Learning Java by Building Android Games: Learn Java and Android from scratch by building six exciting games, 2nd Edition

Author:   John Horton
Publisher:   Packt Publishing Limited
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
ISBN:  

9781788839150


Pages:   774
Publication Date:   29 August 2018
Format:   Paperback
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Get ready for a fun-filled experience of learning Java by developing games for the Android platform Key Features Learn Java, Android, and object-oriented programming from scratch Build games including Sub Hunter, Retro Pong, Bullet Hell, Classic Snake, and a 2D Scrolling Shooter Create and design your own games, such as an open-world platform game Book DescriptionAndroid is one of the most popular mobile operating systems presently. It uses the most popular programming language, Java, as the primary language for building apps of all types. However, this book is unlike other Android books in that it doesn't assume that you already have Java proficiency. This new and expanded second edition of Learning Java by Building Android Games shows you how to start building Android games from scratch. The difficulty level will grow steadily as you explore key Java topics, such as variables, loops, methods, object oriented programming, and design patterns, including code and examples that are written for Java 9 and Android P. At each stage, you will put what you've learned into practice by developing a game. You will build games such as Minesweeper, Retro Pong, Bullet Hell, and Classic Snake and Scrolling Shooter games. In the later chapters, you will create a time-trial, open-world platform game. By the end of the book, you will not only have grasped Java and Android but will also have developed six cool games for the Android platform. What you will learn Set up a game development environment in Android Studio Implement screen locking, screen rotation, pixel graphics, and play sound effects Respond to a player's touch, and program intelligent enemies who challenge the player in different ways Learn game development concepts, such as collision detection, animating sprite sheets, simple tracking and following, AI, parallax backgrounds, and particle explosions Animate objects at 60 frames per second (FPS) and manage multiple independent objects using Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) Understand the essentials of game programming, such as design patterns, object-oriented programming, Singleton, strategy, and entity-component patterns Learn how to use the Android API, including Activity lifecycle, detecting version number, SoundPool API, Paint, Canvas, and Bitmap classes Build a side-scrolling shooter and an open world 2D platformer using advanced OOP concepts and programming patterns Who this book is forLearning Java by Building Android Games is for you if you are completely new to Java, Android, or game programming and want to make Android games. This book also acts as a refresher for those who already have experience of using Java on Android or any other platform without game development experience.

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Author:   John Horton
Publisher:   Packt Publishing Limited
Imprint:   Packt Publishing Limited
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
ISBN:  

9781788839150


ISBN 10:   1788839153
Pages:   774
Publication Date:   29 August 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
We have confirmation that this item is in stock with the supplier. It will be ordered in for you and dispatched immediately.

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Table of Contents Java, Android & Games Java Basics & An Introduction to Object Oriented Programming - Starting the Sub Hunter Game Java Variables, Operators, Expressions and Android Debugging - Spawning a Sub to Hunt Making Decisions with Java If, Else & Switch - Getting the Player's Input The Android Canvas Class, Drawing to The Screen - Firing Depth Charges While, Do While, For Loops, Break & Continue - Enhancing Sub Hunter Game Java Methods - Finishing Sub Hunter Game Object Oriented Programming - Starting the Pong Game Interfaces, Threads & Exceptions - Coding the Pong Game Loop Coding a class for the player's bat & Handling Input Collisions, Sound FX and Supporting Different Android Versions - Finishing the Pong Game Handling LOTS of Objects with Arrays - Welcome to Bullet HELL Drawing with Bitmap Graphics - Coding the Player and Finishing the Game Java Collections, The Stack, the Heap & Garbage Collection - Starting the Snake Game Using Java Enumerations - Building the Snake Class Android Localization, Hola! - Building a Retro Game Loop Finishing the Snake Game More Advanced OOP using Inheritance, Polymorphism & the Entity Component Pattern - Starting the Scrolling Shooter Game Managing Sound Better & Pausing the Game Coding The player's ship and Scrolling Stars Persisting Data & Finishing the Game Using More Advanced OOP with Singleton Pattern & the AssetManager Class - Starting the Platformer Game Viewing Huge Worlds Through a Camera Improving Performance with Object Pools & Animating with Sprite Sheets - Adding Enemies and Bullets Handling Multiple Screens & Communicating Between Objects - Finishing the Platform Game What next

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John Horton is a programming and gaming enthusiast based in the UK. He has a passion for writing apps, games, books, and blog articles. He is the founder of Game Code School.

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