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Do you remember landmark games like Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Asteroids? Well, here’s an exciting opportunity to build and/or port these games to one of the hottest mobile and netbooks platforms today: Google’s Android. Pro Android Games teaches you how to build cool games like Space Blaster and the classic Asteroids from scratch on the latest Android platform. This book also shows you how to port other classic freeware/shareware games like Doom and Wolfenstein 3D from C using the Java Native Interface (JNI) for Android. This book is all about a unique perspective in Android game development: a well-balanced, powerful combination of pure Java and hybrid game development, mixing Java and C. By combining the elegant object-oriented features of Java and the raw power of C, there is no limit to the types of games that you can build for the platform. With actionable real-world source code in hand, this book allows you to dive right into games development on Android. You’ll definitely have fun, and perhaps you’ll even make some money. Enjoy! What you’ll learn How to write/port advanced 3D games for any Android device. How to setup a Linux system for hybrid game compilation. How to combine Java and C code in an elegant manner by building a simple Java application on top of a native library. How to tackle pure Java gaming with two practical games: Space Blaster and the arcade classic Asteroids. How to mix OpenGL API calls in Java and C for high performance 3D graphics using the 3D cubes sample by Google. How to bring two of the greatest PC 3D shooters to the Android platform: Wolfenstein 3D and Doom using Java and C. Who this book is for This book is for Google Android developers interested in game application development in Java or porting existing C-based games via JNI into Android and developing/deploying from there. It is targeted to developers who already know such basics of Android development as activity, view, and layout. Additionally, it assumes that you are a seasoned game developer in Java and C, and have a basic knowledge of Linux and Shell Scripting. Table of Contents Welcome to Android Gaming Compiling Native Code in Android Building a Java Game from Scratch Java Games Continued: Fun with Polygons Hybrid 3D Graphics with OpenGL and JNI 3D Shooters Episode I: Wolfenstein 3D for Android 3D Shooters Episode II: Doom for Android
The Java Native Interface (JNI) enables the integration of code written in the Java programming language with code written in other languages such as C and C++. It allows programmers to take full advantage of the Java platform without having to abandon their investment in legacy code. This book is the definitive resource and a comprehensive guide to working with the JNI. Entirely up-to-date, the book offers a tutorial, a detailed description of JNI features and programming techniques, JNI design justifications, and the official specification for all JNI types and functions. You will find coverage of important topics such as: Writing native methods Passing data types between the Java language and native programming languages Embedding a Java virtual machine implementation in native applications Leveraging legacy native libraries Improving the efficiency and reliability of your code An entire chapter is devoted to avoiding common traps and pitfalls. The book uses numerous examples to illustrate programming techniques that have proven to be effective. 0201325772B04062001
Essential skills made easy! Written by Herb Schildt, the world’s leading programming author, this step-by-step book is ideal for first-time programmers or those new to C++. The modular approach of this series, including sample projects and progress checks, makes it easy to learn to use C++ at your own pace.
Craig A. Lindley
In light of the revolution in imaging technology, this book brings image acquisition and processing capabilities within the reach of the individual. It presents the hardware design and fabrication of what may be the world's lowest cost video digitizer input device for the PC, allowing still video images to be imported into a PC from a low cost television camera for display or manipulation. The book then shows how to display images on PCs and discusses the software required to make a digitizer produce images. Useful example programs illustrate the concepts presented. Because digitized images must be put into a form to be manipulated by other application programs in order to be useful, the book covers PCX and TIFF graphic file formats, and provides C code for reading and writing each format. Employing a practical rather than rigorous mathematical approach, the book also discusses classical image processing. Each major class of algorithm is illustrated with example C codes and images that show the effect of the algorithm.
Annotation Beginning Android C++ Game Development introduces general and Android game developers like you to Android's pown the NDKHow to do professional level, quality game design, starting the Droid Runner case study that's used throughout this book to illustrate the key conceptsHow to build a game engineHow to write a rendererHow to build the Droid Runner game app with entities, game levels and collisionsHow to insert perspectives using cameras and moreHow to create or integrate audio into your game appHow to submit to the Android app stores like Google Play and Amazon Appstore Who this book is forThis book is for game developers looking to get into Android development for the first time, as well as Android game developers who have never used the Native Development Kit (NDK). Table of Contents Section 1: An Introduction to Android and Game Programming 1.An Introduction To Game Development 2.An Introduction to the Android Game Development Ecosystem. (A First Game: HelloDroid) 3.Game Design For Beginners - Droid Runner (Case Study begins: Droid Runner) 4.Building a Game Engine 5.Writing a Rendeerful Native Development Kit (NDK). The Android NDK platform allows you to build the most sophisticated, complex and best performing game apps that leverage C++. In short, you learn to build professional looking and performing game apps like the book's case study, Droid Runner. In this book, you'll learn all the major aspects of game design and programming using the Android NDK and be ready to submit your first professional video game app to Google Play and Amazon Appstore for today's Android smartphones and tablet users to download and play. The techniques contained in this book include building a game engine, writing a renderer, and building a full game app with entities, game levels and collisions. As part of the tutorial you'll also learn about inserting perspectives using cameras and including audio in your game app. What you'll learn How to build your first real-world quality game app for Android smartphones and tablets using the power of the Android C++ APIs as found irer Section 2: Building Droid Runner Game App 6.Game Entities 7.Building Game Levels With Collision 8.Virtual Cameras 9.Lighting and Materials 10.Game Audio 11.Self-Publishing 101 Appendices: A.Developing with the Android NDK and Eclipse. B.Android Hardware C.C++ and Design Patterns D.C++ Math.