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Python Python Collections (Retired) Dungeon Game Building the Game: Part 1

Blake Handson
Blake Handson
1,642 Points

Player's position is not updating after they choose a direction to move in. Why ?

import random

CELLS = [(0, 0), (0, 1), (0, 2),  #CAPS = Constant
         (1, 0), (1, 1), (1, 2),
         (2, 0), (2, 1), (2, 2)]

def get_locations():
  # monster = random
  monster = random.choice(CELLS)
  # door = random
  door = random.choice(CELLS)
  # start = random
  start = random.choice(CELLS)

  if monster == door or monster == start or door == start:
    return get_locations()

  return monster, door, start ## return monster, door and start if they aren't in the
                                 #same position

  # if monster, door, or start are the same, do it again

  # return monster, door, start

#passes in players current location and there request move direction i.e (0,1) & ('LEFT')  
def move_player(player, move):
  #player is - (x,y)
  # Get the player's current location     
  x, y = player

  #using elif here because only one can be true and they
  ##might not type left, right, up or down so it allows you to
  # If move is LEFT, y - 1
  if move == 'LEFT':
    y -= 1

  # If move is RIGHT, y + 1
  elif move == 'RIGHT':
    y += 1

  # If move is UP, x - 1
  elif move == 'UP':
    x -= 1

  # If move is DOWN, x + 1
  elif move == 'DOWN':
    x += 1

  return player

def get_moves(player):
  moves = ['LEFT', 'RIGHT', 'UP', 'DOWN']
  # if player's y is 0, remove LEFT
  if player[1] == 0:
  # if player's y is 2, remove RIGHT  
  if player[1] == 2:
  # if player's x is 0, remove UP
  if player[0] == 0:
  # if player's x is 2, remove DOWN
  if player[0] == 2:

  return moves

monster, door, player = get_locations()

while True:
  moves = get_moves(player)

  print("Welcome to the dungeon!")
  print("You're currently in room {}".format(player))  # fill in with player position
  print("You can move {}".format(moves))  # fill in with available moves
  print("Enter QUIT to quit")

  move = input("> ")
  move = move.upper()

  if move == 'QUIT':

  if move in moves:
    player = move_player(player, move)
    print("**Hey, that's a wall, stop walking into them!**")

  if player == door:
    print("Congrats you escaped")
  elif player == monster:
    print("Damn dude, you got eaten!")
  # If it's a good move, change the player's position
  # If it's a bad move, don't change anything
  # If the new player position is the door, they win!
  # If the new player position is the monster, they lose!
  # Otherwise, continue
Blake Handson
Blake Handson
1,642 Points

Ps how do I add my code so that it is formatted ? Thanks.

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,406 Points

The backticks need to be on lines of their own.

1 Answer

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,406 Points

After changing x or y you still have to put those coordinates back into player before returning or return the tuple (x, y), otherwise you're returning the original position of the player.

Blake Handson
Blake Handson
1,642 Points

Thanks for that Seth, oh and also for the formatting tip >_<