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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    This book is  excellent for anyone who has Java experience and w

    This book is  excellent for anyone who has Java experience and want to make games for Android.  I have gone 
    through the entire book and I can say for sure that this book really covers everything you need to know.  

    I would say this book would be appropriate for, at the very least, anyone with Java experience; game programming and/or Android
    development isn't necessary.  However, I would personally recommend going through the first few official Android tutorials offered 
    by Google.
    I would say this book is NOT appropriate for anyone new to programming, or anyone who has basic programming experience with
    other languages, but have no experience with Java itself. (a few youtube tutorials and you'd probably be good to go, however.)

    All in all, I'm very glad i purchased this book.  Rather than teaching you like, "Ch 1: Building a platformer on Android," "Ch 2: building
    a scrolling shooter on Android," (like some other books i've read) it walks you through building a framework that makes it much
    easier to build games, supplying you with the knowledge you need to create reusable code that can apply to any games, 2D or
    3D, of any genre.
    Also notable, he teaches you how to use Canvas initially, which is fine for games that don't need the power of OpenGl, but then goes
    on to teach you how to use OpenGl 1.1 to make a 2D game, and a 3D game.  While OpenGl 1.1 lacks some (just a few) of the
    features of the newer OpenGl 2.0, it is much simpler, especially if you've never programmed graphics before.
    In the end, this is THE book i would recommend to anyone with Java experience that wants to make Android games.

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    Posted May 25, 2012


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