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Beginning Java Game Development with LibGDX

Authors: STEMKOSKI, LEE

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  • No prior programming experience is required; appropriate for ages 14 and older
  • Create 12 video game prototypes, more than any other book in this area
  • Emphasizes both design/aesthetic and technical/programming aspects of game development
  • Games created with the Construct game engine can be easily shared and exported to a variety of platforms (web, desktop, mobile)
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About this book

Design and create video games using Java, with the LibGDX software library. By reading Beginning Java Game Development with LibGDX, you will learn how to design video game programs and how to build them in Java. You will be able to create your own 2D games, using various hardware for input (keyboard/mouse, gamepad controllers, or touchscreen), and create executable versions of your games. The LibGDX library facilitates the game development process by providing pre-built functionality for common tasks. It is a free, open source library that includes full cross-platform compatibility, so programs written using this library can be compiled to run on desktop computers (Windows/MacOS), web browsers, and smartphones/tablets (both Android and iOS).
Beginning Java Game Development with LibGDX teaches by example with many game case study projects that you will build throughout the book. This ensures that you will see all of the APIs that are encountered in the book in action and learn to incorporate them into your own projects. The book also focuses on teaching core Java programming concepts and applying them to game development.

What You Will Learn

  • How to use the LibGDX framework to create a host of 2D arcade game case studies
  • How to compile your game to run on multiple platforms, such as iOS, Android, Windows, and MacOS
  • How to incorporate different control schemes, such as touchscreen, gamepad, and keyboard

Who This Book Is ForReaders should have an introductory level knowledge of basic Java programming. In particular, you should be familiar with: variables, conditional statements, loops, and be able to write methods and classes to accomplish simple tasks. This background is equivalent to having taken a first-semester college course in Java programming.

About the authors

Lee Stemkoski is a professor of computer science and mathematics. He has been teaching Java Programming and Video Game Programming for the past five years. He has authored many scholarly articles as well as game development tutorials.

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eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1500-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1501-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Java Game Development with LibGDX
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
LEE STEMKOSKI
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-1500-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-1500-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-1501-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 276
Number of Illustrations and Tables
79 b/w illustrations
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