Android Studio Game Development

Concepts and Design

Authors: DiMarzio, J. F.

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  • A one of a kind short book on building games with popular 
  • Android Studio IDE
  • Includes all of the key fundamentals of game development
  • Pairs nicely with Apress best seller, Learn Android Studio IDE
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About this book

This short book walks you through the process of creating mobile games using the new Android Studio IDE. Android Studio Game Development introduces you to the key tools in Android Studio and gives you the knowledge you need to develop games in Android Studio.

This book takes you from installing Android Studio, through exploring the IDE to creating a new project and setting up GitHub as a VCS. You'll then be well equipped to tackle the game-development topics that make up the rest of the book. You'll learn about OpenGL ES and how to deal with polygons, before mastering image loading and sprite sheets.

The final three chapters cover topics vital to successful game development: interactivity. You'll gain skills in reading user input, responding to that input with in-game movement, and detecting collisions.

You'll learn:

  • How to create projects in Android Studio
  • How to use the SDK manager to keep your Android SDK current
  • How to commit to and get projects from GitHub
  • How to use OpenGL ES to load images
  • How to react to player input
  • How to debug your games using Android Studio

Audience

This book is for those who may be new to game development who have some experience with Android Studio IDE and Android.  To learn about Android Studio, check out Learn Android Studio IDE by Gerber and Craig (Apress).

About the authors

J. F. DiMarzio is a seasoned Android developer and author. He began developing games in Basic on the TRS-80 Color Computer II in 1984. Since then, he has worked in the technology departments of companies such as the U.S. Department of Defense and the Walt Disney Company. He has been developing on the Android platform since the beta release of version .03, and he has published two professional applications and one game on the Android Marketplace. DiMarzio is also an accomplished author. Over the last 14 years, he has released 12 books, including Android: A Programmer’s Guide. His books have been translated into five languages and published worldwide. DiMarzio’s writing style is very easy to read and understand, which makes the information in the topics that he presents more retainable.

Reviews

“Android Studio game development, a self-described mini-book of 95 pages (excluding the front matter), is a recent arrival to the scene. … The book teaches how to load images, and very briefly how to respond to user input and the basics of collision detection. … this mini-book can only be recommended to programmers with some previous experience in game development, maybe not in Android, and who know nothing about OpenGL ES.” (Hector Antonio Villa-Martinez, Computing Reviews, March, 2017)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 26,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1718-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 36,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1717-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Android Studio Game Development
Book Subtitle
Concepts and Design
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
J. F. DiMarzio
Distribution Rights
Standard Apress channels
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-1718-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-1718-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-1717-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 95
Number of Illustrations
42 b/w illustrations
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