewin81 6 months, 1 week ago
Harry Bhai please help me My Macbook Pro can not detect sound 

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Users/vishalsharda/Desktop/Coding Folder/Flappy Bird/Flappy", line 44, in <module>
    GAME_SOUNDS['die'] = pygame.mixer.Sound("Gallery/Audio/die.mp3")
pygame.error: Unable to open file 'Gallery/Audio/die.mp3'

I need help ASAP
henilraj 3 months ago
I get error in line 47 image wali ma 


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