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Download the tools you'll need to build your game

We'll be building our MadLibs game using Python, so we need to download a program to help us use it.

We'll be using a free version of Wing IDE to build our game. If you don't know what this means, don't worry - you don't need to know what it is in order to build your game. But if you want to know what it is, try Googling it! To download Wing IDE, follow these steps:

1. Go to

2. Select the right program:

  • If you're on a Windows computer, click the link under "Windows"
  • If you're using a Mac, click the link under "OS X - Disk Image"
  • If you're running Linux, choose the appropriate download from the options.

3. Once you download the file, click "Run".

4. Open Wing IDE. It should look something like this. If it doesn't look like that for you, play around until it does. Don't worry - you won't break anything.

5. You're ready to get programming!

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