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Creating Mobile Games

Author : Carol Hamer
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Practical Java ME Game Projects with MIDP is or will likely be the first Java games book for the newly updated and now open source Java Micro Edition (ME). And it will be first and possibly only that covers all MIDP versions 1-3. Online updates and discussions are available through the author’s well-known blog site. From a basic game to professional game projects, this book has what you need to be a mobile Java game developer (and player).

Creating Mobile Games with Unity

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Developing mobile games in Unity takes a different skill set than building desktop or console games. You have to take screen resolution, special inputs like touches and accelerometer data, and performance into account. This course shows you how to meet these challenges and optimize your game development workflow specifically for mobile. Author Kelley Hecker explains how to set up the development environment to deploy to iOS and Android devices, access inputs from the device, and design user interfaces to work with multiple resolutions. Plus, learn how to debug a game while it's running on a device, and optimize your games to get faster, smoother performance.

Unity 2017 Mobile Game Development

Author : John P. Doran
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Learn to create, publish and monetize your mobile games with the latest Unity 2017 tool-set easily for Android and iOS About This Book One-stop solution to becoming proficient in mobile game development using Unity 2017 Port your Unity games to popular platforms such as iOS and Android Unleash the power of C# scripting to create realistic gameplay and animations in Unity 2017. Who This Book Is For If you are a game developer and want to build mobile games for iOS and Android, then this is the book for you. Previous knowledge of C# and Unity is helpful, but not required. What You Will Learn Use Unity to build an endless runner game Set up and deploy a project to a mobile device Create interesting gameplay elements using inputs from your mobile device Monetize your game projects with Unity ads and in-app purchases Design UI elements that can be used well in Landscape and Portrait mode at different resolutions, supporting phones, tablets, and PCs. How to submit your game to the iOS and Android app stores In Detail Unity has established itself as an overpowering force for developing mobile games. If you love mobile games and want to learn how to make them but have no idea where to begin, then this book is just what you need. This book takes a clear, step-by-step approach to building an endless runner game using Unity with plenty of examples on how to create a game that is uniquely your own. Starting from scratch, you will build, set up, and deploy a simple game to a mobile device. You will learn to add touch gestures and design UI elements that can be used in both landscape and portrait mode at different resolutions. You will explore the best ways to monetize your game projects using Unity Ads and in-app purchases before you share your game information on social networks. Next, using Unity's analytics tools you will be able to make your game better by gaining insights into how players like and use your game. Finally, you'll learn how to publish your game on the iOS and Android App Stores for the world to see and play along. Style and approach This book takes a clear, step-by-step approach for Unity game developers to explore everything needed to develop mobile games with Unity.

Developing Mobile Games with Moai SDK

Author : Francisco Tufró
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10. Creating a HUD; The basics; Left or right, that's the question; Updating information; Summary; 11. Let the Right Music In!; Audio manager; Background music; Sound effects; Summary; 12. iOS Deployment; Xcode project; The host; Running an example; Setting up our own project; Pointing to the correct source code; Fixing source paths; Fixing include paths; Fixing linked libraries; Going multi-platform; Running on the device; Summary; 13. Deployment to Other Platforms; Windows; Mac OS X; Android; Google Chrome (native client); Linux; Summary; Index.

Career Building Through Creating Mobile Apps

Author : Erin Staley
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As more people connect online through mobile devices, apps continue to grow in popularity. There are apps for almost every need: health, news, social networking, entertainment, and more, all designed to make the user's life run more smoothly. And app developers are growing in number by the day, turning their talent into a business. This volume gives readers all the tools they need to master the world and business of app development. It is a terrific read for current app developers or anyone interested in going into the field.

Holistic Mobile Game Development with Unity

Author : Penny de Byl
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Holistic Mobile Game Development with Unity: An All-In-One Guide to Implementing Mechanics, Art Design and Programming for iOS and Android Games Master mobile game design and development in this all-in-one guide to creating iOS and Android games in the cutting-edge game engine, Unity. By using Penny de Byl’s holistic method, you will learn about the principles of art, design, and code and gain multidisciplinary skills needed to succeed in the independent mobile games industry. In addition, hands-on exercises will help you throughout the process from design to publication in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Over 70 practical step-by-step exercises recreating the game mechanics of contemporary mobile games, including Angry Birds, Temple Run, Year Walk, Minecraft, Curiosity Cube, Fruit Ninja, and more. Design principles, art, and programming in unison – the one-stop shop for indie developers requiring interdisciplinary skills in their small teams. An introduction to essential two- and three-dimensional mathematics, geometry and physics concepts. A portfolio of royalty free reusable game mechanics and assets. Accompanying website,, features project source code, instructional videos, art assets, author blog, and teaching resources. Challenge questions and lesson plans are available online for an enhanced learning experience.

Unity 2020 Mobile Game Development

Author : John P. Doran
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A practical guide on how to use Unity for building cross-platform mobile games and Augmented Reality apps using the latest Unity 2020 toolset Key Features Create, deploy, and monetize captivating and immersive games on Android and iOS platforms Take your games into the real world by adding augmented reality features to your mobile projects Kick-start your mobile game development journey with step-by-step instructions and a demo game project Book Description Unity 2020 brings a lot of new features that can be harnessed for building powerful games for popular mobile platforms. This updated second edition delves into Unity development, covering the new features of Unity, modern development practices, and augmented reality (AR) for creating an immersive mobile experience. The book takes a step-by-step approach to building an endless runner game using Unity to help you learn the concepts of mobile game development. This new edition also covers AR features and explains how to implement them using ARCore and ARKit with Unity. The book explores the new mobile notification package and helps you add notifications for your games. You'll learn how to add touch gestures and design UI elements that can be used in both landscape and portrait modes at different resolutions. The book then covers the best ways to monetize your games using Unity Ads and in-app purchases before you learn how to integrate your game with various social networks. Next, using Unity's analytics tools, you'll enhance your game by gaining insights into how players like and use your game. Finally, you'll take your games into the real world by implementing AR capabilities and publishing them on both Android and iOS app stores. By the end of this book, you will have learned Unity tools and techniques and be able to use them to build robust cross-platform mobile games. What you will learn Design responsive user interfaces for your mobile games Detect collisions, receive user input, and create player movements for your mobile games Create interesting gameplay elements using inputs from your mobile device Explore the mobile notification package in Unity game engine to keep players engaged Create interactive and visually appealing content for Android and iOS devices Monetize your game projects using Unity Ads and in-app purchases Who this book is for If you are a game developer or mobile developer who wants to learn Unity and use it to build mobile games for iOS and Android, then this Unity book is for you. Prior knowledge of C# and Unity will be beneficial but is not mandatory.

Photoshop for Games

Author : Shawn Nelson
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Most game artists use Photoshop to work out idea as much as to create a final product that can be used in a game. There are many ways to work efficiently in the program that can be tapped for a workflow that keeps artists productive and sane. This book takes an approach to creating assets in Photoshop that both beginners and intermediates will find refreshing. Where other books focus on Photoshop lessons or on the basics of drawing, Photoshop for Games gives you many hands-on lessons for developing artwork that can be adapted for many purposes. Full of inspiring projects , readers will find examples from comic, realistic, graphic styles, and more. Downloadable project files and videos accompany some of the tutorials so that readers can dive deeper on topics. Whether they are developing games for consoles, mobile devices, or the Web, game artists from all backgrounds will learn the best practices to game art creation in Photoshop.

Best Mobile Game Ever Made Top 100

Author : Alex Trost
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Are you looking for a journey that will take you through this amazing obok, along with funny comments and a word puzzle? Then this book is for you. Whether you are looking at this book for curiosity, choices, options, or just for fun; this book fits any criteria. Writing this book did not happen quickly. It is thorough look at accuracy and foundation before the book was even started. This book was created to inform, entertain and maybe even test your knowledge. By the time you finish reading this book you will want to share it with others.

Games on Symbian OS

Author : Fadi Chehimi
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The first part of this book discusses the mobile games industry, and includes analysis of why the mobile industry differs from other sectors of the games market, a discussion of the sales of mobile games, their types, the gamers who play them, and how the games are sold. The second part describes key aspects of writing games for Symbian smartphones using Symbian C++ and native APIs. The chapters cover the use of graphics and audio, multiplayer game design, the basics of writing a game loop using Symbian OS active objects, and general good practice. There is also a chapter covering the use of hardware APIs, such as the camera and vibra. Part Three covers porting games to Symbian OS using C or C++, and discusses the standards support that Symbian OS provides,and some of the middleware solutions available. A chapter about the N-Gage platform discusses how Nokia is pioneering the next generation of mobile games, by providing a platform SDK for professional games developers to port games rapidly and effectively. The final part of the book discusses how to create mobile games for Symbian smartphones using java ME, Doja (for Japan) or Flash Lite 2. This book will help you if you are: * a C++ developer familiar with mobile development but new to the games market * a professional games developer wishing to port your games to run on Symbian OS platforms such as S60 and UIQ * someone who is interested in creating C++, Java ME or Flash Lite games for Symbian smartphones. This book shows how to create mobile games for Symbian smartphones such as S60 3rd Edition, UIQ3 or FOMA devices. It includes contributions from a number of experts in the mobile games industry, including Nokia's N-gage team, Ideaworks3D, and ZingMagic, as well as academics leading the field of innovative mobile experiences.

Corona SDK Mobile Game Development

Author : Michelle M. Fernandez
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You will learn by doing. First a brief crash course in Lua and Corona. Once this is done you will be thrown straight into creating fully functional complete games chapter by chapter. Certain chapters are reserved for adding advanced features such as multiple device integration, social networking and monetization. This book is for anyone who wants to have a go at creating commercially successfully games for Android and iOS. You don't need game development or programming experience.

Beginning Android Games Development

Author : Ted Hagos
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Do you have an awesome idea for the next break-through mobile gaming title? This updated edition will help you kick-start your project as it guides you through the process of creating several example game apps using APIs available in Android. You will learn the basics needed to join the ranks of successful Android game app developers. the book starts with game design fundamentals using Canvas and Android SDK 10 or earlier programming basics. You then will progress toward creating your own basic game engine and playable game apps that work on Android 10 or earlier smartphones and tablets. You take your game through the chapters and topics in the book to learn different tools such as OpenGL ES. And you will learn about publishing and marketing your games to monetize your creation. What You Will Learn Gain knowledge on the fundamentals of game programming in the context of Android Use Android's APIs for graphics, audio, and user input to reflect those fundamentals Develop two 2D games from scratch, based on Canvas API and OpenGL ES Create a full-featured 3D game Publish your games, get crash reports, and support your users Complete your own playable 2D OpenGL games Who This Book Is For Those with basic knowledge of Java who want to write games on the Android platform, and experienced game developers who want to know about the pitfalls and peculiarities of the platform

Android Studio Game Development

Author : Jerome DiMarzio
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This short book walks you through the process of creating mobile games using the new Android Studio IDE. Android Studio Game Development introduces you to the key tools in Android Studio and gives you the knowledge you need to develop games in Android Studio. This book takes you from installing Android Studio, through exploring the IDE to creating a new project and setting up GitHub as a VCS. You'll then be well equipped to tackle the game-development topics that make up the rest of the book. You'll learn about OpenGL ES and how to deal with polygons, before mastering image loading and sprite sheets. The final three chapters cover topics vital to successful game development: interactivity. You'll gain skills in reading user input, responding to that input with in-game movement, and detecting collisions. You'll learn: How to create projects in Android Studio How to use the SDK manager to keep your Android SDK current How to commit to and get projects from GitHub How to use OpenGL ES to load images How to react to player input How to debug your games using Android Studio Audience This book is for those who may be new to game development who have some experience with Android Studio IDE and Android. To learn about Android Studio, check out Learn Android Studio IDE by Gerber and Craig (Apress).

Learning C by Creating Games with UE4

Author : William Sherif
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If you are really passionate about games and have always wanted to write your own, this book is perfect for you. It will help you get started with programming in C++ and explore the immense functionalities of UE4.

Implementing Mobile TV

Author : Amitabh Kumar
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Implement state-of-the-art Mobile TV networks with this comprehensive guide to the latest technologies and standards, including MediaFLO, ATSC Mobile DTV, and CMMB, the same technologies seeing large-scale rollouts today around the world. You not only gain deep insight into the maze of technologies, but also the principles of mobile content-what makes it work, how it's produced, repurposed and delivered securely, and how it integrates with mobile and Internet domains. Learn about the key enablers of a mobile TV service, like smartphones, chipsets, and mobile software. Gain access to a detailed look at the networks deployed worldwide with real-world case studies. The informative diagrams provide rich visualization of the new technologies, services, and revenue models. Gain understanding of how mobile TV can be made interactive and how it can be delivered seamlessly in multiple markets. Get insight into the growing capabilities of multimedia handsets and software which drives innovative applications. Author Amitabh Kumar begins with the basics of mobile multimedia and progresses to cover details of technologies, networks, and firmware for mobile TV services. Easy to follow, Implementing Mobile TV features a rich presentation that includes dozens of FAQs and "Quick Facts." This new edition is updated to reflect the quickly evolving world of Mobile TV, focusing on factors for success and providing understanding of:

Mobile Commerce

Author : Paul May
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This book provides the context, architectures, case studies, and intelligent analysis that will help you grasp this rapidly emerging subject. With keen insight into the needs of both camps, May explains the technological aspects of mobile commerce to business decision makers and the business models to the technologists who design and build these electronic systems. It is the one book all relevant p arties in a company can read to ensure common understanding. Topics include, devices, technologies, applications, standards, security, and more.

Web Marketing All in One Desk Reference For Dummies

Author : John Arnold
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Everyone’s doing it — Web marketing, that is. Building an online presence is vital to your business, and if you’re looking for Web marketing real-world experiences, look no farther than Web Marketing All-in-One For Dummies. These eight minibooks break down Web marketing into understandable chunks, with lots of examples from an author team of experts. The minibooks cover: Establishing a Web Presence Search Engine Optimization Web Analytics E-Mail Marketing Blogging and Podcasting Social Media Marketing Online Advertising & Pay-Per-Click Mobile Web Marketing Web Marketing All-in-One For Dummies shows you how to please both customers and search engines; track your performance; market with e-mail, blogs, and social media; and more. It’s a one-stop guide to Maximizing Internet potential for your business and ranking high in searches Tracking how your ads, pages, and products perform Managing pay-per-click ads, keywords, and budget, and developing marketing e-mails that customers actually want to read Creating a blog or podcast that helps you connect with clients Using social media outlets including StumbleUpon, Facebook, and Twitter Leveraging mobile technology Generating traffic to your site and writing ads that get clicks Not only that, but Web Marketing All-in-One For Dummies includes a Google AdWords redeemable coupon worth $25 to get you started! Begin developing your Web site strategy and start marketing your business online today.

Pro Java ME Apps

Author : Ovidiu Iliescu
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Pro Java ME Apps gives you, the developer, the know-how required for writing sophisticated Java ME applications and for taking advantage of this huge potential market. Java ME is the largest mobile software platform in the world, supported by over 80% of all phones. You'll cover what Java ME is and how it compares to other mobile software platforms, how to properly design and structure Java ME applications, how to think like an experienced Java ME developer, what common problems and pitfalls you may run into, how to optimize your code, and many other key topics. Unlike other Java ME books out there, which only teach the reader the basics of Java ME by way of a few simple examples, this book presents a broader, eagle-eye picture of a complete Java ME application and what writing one involves. From there, the book presents, explains, and helps you to implement all the essential aspects of Java ME development, from the user interface to client-server communication. As this unfolds, the decisions and reasoning behind the code are also presented. The book assumes that the reader is already familiar with Java ME and Java applications in general. Based on and geared towards real-life Java ME scenarios Guides the reader through the entire process of developing a high-quality Java ME application Explains the decisions made at each step, gives advice and examples of good practices vs. bad practices

Character Design for Mobile Devices

Author : NFGMan
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This work looks at the creative challenges of designing sprites and icons for mobile phones, portable games platforms and computers. It also explores how the limits of designing for small screens are the inspiration for vibrant and colourful art.

Swipe This

Author : Scott Rogers
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Learn to design games for tablets from a renowned game designer! Eager to start designing games for tablets but not sure where to start? Look no further! Gaming guru Scott Rogers has his finger on the pulse of tablet game design and is willing to impart his wisdom and secrets for designing exciting and successful games. As the creator of such venerable games as God of War, the SpongeBob Squarepants series, and Pac-Man World, to name a few, Rogers writes from personal experience and in this unique book, he hands you the tools to create your own tablet games for the iPad, Android tablets, Nintendo DS, and other touchscreen systems. Covers the entire tablet game creation process, placing a special focus on the intricacies and pitfalls of touch-screen game design Explores the details and features of tablet game systems and shows you how to develop marketable ideas as well as market your own games Offers an honest take on what perils and pitfalls await you during a game's pre-production, production, and post-production stages Features interviews with established tablet game developers that serve to inspire you as you start to make your own tablet game design Swipe This! presents you with an in-depth analysis of popular tablet games and delivers a road map for getting started with tablet game design.