Beginning Android 4 Games Development

Beginning Android 4 Games Development

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Beginning Android 4 Games Development offers everything you need to join the ranks of successful Android game developers. You'll start with game design fundamentals and programming basics, and then progress toward creating your own basic game engine and playable game that works on Android 4.0 and earlier devices. This will give you everything you need to branch out and write your own Android games. The potential user base and the wide array of available high-performance devices makes Android an attractive target for aspiring game developers. Do you have an awesome idea for the next break-through mobile gaming title? Beginning Android 4 Games Development will help you kick-start your project. The book will guide you through the process of making several example games for the Android platform, and involves a wide range of topics: The fundamentals of Android game development targeting Android 1.5-4.0+ devices The Android platform basics to apply those fundamentals in the context of making a game The design of 2D and 3D games and their successful implementation on the Android platform What youa€™ll learn How to set up and use the development tools for developing your first Android 4 or earlier version game app The fundamentals of game programming in the context of the Android platform How to use the Android's APIs for graphics, audio, and user input to reflect those fundamentals How to develop two 2D games from scratch, based on the Canvas API and OpenGL ES How to create a full-featured 3D game How to publish your games, get crash reports, and support your users How to complete your own playable 2D OpenGL games Who this book is for This book is for people with a basic knowledge of Java who want to write games on the Android platform. It also offers information for experienced game developers about the pitfalls and peculiarities of the platform. Table of Contents Android, the New Kid on the Block First Steps with the Android SDK Game Development 101 Android for Game Developers An Android Game Development Framework Mr. Nom Invades Android OpenGL ES: A Gentle Introduction 2D Game Programming Tricks Super Jumper: A 2D OpenGL ES Game OpenGL ES: Going 3D 3D Programming Tricks Droid Invaders: the Grand Finale Advanced Techniques from Latest SDK Publishing Your GameThis is only a problem on devices with Android version 1.5. Touching the screen eats the CPU: Even if we sleep in our onTouch() method, the system has to process the events in the kernel as ... On old devices, such as the Hero or G1, this can use up to 50 percent of the CPU, which leaves a lot less processing power for ouranbsp;...

Title:Beginning Android 4 Games Development
Author: Mario Zechner, Robert Green
Publisher:Apress - 2011-12-07

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