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Computer Science | Pro Android Games

Pro Android Games

Silva, Vladimir

2010, XVI, 298 p.

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  • Android is Google’s software platform answer to the iPhone and BlackBerry, offering advantages in terms of multitasking, running apps in the background and more
  • Google’s partners in the Open Handset Alliance – supporting Android – already provide the devices with HTC G1 and G2, with 18 more Google Phones set to debut later this year, according to Google I/O Conference news
  • Pro Android 2 Games is the first book on Android Games development, and one of the first on Android 2.0.
  • This book is a detailed look at building classic and fun games from scratch or porting classic games from other platforms to Android

Do you remember landmark games like Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Asteroids? Well, here's an exciting opportunity to build and/or port these games to one of the hottest mobile and netbooks platforms today: Google's Android.

Pro Android Games teaches you how to build cool games like Space Blaster and the classic Asteroids from scratch on the latest Android platform. This book also shows you how to port other classic freeware/shareware games like Doom and Wolfenstein 3D from C using the Java Native Interface (JNI) for Android.

This book is all about a unique perspective in Android game development: a well-balanced, powerful combination of pure Java and hybrid game development, mixing Java and C. By combining the elegant object-oriented features of Java and the raw power of C, there is no limit to the types of games that you can build for the platform. With actionable real-world source code in hand, this book allows you to dive right into games development on Android. You'll definitely have fun, and perhaps you'll even make some money. Enjoy!

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Android - Apple iPhone - Java - graphics - netbook - rendering

Related subjects » Computer Science

Table of contents 

  1. Welcome to Android Gaming
  2. Compiling Native Code in Android
  3. Building a Java Game from Scratch
  4. Java Games Continued: Fun with Polygons
  5. Hybrid 3D Graphics with OpenGL and JNI
  6. 3D Shooters Episode I: Wolfenstein 3D for Android
  7. 3D Shooters Episode II: Doom for Android

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