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Beginning Android Games by Mario Zechner

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Chapter 1. Android, the New Kid on the Block

As a kid of the early nineties, I naturally grew up with my trusty Nintendo Game Boy. I spent countless hours helping Mario rescue the princess, getting the highest score in Tetris, and racing my friends in RC Pro-Am via link cable. I took this awesome piece of hardware with me everywhere and every time I could. My passion for games made me want to create my own worlds and share them with my friends. I started programming on the PC but soon found out that I couldn't transfer my little masterpieces to the Game Boy. I continued being an enthusiastic programmer, but over time my interest in actually playing video games faded. Also, my Game Boy broke . . .

Fast forward to 2010. Smartphones are becoming the ...

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