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Android Game Programming For Dummies by Derek James

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Chapter 1

Getting to Know Android Gaming

In This Chapter

arrow Learning the background of Android

arrow Approaching Android as a gaming platform

arrow Planning your first game

You love games and now want to make some of your own, specifically for smartphones and tablets. You’re in luck! These are exciting times for the mobile game industry. Mobile device adoption is exploding, and mobile games are the hottest segment of mobile applications.

Android in particular is experiencing enormous growth. That means your games will be available to millions of users around the world. Android is also a great platform for developers, with flexibility and freedom unparalleled on other mobile platforms.

Seeing the Potential of the Android Platform

Whether you want to make games for Android as a personal project or as part of a plan to launch your own game studio, the platform has a lot of things going for it. For starters:

check.png Android is an open platform.

That means fewer restrictions on what you have access to and what you can do.

Android is the fastest-growing mobile platform.

That means more people to download ...

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