Android Game Development Made Easy. If you've always wanted to make Android games but didn't know where to start, this book is for you. Whether you are an absolute beginner with no programming experience or an experienced Java developer wanting to get started with game development, this comprehensive book will help you accomplish your goals and teach you how to build your own games from scratch-no game engines needed. In this beginner-friendly guide, you will find focused, step-by-step approaches designed to help you learn and practice one fundamental concept at a time. You will study Java and write object-oriented applications. You will experiment with the building blocks of Android and create fun, interactive 2D games with touch controls. You will even learn how to integrate social features such as a global leaderboard and publish your game to be shared with the billion Android users across the world. This book provides access to an extensive library of sample Java and Android game projects via its companion website so that you can continue learning on your own and grow as a game programmer. With this up-to-date guide in your hand, you will be able to successfully navigate common pitfalls and get up and running with your own projects in no time. Tested on Android Lollipop. All the code in the book has been tested on the Android Lollipop SDK (5.0), and is available under the open source MIT license at the book s companion site. Table of Contents: *Unit 1: Java Basics *Chapter 1: The Fundamentals of Programming, *Chapter 2: Beginning Java, *Chapter 3: Designing Better Objects, *Unit 2: Java Game Development, *Chapter 4: Laying the Foundations, *Chapter 5: Keeping It Simple, *Chapter 6: The Next Level, *Unit 3: Android Game Development, *Chapter 7: Beginning Android Development, *Chapter 8: The Android Game Framework, *Chapter 9: Building the Game, *Unit 4: Finishing Touches, * Chapter 10: Releasing Your Game, *Chapter 11: Continuing the Journey
Learn all the Java and Android skills you need to start making powerful mobile applications About This Book Kick-start your Android programming career, or just have fun publishing apps to the Google Play marketplace A first-principles introduction to Java, via Android, which means you'll be able to start building your own applications from scratch Learn by example and build three real-world apps and over 40 mini apps throughout the book Who This Book Is For Are you trying to start a career in programming, but haven't found the right way in? Do you have a great idea for an app, but don't know how to make it a reality? Or maybe you're just frustrated that “to learn Android, you must know java.” If so, Android Programming for Beginners is for you. You don't need any programming experience to follow along with this book, just a computer and a sense of adventure. What You Will Learn Master the fundamentals of coding Java for Android Install and set up your Android development environment Build functional user interfaces with the Android Studio visual designer Add user interaction, data captures, sound, and animation to your apps Manage your apps' data using the built-in Android SQLite database Find out about the design patterns used by professionals to make top-grade applications Build, deploy, and publish real Android applications to the Google Play marketplace In Detail Android is the most popular OS in the world. There are millions of devices accessing tens of thousands of applications. It is many people's entry point into the world of technology; it is an operating system for everyone. Despite this, the entry-fee to actually make Android applications is usually a computer science degree, or five years' worth of Java experience. Android Programming for Beginners will be your companion to create Android applications from scratch—whether you're looking to start your programming career, make an application for work, be reintroduced to mobile development, or are just looking to program for fun. We will introduce you to all the fundamental concepts of programming in an Android context, from the Java basics to working with the Android API. All examples are created from within Android Studio, the official Android development environment that helps supercharge your application development process. After this crash-course, we'll dive deeper into Android programming and you'll learn how to create applications with a professional-standard UI through fragments, make location-aware apps with Google Maps integration, and store your user's data with SQLite. In addition, you'll see how to make your apps multilingual, capture images from a device's camera, and work with graphics, sound, and animations too. By the end of this book, you'll be ready to start building your own custom applications in Android and Java. Style and approach With more than 40 mini apps to code and run, Android Programming for Beginners is a hands-on guide to learning Android and Java. Each example application demonstrates a different aspect of Android programming. Alongside these mini apps, we push your abilities by building three larger applications to demonstrate Android application development in context.
This book covers Android app design fundamentals in Android Studio using Java programming language. The author assumes you have no experience in app development. The book starts with the installation of the required development environment and setting up the emulators. Then, the simplest "Hello World" app is developed step by step. In the next chapter, basics of the Java programming language are given with practical examples. Screenshots and code snippets are clearly given in the book to guide the reader. After the Java lecture, 7 complete Android apps are developed again by step by step instructions. Each code line is explained. As the reader follows the development of the example apps, he/she will learn designing user interfaces, connecting interface objects to code, developing efficient Java code and testing the app on emulators and real devices. The last chapter explains the installation of the Unity game engine, developing a simple 2D platform game in Unity, setting up touch controls for Android environment and exporting the game as a standalone .apk file ready to be installed on Android devices. Sample apps developed in this book are as follows: 1. Headlight app: Learn the basics of app development and use buttons in your code. 2. Body mass index (BMI) calculator app: Using input boxes, performing calculations and displaying the results on the screen. 3. Simple dice roller app: Using random number generator functions, including images in your project, displaying images on the screen and changing the displayed image programmatically. 4. The compass app: Accessing the magnetic field sensor, setting required permissions, extracting the direction angle and animating a compass figure. 5. Show my location app: Creating a map project, setting required permissions, accessing GPS device and showing real time location on the map. 6. S.O.S. sender app: Adding SMS functionality, setting required permissions and sending real time location using SMS. 7. Development of a 2D platform game: Installing Unity game engine, developing the visual part of the game, implementing the game logic in the code, setting up touch controls and exporting the game as a standalone .apk file. This book includes 237 figures and 130 code snippets that are used to explain app development concepts clearly. Full resolution colour figures and complete project files can be downloaded from the book's companion website: www.yamaclis.com/android.
Learn C++ from scratch and get started building your very own games About This Book This book offers a fun way to learn modern C++ programming while building exciting 2D games This beginner-friendly guide offers a fast-paced but engaging approach to game development Dive headfirst into building a wide variety of desktop games that gradually increase in complexity It is packed with many suggestions to expand your finished games that will make you think critically, technically, and creatively Who This Book Is For This book is perfect for you if any of the following describes you: You have no C++ programming knowledge whatsoever or need a beginner level refresher course, if you want to learn to build games or just use games as an engaging way to learn C++, if you have aspirations to publish a game one day, perhaps on Steam, or if you just want to have loads of fun and impress friends with your creations. What You Will Learn Get to know C++ from scratch while simultaneously learning game building Learn the basics of C++, such as variables, loops, and functions to animate game objects, respond to collisions, keep score, play sound effects, and build your first playable game. Use more advanced C++ topics such as classes, inheritance, and references to spawn and control thousands of enemies, shoot with a rapid fire machine gun, and realize random scrolling game-worlds Stretch your C++ knowledge beyond the beginner level and use concepts such as pointers, references, and the Standard Template Library to add features like split-screen coop, immersive directional sound, and custom levels loaded from level-design files Get ready to go and build your own unique games! In Detail This book is all about offering you a fun introduction to the world of game programming, C++, and the OpenGL-powered SFML using three fun, fully-playable games. These games are an addictive frantic two-button tapper, a multi-level zombie survival shooter, and a split-screen multiplayer puzzle-platformer. We will start with the very basics of programming, such as variables, loops, and conditions and you will become more skillful with each game as you move through the key C++ topics, such as OOP (Object-Orientated Programming), C++ pointers, and an introduction to the Standard Template Library. While building these games, you will also learn exciting game programming concepts like particle effects, directional sound (spatialization), OpenGL programmable Shaders, spawning thousands of objects, and more. Style and approach This book offers a fun, example-driven approach to learning game development and C++. In addition to explaining game development techniques in an engaging style, the games are built in a way that introduces the key C++ topics in a practical and not theory-based way, with multiple runnable/playable stages in each chapter.
A Guide to Game Design, Development, and Marketing
Author: Adam Sinicki
Get a thorough and practical introduction to Unity development for Android devices with no previous experience with game development needed. In this book, you'll go through every step from downloading and installing Unity and the Android SDK, to creating fully functional games. The bulk of Learn Unity for Android Game Development is a simple project to create a 2D platform game complete with touchscreen controls, physics, enemies, respawning, collectibles and more. The book closes with a brief introduction to creating 3D games, virtual reality games for the Gear VR, and other more advanced applications. It also provides some guidance on publishing and marketing, as well as thinking about game design and mechanics. Resources including sprites and scripts are provided in the code download. What You Will Learn Install Unity with the Android SDK Understand and use scripts, prefabs and Android Studio Design a great game Build a game app Add a bit of polish Deploy for various Android devices Build and deploy for 3D games, virtual reality and more Promote your game and make money Who This Book Is For This book requires no previous experience with programming or game development of any kind. Prior experience with the Android ecosystem recommended.
Learn Unity for Android Game Development is a beginners guide to learning how to build games on the Android platform using the Unity game studio, one of the most popular if not the most popular game development platforms out there, at least among today's mobile app developers. This book walks you through the details of getting started with Unity when focusing on Android development and provides you the basic framework for building great Android game apps. You'll create several basic games that are similar to popular games in the app stores today. First, you'll setup Unity for Android development, then get a general overview of the Unity editor and its features. This book offers a basic understanding of physics and controls and review the impacts of deploying to the most popular Android devices including Nook, Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy and Google Nexus. And, this book offers information on monetization and marketing of the games once they are created. What you’ll learn How to learn and use Unity to build an Android game app What is the Unity environment How to build your first scene and writing your first script What are the physics and controls and how to build your game app with these How to integrate various audio and other media available in Unity and in its Asset Store How to integrate social media, leader boards and more How to monetize via the app stores or with advertising using iAds, iAP How to deploy on other platforms, beyond Android Who this book is for This book is for Android game app developers wanting to learn/use the Unity game development engine. This book can be for game developers - in general - wanting to build games for Android.
You're interested in programming games, but you don't know where to begin. Beginner's Guide to DarkBASIC Game Programming is here to help. You'll be programming games in no time— and with DarkBASIC, you'll be amazed at how little code you have to write! DarkBASIC features more than a thousand commands geared toward game development, giving you a powerful tool as you put your newfound skills into practice. You'll get coverage of both DarkBASIC and DarkBASIC Professional, as well as the complete DarkBASIC Language Reference on CD. This completely self- contained book is designed to give you all of the skills you need to begin an amazing journey into the world of game development.
A Hands-on Guide to Building Your First Android Game
Author: Rick Rogers
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Provides information on creating games for Android mobile devices, covering such topics as implementing the game loop, integrating user input, building virtual worlds with tile maps, and creating a scoring framework.
Unity Android Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide consists of different game application examples. No prior experience with programming, Android, or Unity is required. You will learn everything from scratch and will have an organized flow of information specifically designed for complete beginners to Unity.Great for developers new to Unity, Android, or both, this book will walk you through everything you need to know about game development for the Android mobile platform. No experience with programming, Android, or Unity is required. Most of the assets used in each chapter project are provided with the book, but it is assumed that you have some access to basic image and model creation software. You will also need access to an Android powered device.