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Learning Android Game Programming: A Hands-On Guide to Building Your First Android Game by Richard A. Rogers

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11. Sound

Sound enhances the mood of a game and can help bring the action to life. It provides an emotional connection that can’t be achieved any other way. Filmmakers have recognized this fact ever since talkies started with The Jazz Singer, and they invest huge sums of money in creating just the right background music, and just the right sound effects, for their films. You probably don’t have their budget, and you may not be as gifted as John Williams, but sound will be important for your game. The AndEngine library for Android provides APIs that build on Android’s native multimedia capabilities and make it easy to incorporate these features.

How Sound Is Used in Games

An entire profession is built around the design of sounds for video games. ...

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