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Computer Science | Beginning Android 4 Games Development

Beginning Android 4 Games Development

Zechner, Mario, Green, Robert

2011, XV, 696 p.

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    • Aims to be first Android 4 Games book to market
    • Updates this strong or bestselling Android games book
    • Android technology is hot and now the world's leading mobile platform, according to Gartner

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

Content Level » Popular/general

Related subjects » Computer Science

Table of contents 

  1. Android, the New Kid on the Block
  2. First Steps with the Android SDK
  3. Game Development 101
  4. Android for Game Developers
  5. An Android Game Development Framework
  6. Mr. Nom Invades Android
  7. OpenGL ES: A Gentle Introduction
  8. 2D Game Programming Tricks
  9. Super Jumper: A 2D OpenGL ES Game
  10. OpenGL ES: Going 3D
  11. 3D Programming Tricks
  12. Droid Invaders: the Grand Finale
  13. Advanced Techniques from Latest SDK
  14. Publishing Your Game

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