Installing Pygame for Python 3 on Mac OS Yosemite

It's somewhat difficult to find instructions on how to successfully install Pygame for Python 3 on Yosemite. The front page of the Pygame website has a link which appears to point to installation instructions, but it is broken.

Fortunately, someone posted these instructions on the Pygame wiki:

Firstly, ensure you have the Apple Xcode command line tools installed:

xcode-select --install

Install XQuartz from Restart your computer so the newly installed XQuartz is used.

Make sure you have homebrew installed:

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

Ensure the homebrew-installed binaries take precedence over system binaries in your $PATH

# in ~/.bash_profile
# Homebrew binaries now take precedence over Apple defaults
export PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH

Use homebrew to install Python3 and Pygame dependencies, as well as Mercurial (hg), which we need to install Pygame from Bitbucket:

brew install python3 hg sdl sdl_image sdl_mixer sdl_ttf portmidi

Install Pygame from Bitbucket:

pip3 install hg+