Activity 7 - Define the key combination to exit the game

Time for the final activity in this workshop; yay! You have done an awesome job getting here. You should be proud of yourself!

In this activity, you need to change the way the game exits anytime a given key combination is pressed.

Find # TODO (ACTIVITY 7) in the code. The Pygame library gives you a handy way to detect what keystrokes are being pressed while the program is running by using event . Currently the game exits when the 'BACKSPACE' key is pressed or when the whole window is closed. Change it so that the game exits when the 'ESC' key is pressed on the keyboard.

If the value of the 'BACKSPACE'’ key in Pygame library is K_BACKSPACE, can you guess the value of the 'ESC' key? Give it a few tries before you ask for help. You can do it! Press Run to confirm the result.

Takeaway

You have just changed the way game exits by watching for a specific key press.