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Android Game Programming For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-23599-7
384 pages
November 2012
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Introduction  1

Part I: Adopting the Android Gaming Mindset  7

Chapter 1: Getting to Know Android Gaming 9

Chapter 2: Designing Your Game 27

Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Development Environment 51

Part II: Starting to Program  77

Chapter 4: Dissecting an Android App 79

Part III: Making Your First Game: Crazy Eights  109

Chapter 5: Creating a Simple Title Screen 111

Chapter 6: Creating a Basic Play Screen 135

Chapter 7: Finishing Your First Game 181

Part IV: Moving On to Your Second Game: Whack-a-Mole  199

Chapter 8: Creating a Complex Title Screen 201

Chapter 9: Creating an Animated Play Screen 217

Chapter 10: Storing and Retrieving Game Information 245

Part V: Managing Your Game in the Market 261

Chapter 11: Making Money with Your Game 263

Chapter 12: Publishing and Updating Your Game 277

Part VI:The Part of Tens  295

Chapter 13: Ten Open-Source Game Projects 297

Chapter 14: Ten Game Engines and Tools 307

Chapter 15: Ten More Places to Distribute Your Game 317

Chapter 16: Ten Websites for Android Game Developers 327

Glossary  339

Index  343