Game coding for beginners


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Android Programming for Beginners

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Published on the 31st December 2015.
ISBN 9781785883262.
Paperback 723 pages.

Are you trying to start a career in programming, but haven’t found the right way in? Do you have a great idea for an app, but don’t know how to make it a reality? Or maybe you’re just frustrated that “to learn Android, you must know java.” If so, […]

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Android Game Programming by Example

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Published on the 30th June 2015.
ISBN 139781785280122.
Paperback 388 pages.

The book is best suited for existing Android or Java programmers who want to adapt their skills to make exciting Android games. The book starts by using slightly beyond beginner level Java and steadily increases the difficulty. The book is also for determined readers who might have no […]

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New Android game project this week

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Update: The Space Invaders Android project is now available here. Android Space Invaders coding tutorial.

I have just finished having a lot of fun putting together a simple Space Invaders clone for Android. The game has a few extra features compared to the Android Breakout game project that I posted last week and builds on knowledge and techniques […]

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Checking for conditions and branching demo

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In this quick mini-project we will practice how to test for conditions using Java in an Android game project. Condition testing is a basic staple of all programming including games. If you think it sounds complicated you will be pleasantly surprised.

To get started create a new Android project and enter ConditionsAndBranching in the Aplication Name field […]

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Setting up Android Studio development environment

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Setting up your Android development environment does not have to be hard. In this tutorial, I will walk you through all the steps required to install Android Studio 2.2.2. By the end of the tutorial, you will be ready to build and deploy your first Android games and I have written quick tutorials on how […]

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New book announcement

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I have just signed contracts to write another game coding book. Android Game Programming By Example will pure game programming with every line of code part of a working game that can be built and deployed to an Android device. This title will be ideally suited to anybody who already has some Java knowledge, perhaps to level 2 of […]

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Learning Java Building Android Games

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I am getting quite excited now as my first book on game coding for beginners now has a release date of 26th January 2015. My book called “Learning Java Building Android Games” does as the title suggests, but what makes it possibly unique is that it assume no previous coding experience whatsoever. You can read […]

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