Learning Android Game Programming: A Hands-On Guide to Building Your First Android Game

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    Build the Next Great Android Game! Learning Android Game Programming is your hands-on, start-to-finish guide to creating winning games for today's rapidly growing Android mobile device marketplace. If you have even basic Android development experience, Rick Rogers will help you build on your knowledge to quickly create low-budget 2D mobile games that sell. The book starts with an up-to-the-minute overview of today's Android mobile games marketplace, reviews each leading genre, and teaches you the foundational concepts of game development. You'll design a simple game, then master every step of game development with AndEngine-the powerful, open source, free game-development engine. Every chapter teaches with sample code you can actually use, including many examples drawn from the published game, Virgins Versus Vampires V3. With this book you'll learn how to Use free Android tools for creating code, artwork, and soundImplement the "game loop" that is at the heart of Android gamesBring your game to life with scene transitions and entity modifiersMake the most of bitmap and vector graphics, sprites, and animationIntegrate user input via touch, multitouch, keyboard, voice recognition, accelerometer, location, and compassBuild infinite virtual worlds with tile mapsCreate, save, and reuse powerful particle effectsFind, acquire, modify, and use background music and sound effectsImplement highly realistic physics effects with Box2DUse AI techniques to make your games smarter and more funBuild a scoring framework based on collisions between your game elementsDownload the free version of Virgins Versus Vampires V3 from Android Market today, as you learn how to build the game in this book

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    Number of Pages: 480
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780321769626
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    Listed in: Games development & programming
    Publisher: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc

    Books by Richard A. Rogers

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