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Pro Android Games by Vladimir Silva

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Chapter 3. Building a Java Game from Scratch

If you don't like C and want to stay as far away from it as possible, the next two chapters will show you how simple and fun writing a Java-only game can be. We start by taking a look at the differences between Android and the Java Micro Edition (Java ME), which is the standard for mobile development. Next, we take a look at some basic gaming techniques such as sprite rendering and sound manipulation, as an appetizer to the main course—building a real game called Space Blaster. In this fun game, you must shoot or duck incoming asteroids that threaten to destroy your space ship. A shield will also help you in your quest for a high score. Let's get started.

Android Gaming vs. Java ME Gaming

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