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Programming a Pong Game for Android

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If you are lucky and NOT old enough to remember Pong then you should take a look at it and find out some more before continuing. We will be programming the further simplified, single player, Squash style version of the game. The player must bounce the ball of the “back” wall and he gets a […]

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Beginning C++ Game Programming 2nd Edition

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Unity 2d Shooter

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This 2D space shooter tutorial features spaceships, spinning sprites, steadily increasing difficulty, some simple lighting, retro sound effects and a cool backing track. The whole thing should take no longer than a couple of hours to work through. Be sure to play the game (below) so you will be able to understand what we are […]

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Android Programming with Kotlin for Beginners

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Android Programming for Beginners 2nd Edition

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Coding a Space Invaders Game in Kotlin

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This Kotlin beginner tutorial is an attempt to introduce readers with just a basic knowledge of Kotlin to game programming.

Space Invaders is an all-time classic and my first experience of a video game outside of the home. When my dad would take me to the pub as a kid I wasn’t thinking about the coke […]

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Learning Java by Building Android Games 2nd Edition

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Coding a Snake Game for Android

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As the title suggests, in this project we will build a simple snake style game. This style of game has been around since the mid 1970’s under other names like Worm and Surround.I played this thing for many hours on the ancient Sword M5 and the “green screen” Sharp MZ80 back in the 1980’s. Snake […]

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Installing Unreal Engine 4

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This tutorial is the place to start if you are a complete beginner to Unreal Engine. It will cover the quick and easy installation process as well as a quick guided tour of the Unreal Engine UI.

To get started, register and download the latest version of Unreal Engine from here.

You will need to fill out […]

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Simple patrol & chase AI tutorial with Unity 2D and Mecanim

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In this simple Unity AI tutorial we will create a horde of zombies who wander around the screen between random hidden waypoints until they see the player controlled object, at which point they will give chase until they lose sight of the player. They will then resume their aimless wandering. It would be very easy […]


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