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I'm making a game with Python, using Pygame. I want to publish my game on itch.io so that it's playable in the browser.

Is there a way to do this? If so, how?

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    – Zibelas
    Mar 4, 2021 at 17:59

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A game made with Pygame is not playable in the browser. Games made with that tool can be put on itch, but only as a downloadable desktop package, not as a web game.

For completeness, I should mention there are a few projects that aim to get Python/Pygame working in a browser, but I would not call any of these a great option. The most prominent of these projects is Skulpt, and here are some examples of using it with Pygame.

Refer to this existing closely related question.

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Since mid-2022, pygame has partial support for WebAssembly as upcoming python3.11 and allows for running the same pygame code on desktops and mobile/web.

To publish your game on itch.io as some people have already done ( as can be seen on https://itch.io/c/2563651/pygame-wasm )

use pygbag from https://pypi.org/project/pygbag , some documentation is available from pygame-web.github.io

read documentation to adjust your main loop for async, and then use python3 -m pygbag game_folder_with_all_extra_modules_and_assets/main.py

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