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The Beginner's Guide to Android Game Development

Author: James S. Cho

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908689269

Category: Android (Electronic resource)

Page: 438

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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

Unity Android Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide

Author: Thomas Finnegan

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849692076

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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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.

Beginner's Guide to Android App Development

A Practical Approach for Beginners

Author: Serhan Yamacli

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548088163

Category:

Page: 258

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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.

Learning Android Game Development

Author: Nikhil Malankar

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785882910

Category: Computers

Page: 238

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Learn the art of making Android games and turn your game development dreams into reality About This Book Leverage the latest features of Android N to create real-world 2D games Architect a 2D game from scratch and level up your Android game development skill Transition from developing simple 2D games to 3D games using basic Java code Who This Book Is For If you are a mobile developer who has basic Java programming knowledge, then this book is ideal for you. Previous Android development experience is not needed; however, basic mobile development knowledge is essential. What You Will Learn Understand the nuts and bolts of developing highly interactive and interesting games for Android N Link the interface to the code used in games through simple methods Interact with the images on the screen and also learn to animate them Set and save the game state and save high scores, hit points, and so on for your games Get a grasp of various collision techniques and implement the bounding box technique Convert your 2D games to 3D games using Android N Get an understanding of the process of UI creation using Android Studio In Detail In this book, we'll start with installing Android studio and its components, and setting it up ready for Android N. We teach you how to take inputs from users, create images and interact with them, and work with sprites to create animations. You'll then explore the various collision detection methods and use sprites to create an explosion. Moving on, you'll go through the process of UI creation and see how to create buttons as well as display the score and other parameters on screen. By the end of the book, you will have a working example and an understanding of a 2D platform game like Super Mario and know how to convert your 2D games to 3D games. Style and approach This easy-to-understand guide follows a step-by-step approach to building games, and contains plenty of graphical examples for you to follow and grasp quickly, giving you the chance to implement the concepts practically.

Learn Unity for Android Game Development

A Guide to Game Design, Development, and Marketing

Author: Adam Sinicki

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484227042

Category: Computers

Page: 248

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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.

Beginning Android Games

Author: Mario Zechner,J. F. DiMarzio,Robert Green

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484204727

Category: Computers

Page: 605

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Learn all of the basics needed to join the ranks of successful Android game developers. You'll start with game design fundamentals and Android programming basics, and then progress toward creating your own basic game engine and playable game apps that work on Android smartphones and tablets. Beginning Android Games, Third Edition gives you everything you need to branch out and write your own Android games for a variety of hardware. Do you have an awesome idea for the next break-through mobile gaming title? Beginning Android Games will help you kick-start your project. This book will guide you through the process of making several example game apps using APIs available in Android. What You'll Learn Gain the fundamentals of game programming in the context of the Android platform Use Android's APIs for graphics, audio, and user input to reflect those fundamentals Develop two 2D games from scratch, based on Canvas API and OpenGL ES Create a full-featured 3D game Publish your games, get crash reports, and support your users Complete your own playable 2D OpenGL games Who 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.

Android Game Programming by Example

Author: John Horton

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785286196

Category: Computers

Page: 388

View: 7257

Android gaming is a hot topic these days, but one of the few areas of technology that does not have an abundance of clear and useful documentation online. However, there is an ever-increasing demand for Android games. This book will help you get up to speed with the essentials of game development with Android. The book begins by teaching you the setup of a game development environment on a fundamental level. Moving on, the book deals with concepts such as building a home screen UI, implementing game objects, and painting the scene at a fixed resolution. Gradually, it builds up to the implementation of a flexible and advanced game engine that uses OpenGL ES 2 for fast, smooth frame rates. This is achieved by starting with a simple game and gradually increasing the complexity of the three complete games built step by step. By the end of the book, you will have successfully built three exciting games over the course of three engrossing and insightful projects.

Android Game Programming For Dummies

Author: Derek James

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118235991

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 6149

Learn how to create great games for Android phones Android phones are rapidly gaining market share, nudging the iPhone out of the top spot. Games are the most frequently downloaded apps in the Android market, and users are willing to pay for them. Game programming can be challenging, but this step-by-step guide explains the process in easily understood terms. A companion Web site offers all the programming examples for download. Presents tricky game programming topics--animation, battery conservation, touch screen input, and adaptive interface issues--in the straightforward, easy-to-follow For Dummies fashion Explains how to avoid pitfalls and create fun games based on best programming practices for mobile devices A companion web site includes all programming examples If you have some programming knowledge, Android Game Programming For Dummies will have you creating cool games for the Android platform quickly and easily.

Learning Stencyl 3. X Game Development: Beginner's Guide

Author: Innes Borkwood

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849695970

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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A step-by-step, practical tutorial with a no-nonsense approach. The book starts by showing readers how to create a playable game that is fully-functioning, then moves on to demonstrate how to fine-tune the game with eye-catching graphics techniques, audio-effects and more.This book is for indie and existing game developers and those who want to get started with game development using Stencyl. Some understanding of Objective-C, C++, and game development basics is recommended. People with some programming experience may also find this book useful.

The Android Game Developer's Handbook

Author: Avisekhar Roy

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785886665

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 2415

Discover an all in one handbook to developing immersive and cross-platform Android games About This Book Practical tips and tricks to develop powerful Android games Learn to successfully implement microtransactions and monitor the performance of your game once it's out live. Integrate Google's DIY VR tool and Google Cardboard into your games to join in on the VR revolution Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for any game developer, with prior knowledge of developing games in Android. A good understanding of game development and a basic knowledge on Android platform application development and JAVA/C++ will be appreciated. What You Will Learn Learn the prospects of Android in Game Development Understand the Android architecture and explore platform limitation and variations Explore the various approaches for Game Development using Android Learn about the common mistakes and possible solutions on Android Game Development Discover the top Cross Platform Game Engines and port games on different android platform Optimize memory and performance of your game. Familiarize yourself with different ways to earn money from Android Games In Detail Gaming in android is an already established market and growing each day. Previously games were made for specific platforms, but this is the time of cross platform gaming with social connectivity. It requires vision of polishing, design and must follow user behavior. This book would help developers to predict and create scopes of improvement according to user behavior. You will begin with the guidelines and rules of game development on the Android platform followed by a brief description about the current variants of Android devices available. Next you will walk through the various tools available to develop any Android games and learn how to choose the most appropriate tools for a specific purpose. You will then learn JAVA game coding standard and style upon the Android SDK. Later, you would focus on creation, maintenance of Game Loop using Android SDK, common mistakes in game development and the solutions to avoid them to improve performance. We will deep dive into Shaders and learn how to optimize memory and performance for an Android Game before moving on to another important topic, testing and debugging Android Games followed by an overview about Virtual Reality and how to integrate them into Android games. Want to program a different way? Inside you'll also learn Android game Development using C++ and OpenGL. Finally you would walk through the required tools to polish and finalize the game and possible integration of any third party tools or SDKs in order to monetize your game when it's one the market! Style and approach The book follows a handbook approach, focused on current and future game development trend from every possible aspect including monetization and sustainability in the market.

Learning Java by Building Android Games

Author: John Horton

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784393843

Category: Computers

Page: 392

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If you are completely new to either Java, Android, or game programming and are aiming to publish Android games, then this book is for you. This book also acts as a refresher for those who already have experience in Java on another platforms or other object-oriented languages.

Monkey Game Development

Beginner's Guide

Author: Michael Hartlef

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849692092

Category: Computers

Page: 402

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The first two chapters will provide you with grounding in Monkey. In each subsequent chapter you will create a complete game deployable to either iOS, Android, HTML5, FLASH, OSX, Windows and XNA. The last chapter will show you how to monetize the games so you can be commercially successful in the app development world. Do you want to quickly create games deployable to all the major desktop and mobile platforms?, if so look no further. You will learn how to utilize the highly versatile Monkey compiler to create 2d games deployable almost anywhere. No game development or programming experience is required.

Mastering Android Game Development

Author: Raul Portales

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785281364

Category: Computers

Page: 372

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Gaming has historically been a strong driver of technology, whether we're talking about hardware or software performance, the variety of input methods, or graphics support, and the Android game platform is no different. Android is a mature, yet still growing, platform that many game developers have embraced as it provides tools, APIs, and services to help bootstrap Android projects and ensure their success, many of which are specially designed to help game developers. This book is a progressive, hands-on guide to developing highly interactive and complex Android games from scratch. You will learn all the aspects of developing a game using a space shooter game as the example that will evolve with you through the chapters. You will learn all about frame-by-frame animations and resource animations. You will also create beautiful and responsive menus and dialogs and explore the different options for playing sound effects and music in Android. You will then learn the basics of creating a particle system and how to use the Leonids library. Finally, we will configure and use Google Play Services on the developer console and port our game to the big screen.

Unity 3D Game Development by Example

A Seat-of-Your-Pants Manual for Building Fun, Groovy Little Games Quickly

Author: Ryan Henson Creighton

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849690553

Category: Computers

Page: 364

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Beginner game developers are wonderfully optimistic, passionate, and ambitious. But that ambition is often dangerous! Too often, budding indie developers and hobbyists bite off more than they can chew. Some of the most popular games in recent memory – Doodle Jump, Paper Toss, and Canabalt, to name a few – have been fun, simple games that have delighted players and delivered big profits to their creators. This is the perfect climate for new game developers to succeed by creating simple games with Unity 3D, starting today. This book starts you off on the right foot, emphasizing small, simple game ideas and playable projects that you can actually finish. The complexity of the games increases gradually as we progress through the chapters. The chosen examples help you learn a wide variety of game development techniques. With this understanding of Unity 3D and bite-sized bits of programming, you can make your own mark on the game industry by finishing fun, simple games. This book shows you how to build crucial game elements that you can reuse and re-skin in many different games, using the phenomenal (and free!) Unity 3D game engine. It initiates you into indie game culture by teaching you how to make your own small, simple games using Unity3D and some gentle, easy-to-understand code. It will help you turn a rudimentary keep-up game into a madcap race through hospital hallways to rush a still-beating heart to the transplant ward, program a complete 2D game using Unity's User Interface controls, put a dramatic love story spin on a simple catch game, and turn that around into a classic space shooter with spectacular explosions and "pew" sounds! By the time you're finished, you'll have learned to develop a number of important pieces to create your own games that focus in on that small, singular piece of joy that makes games fun. This book shoots straight for the heart of fun, simple game design and keeps shooting until you have all the pieces you need to assemble your own great games.

Android Programming for Beginners

The Simple Guide to Learning Android Programming Fast!

Author: Tim Warren

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781516998104

Category:

Page: 56

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Android Programming For Beginners Grab this GREAT physical book now at a limited time discounted price! Android programming is a great skill for any aspiring computer programmer to have. Being able to create apps for Android can be fun, but also lucrative. Wouldn't it be great to create the next big app? While this doesn't happen often, it's definitely a possibility! Regardless if this is your goal or not, developing Android apps is super fun and enjoyable! This book is aimed at complete beginners to Android programming. It takes you through everything you need to know to begin making apps! It takes you step by step through the creation of your very first app, and helps you to hit the ground running! Here Is What You'll Learn About... History Of Android Android's Architecture App Development Preparation Programming With JAVA & XML How To Use Android Studio Your First App Editing & Distributing Your App Much, Much More! Order your copy of this fantastic book today!

Getting Started with Unity 2018 - Third Edition

Author: Dr Edward Lavieri

Publisher: Packt Publishing

ISBN: 9781788830102

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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The Unity game engine has revolutionized the gaming industry with its complete set of intuitive tools and rapid workflows which can be used to create interactive 3D content. With Unity you can scaffold your way from the basics and make a game without coding. This book will guide you through the entire process of creating a 3D VR game, from downloading the Unity game engine to publishing your game. It not only gives you a strong foundation, but puts you on the path to game development. Beginning with an overview of the Unity engine and its interface, you will walk through the process of creating a game environment and learn how to use built-in assets as well as assets created with third-party 3D modeling tools such as Blender. Moving on, you will create your very own animation clips from within Unity and learn scripting in Unity. You will master exciting concepts including mini-mapping, the game navigation system, sound effects, shadows, and light effects. Next, you'll learn how to create your first VR experience, right from setting up the project to image effects. You'll be familiarized with all the tools that Unity has to offer to create your own immersive VR experiences. Each section is a stepping-stone toward the completion of the final game. By the end of the book, you'll have learned advanced topics such as cross-platform considerations that enable your games to run on every platform.

Learning Unity Android Game Development

Author: Thomas Finnegan

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784395226

Category: Computers

Page: 338

View: 4794

If you are an Android developer who wants to learn how to build games with Unity for the Android platform, then this book is ideal for you. Some prior knowledge of C# and JavaScript would be helpful.

Cryengine 3 Game Development

Beginner's Guide

Author: Sean Tracy,Paul Reindell

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781849692069

Category: Computers

Page: 354

View: 9421

Discover how to use the CryENGINE 3 free SDK, the next-generation real-time game development tool.

Beginning Android 4

Author: Mark Murphy,Grant Allen

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430239859

Category: Computers

Page: 604

View: 9796

Beginning Android 4 is an update to Beginning Android 3, originally written by Mark Murphy. It is your first step on the path to creating marketable apps for the burgeoning Android Market, Amazon's Android Appstore, and more. Google’s Android operating-system has taken the industry by storm, going from its humble beginnings as a smartphone operating system to its current status as a platform for apps that run across a gamut of devices from phones to tablets to netbooks to televisions, and the list is sure to grow. Smart developers are not sitting idly by in the stands, but are jumping into the game of creating innovative and salable applications for this fast-growing, mobile- and consumer-device platform. If you’re not in the game yet, now is your chance! Beginning Android 4 is fresh with details on the latest iteration of the Android platform. Begin at the beginning by installing the tools and compiling a skeleton app. Move through creating layouts, employing widgets, taking user input, and giving back results. Soon you’ll be creating innovative applications involving multi-touch, multi-tasking, location-based feature sets using GPS. You’ll be drawing data live from the Internet using web services and delighting your customers with life-enhancing apps. Not since the PC era first began has there been this much opportunity for the common developer. What are you waiting for? Grab your copy of Beginning Android 4 and get started!

Unity Game Development Essentials

Author: Will Goldstone

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781847198198

Category: Computers

Page: 298

View: 9766

Build fully functional, professional 3D games with realistic environments, sound, dynamic effects, and more!

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