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Python Python Collections (Retired) Dungeon Game Building the Game: Part 2

SyntaxError with (tile.format('_'), end=' ') in Python 3.5.0

Hi guys,

When I try to run the code in the workspace console, I keep getting an SyntaxError specifically pointing to the '=' in (tile.format('_'), end=' ')

I looked around the community and there was a similar problem, but it was related to Python 2.

Any help?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
218,814 Points

That snippet is a bit to small to analyse. Could you post the whole code?
Or even better, make a snapshot of your workspace and post the link to it.

2 Answers

Julien riera
Julien riera
14,665 Points

Haven't you forget "print" there ?

    for idx, cell in enumerate(CELLS):
        if idx in [0, 1, 3, 4, 6, 7]:
            if cell == player:
                print(tile.format('X'), end=' ')
                (tile.format('_'), end=' ')  # HERE

Also, you may not wanna put those spaces which will break your squares.

import random

CELLS = [(0, 0), (0, 1), (0, 2),
         (1, 0), (1, 1), (1, 2),
         (2, 0), (2, 1), (2, 2)]

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

    # door = random loc.
    door = random.choice(CELLS)

    # player start = random loc.
    player = random.choice(CELLS)

    # if monster, door, and player start are the same, do it again
    if monster == door or monster == player or door == player:
        return get_locations()

    # return monster, door, player
    return monster, door, player

def move_player(player, move):
    # player = (x, y)
    x, y = player
    # get the player's current location
    # if move is LEFT, x - 1
    if move == 'LEFT':
        x -= 1
    # if move is RIGHT, x + 1
    elif move == 'RIGHT':
        x += 1
    # if move is UP, y - 1
    elif move == 'UP':
        y -= 1
    # if move is DOWN, y + 1
    elif move == 'DOWN':
        y += 1

    return x, y

def get_moves(player):
    moves = ['LEFT', 'RIGHT', 'UP', 'DOWN']
    # player = (x, y)

    # if player x is 0, remove LEFT
    # if player x is 2, remove RIGHT
    if player[0] == 0:
    if player[0] == 2:

    # if player y is 0, remove UP
    # if player y is 2, remove DOWN
    if player[1] == 0:
    if player[1] == 2:

    return moves

def draw_map(player):
    print(' _ _ _')
    tile = '|{}'

    for idx, cell in enumerate(CELLS):
        if idx in [0, 1, 3, 4, 6, 7]:
            if cell == player:
                print(tile.format('X'), end=' ')
                (tile.format('_'), end=' ')
            if cell == player:

monster, door, player = get_locations()
print("Welcome to the dungeon!")

while True:
    moves = get_moves(player)

    print("You're currently in room {}.".format(player))


    print("You can move {}.".format(moves))
    print("Enter QUIT to quit.")

    move = input("What's your move? ")
    move = move.upper()

    if move == 'QUIT':

    # if it's a good move, change the player's position
    if move in moves:
        player = move_player(player, move)
        print("Walls are hard, stop walking into them.")
    # if it's a bad move, don't change anything
    # if the new player position is the door, they win
    if player == door:
        print("You've escaped!")
    # if the new player position is the monster, they lose
    elif player == monster:
        print("You were eaten by the monster!")
    # otherwise, continue