Beginning Java 8 Games Development

Author: Wallace Jackson

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484204158

Category: Computers

Page: 492

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Beginning Java 8 Games Development, written by Java expert and author Wallace Jackson, teaches you the fundamentals of building a highly illustrative game using the Java 8 programming language. In this book, you'll employ open source software as tools to help you quickly and efficiently build your Java game applications. You'll learn how to utilize vector and bit-wise graphics; create sprites and sprite animations; handle events; process inputs; create and insert multimedia and audio files; and more. Furthermore, you'll learn about JavaFX 8, now integrated into Java 8 and which gives you additional APIs that will make your game application more fun and dynamic as well as give it a smaller foot-print; so, your game application can run on your PC, mobile and embedded devices. After reading and using this tutorial, you'll come away with a cool Java-based 2D game application template that you can re-use and apply to your own game making ambitions or for fun.

Beginning Java 8 Games Development

Author: Wallace Jackson

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781484204160

Category: Computers

Page: 492

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Beginning Java 8 Games Development, written by Java expert and author Wallace Jackson, teaches you the fundamentals of building a highly illustrative game using the Java 8 programming language. In this book, you'll employ open source software as tools to help you quickly and efficiently build your Java game applications. You'll learn how to utilize vector and bit-wise graphics; create sprites and sprite animations; handle events; process inputs; create and insert multimedia and audio files; and more. Furthermore, you'll learn about JavaFX 8, now integrated into Java 8 and which gives you additional APIs that will make your game application more fun and dynamic as well as give it a smaller foot-print; so, your game application can run on your PC, mobile and embedded devices. After reading and using this tutorial, you'll come away with a cool Java-based 2D game application template that you can re-use and apply to your own game making ambitions or for fun. What you’ll learn How to develop games using Java 8 How to employ vector-based graphics or bitmap graphics How to create your 2D game sprites How to animate those game sprites How to handle events to process player input How to optimize and implement digital audio assets Who this book is for This book is for game developers with little experience using Java, little experience in developing games, or both. Table of Contents1. Setting Up a Java 8 Game Development Environment 2. Setting Up Your Java 8 IDE 3. A Java 8 Primer 4. An Introduction to JavaFX 8 5. An Introduction to Game Design 6. The Foundation of Game Design 7. The Foundation of Game Play Loop 8. Creating Your Actor Engine 9. Controlling Your Action Figure 10. Directing the Cast of Actors 11. Moving Your Action Figure in 2D 12. Setting Boundaries for Your Action Figure in 2D 13. Animating Your Action Figure States 14. Setting Up the Game Environment 15. Implementing Game Audio Assets 16. Collision Detection 17. Enhancing Game Play

Beginning Java Game Development with LibGDX

Author: LEE STEMKOSKI

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484215001

Category: Computers

Page: 276

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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.

Killer Game Programming in Java

Java Gaming & Graphics Programming

Author: Andrew Davison

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596552909

Category: Computers

Page: 998

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Although the number of commercial Java games is still small compared to those written in C or C++, the market is expanding rapidly. Recent updates to Java make it faster and easier to create powerful gaming applications-particularly Java 3D-is fueling an explosive growth in Java games. Java games like Puzzle Pirates, Chrome, Star Wars Galaxies, Runescape, Alien Flux, Kingdom of Wars, Law and Order II, Roboforge, Tom Clancy's Politika, and scores of others have earned awards and become bestsellers.Java developers new to graphics and game programming, as well as game developers new to Java 3D, will find Killer Game Programming in Java invaluable. This new book is a practical introduction to the latest Java graphics and game programming technologies and techniques. It is the first book to thoroughly cover Java's 3D capabilities for all types of graphics and game development projects.Killer Game Programming in Java is a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know to program cool, testosterone-drenched Java games. It will give you reusable techniques to create everything from fast, full-screen action games to multiplayer 3D games. In addition to the most thorough coverage of Java 3D available, Killer Game Programming in Java also clearly details the older, better-known 2D APIs, 3D sprites, animated 3D sprites, first-person shooter programming, sound, fractals, and networked games. Killer Game Programming in Java is a must-have for anyone who wants to create adrenaline-fueled games in Java.

Java Game Development with LibGDX

From Beginner to Professional

Author: Lee Stemkoski

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484233247

Category: Computers

Page: 433

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Learn to design and create video games using the Java programming language and the LibGDX software library. Working through the examples in this book, you will create 12 game prototypes in a variety of popular genres, from collection-based and shoot-em-up arcade games to side-scrolling platformers and sword-fighting adventure games. With the flexibility provided by LibGDX, specialized genres such as card games, rhythm games, and visual novels are also covered in this book. Major updates in this edition include chapters covering advanced topics such as alternative sources of user input, procedural content generation, and advanced graphics. Appendices containing examples for game design documentation and a complete JavaDoc style listing of the extension classes developed in the book have also been added. What You Will Learn Create 12 complete video game projects Master advanced Java programming concepts, including data structures, encapsulation, inheritance, and algorithms, in the context of game development Gain practical experience with game design topics, including user interface design, gameplay balancing, and randomized content Integrate third-party components into projects, such as particle effects, tilemaps, and gamepad controllers Who This Book Is For The target audience has a desire to make video games, and an introductory level knowledge of basic Java programming. In particular, the reader need only be familiar with: variables, conditional statements, loops, and be able to write methods to accomplish simple tasks and classes to store related data.

Developing Games in Java

Author: David Brackeen,Bret Barker,Laurence Vanhelsuwé

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 9781592730056

Category: Computers

Page: 972

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A guide to Java game programming techniques covers such topics as 2D and 3D graphics, sound, artificial intelligence, multi-player games, collision detection, game scripting and customizing keyboard and mouse controls.

Pro Java 9 Games Development

Leveraging the JavaFX APIs

Author: Wallace Jackson

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484209737

Category: Computers

Page: 633

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Use Java 9 and JavaFX 9 to write 3D games for the latest consumer electronics devices. Written by open source gaming expert Wallace Jackson, this book uses Java 9 and NetBeans 9 to add leading-edge features, such as 3D, textures, animation, digital audio, and digital image compositing to your games. Along the way you’ll learn about game design, including game design concepts, genres, engines, and UI design techniques. To completely master Java 3D game creation, you will combine this knowledge with a number of JavaFX 9 topics, such as scene graph hierarchy; 3D scene configuration; 3D model design and primitives; model shader creation; and 3D game animation creation. With these skills you will be able to take your 3D Java games to the next level. The final section of Pro Java 9 Games Development puts the final polish on your abilities. You’ll see how to add AI logic for random content selection methods; harness a professional scoring engine; and player-proof your event handling. After reading Pro Java 9 Games Development, you will come away with enough 3D expertise to design, develop, and build your own professional Java 9 games, using JavaFX 9 and the latest new media assets. What You’ll Learn Design and build professional 3D Java 9 games, using NetBeans 9, Java 9, and JavaFX 9 Integrate new media assets, such as digital imagery and digital audio Integrate the new JavaFX 9 multimedia engine API Create an interactive 3D board game, modeled, textured, and animated using JavaFX Optimize game assets for distribution, and learn how to use the Java 9 module system Who This Book Is For Experienced Java developers who may have some prior game development experience. This book can be for experienced game developers new to Java programming.

The Beginner's Guide to Android Game Development

Author: James S. Cho

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908689269

Category: Android (Electronic resource)

Page: 438

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Android Game Development Made Easy. If you've always wanted to make Android games but didn't know where to start, this book is for you. Whether you are an absolute beginner with no programming experience or an experienced Java developer wanting to get started with game development, this comprehensive book will help you accomplish your goals and teach you how to build your own games from scratch-no game engines needed. In this beginner-friendly guide, you will find focused, step-by-step approaches designed to help you learn and practice one fundamental concept at a time. You will study Java and write object-oriented applications. You will experiment with the building blocks of Android and create fun, interactive 2D games with touch controls. You will even learn how to integrate social features such as a global leaderboard and publish your game to be shared with the billion Android users across the world. This book provides access to an extensive library of sample Java and Android game projects via its companion website so that you can continue learning on your own and grow as a game programmer. With this up-to-date guide in your hand, you will be able to successfully navigate common pitfalls and get up and running with your own projects in no time. Tested on Android Lollipop. All the code in the book has been tested on the Android Lollipop SDK (5.0), and is available under the open source MIT license at the book s companion site. Table of Contents: *Unit 1: Java Basics *Chapter 1: The Fundamentals of Programming, *Chapter 2: Beginning Java, *Chapter 3: Designing Better Objects, *Unit 2: Java Game Development, *Chapter 4: Laying the Foundations, *Chapter 5: Keeping It Simple, *Chapter 6: The Next Level, *Unit 3: Android Game Development, *Chapter 7: Beginning Android Development, *Chapter 8: The Android Game Framework, *Chapter 9: Building the Game, *Unit 4: Finishing Touches, * Chapter 10: Releasing Your Game, *Chapter 11: Continuing the Journey

Learning Java Through Games

Author: Lubomir Stanchev

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466593326

Category: Computers

Page: 386

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Learning Java Through Games teaches students how to use the different features of the Java language as well as how to program. Suitable for self-study or as part of a two-course introduction to programming, the book covers as much material as possible from the latest Java standard while requiring no previous programming experience. Taking an application-motivated approach, the text presents an abundance of games. Students must read through the whole chapter to understand all the features that are needed to implement the game. Most chapters start with a description of a game and then introduce different Java constructs for implementing the features of the game on need-to-use bases. The text teaches students not only how to write code that works but also how to follow good software practices. All sample programs in the text strive to achieve low cohesion and high coupling—the hallmarks of well-designed code. Many programs are refactored multiple times to achieve code that is easy to understand, reuse, and maintain. The first part of the book covers basic programming techniques, such as conditional statements, loops, methods, arrays, and classes. The second part focuses on more advanced topics, including class inheritance, recursions, sorting algorithms, GUI programming, exception handling, files, and applets.

Beginning Swift Games Development for iOS

Develop 2D and 3D games Using Apple's SceneKit and SpriteKit

Author: James Goodwill,Wesley Matlock

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484223101

Category: Computers

Page: 208

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Learn the fundamental elements of the new Swift 3 programming language as applied to game development for new iOS 10. In Part 1 of this book, you'll start with a basic 2D game idea and build the game throughout the book introducing each SpriteKit topic as you add new functionality to the game. By the end of the book, you'll have experience with all the important SpriteKit topics and have a fully functional game as a result. In Part 2, you'll learn 3D game development using Apple's SceneKit framework and the Swift programming language, following the same pattern used for Part 1. Game apps are one of the most popular categories in the Apple iTunes App Store. In response, James Goodwill and Wesley Matlock bring you Beginning Swift Games Development for iOS, Third Edition an update to their best-selling work. After reading and using this book, you'll have the skills and the code to build your first 2D and then 3D game app that you can run on any iOS-enabled device. What you’ll learn Discover what’s in the new Swift 3 programming language Apply Swift 3 to iOS 10 and 9 game development Build a 2D game app using SpriteKit and Swift Build a 3D game from 2D using SceneKit and Swift Who this book is for iOS app developers new to Swift or for those thinking of trying iOS game app development for the very first time.

Pro Java 6 3D Game Development

Java 3D, JOGL, JInput and JOAL APIs

Author: Andrew Davison

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430202122

Category: Computers

Page: 528

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This book looks at the two most popular ways of using Java SE 6 to write 3D games on PCs: Java 3D (a high-level scene graph API) and JOGL (a Java layer over OpenGL). Written by Java gaming expert, Andrew Davison, this book uses the new Java (SE) 6 platform and its features including splash screens, scripting, and the desktop tray interface. This book is also unique in that it covers Java game development using the Java 3D API and Java for OpenGL--both critical components and libraries for Java-based 3D game application development

Beginning Android Games

Author: Mario Zechner,J. F. DiMarzio,Robert Green

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484204727

Category: Computers

Page: 605

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Learn all of the basics needed to join the ranks of successful Android game developers. You'll start with game design fundamentals and Android programming basics, and then progress toward creating your own basic game engine and playable game apps that work on Android smartphones and tablets. Beginning Android Games, Third Edition gives you everything you need to branch out and write your own Android games for a variety of hardware. Do you have an awesome idea for the next break-through mobile gaming title? Beginning Android Games will help you kick-start your project. This book will guide you through the process of making several example game apps using APIs available in Android. What You'll Learn Gain the fundamentals of game programming in the context of the Android platform 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 People with a basic knowledge of Java who want to write games on the Android platform. It also offers information for experienced game developers about the pitfalls and peculiarities of the platform.

Beginning Android C++ Game Development

Author: Bruce Sutherland

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430258306

Category: Computers

Page: 316

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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.

Beginning Java 9 Fundamentals

Arrays, Objects, Modules, JShell, and Regular Expressions

Author: Kishori Sharan

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484229029

Category: Computers

Page: 1037

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Learn the basics of Java 9, including basic programming concepts and the object-oriented fundamentals necessary at all levels of Java development. Author Kishori Sharan walks you through writing your first Java program step-by-step. Armed with that practical experience, you'll be ready to learn the core of the Java language. Beginning Java 9 Fundamentals provides over 90 diagrams and 240 complete programs to help you learn the topics faster. The book continues with a series of foundation topics, including using data types, working with operators, and writing statements in Java. These basics lead onto the heart of the Java language: object-oriented programming. By learning topics such as classes, objects, interfaces, and inheritance you'll have a good understanding ofJava's object-oriented model. The final collection of topics takes what you've learned and turns you into a real Java programmer. You'll see how to take the power of object-oriented programming and write programs that can handle errors and exceptions, process strings and dates, format data, and work with arrays to manipulate data. This book is a companion to two other books also by Sharan focusing on APIs and advanced Java topics. What You’ll Learn Write your first Java programs with an emphasis on learning object-oriented programming in Java Work with data types, operators, statements, classes and objects Handle exceptions, assertions, strings and dates, and object formatting Use regular expressions Work with arrays, interfaces, enums, and inheritance Deploy Java applications on memory-constrained devices using compact profiles Take advantage of the new JShell REPL tool Who This Book Is For Those who are new to Java programming, who may have some or even no prior programming experience.

Game Development with Construct 2

From Design to Realization

Author: LEE STEMKOSKI,Evan Leider

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484227840

Category: Computers

Page: 240

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Design and create video games using Construct 2. No prior experience is required.Game Development with Construct 2 teaches you to create 12 different game projects from a variety of genres, including car racing and tower defense to platformer and action-adventure. The software is user friendly and powerful, and the games you create can be exported to run on the web, desktop computers, and smartphones. What You'll Learn Create complete functional games using the Construct 2 game engine Understand general logical structures underlying video game programs Use practical game design advice (such as visual feedback and gameplay balancing) Understand programming concepts useful throughout computer science Who This Book Is For Middle school and high school students with no prior programming knowledge, and only minimal mathematical knowledge (graphing (x,y) coordinates, measuring angles, and applying formulas)

The Game Maker's Apprentice

Game Development for Beginners

Author: Jacob Habgood,Mark Overmars

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430201592

Category: Computers

Page: 311

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The Game Maker's Apprentice shows you how to create nine exciting games using the wildly popular Game Maker game creation tool. This book covers a range of genres, including action, adventure, and puzzle games--complete with professional quality sound effects and visuals. It discusses game design theory and features practical examples of how this can be applied to making games that are more fun to play. Game Maker allows games to be created using a simple drag-and-drop interface, so you don't need to have any prior coding experience. It includes an optional programming language for adding advanced features to your games, when you feel ready to do so. You can obtain more information by visiting book.gamemaker.nl. The authors include the creator of the Game Maker tool and a former professional game programmer, so you'll glean understanding from their expertise.

Android Apps for Absolute Beginners

Author: Wallace Jackson

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484200195

Category: Computers

Page: 712

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Anybody can start building multimedia apps for the Android platform, and this book will show you how! Now updated to include both Android 4.4 and the new Android L, Android Apps for Absolute Beginners, Third Edition takes you through the process of getting your first Android apps up and running using plain English and practical examples. If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. This book cuts through the fog of jargon and mystery that surrounds Android apps development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started. Teaches Android application development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start in Android development Provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy, allowing you to pick up the concepts without fuss Offers clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your apps running as soon as possible This book covers both Android 4.4 (KitKat) and Android L, but is also backwards compatible to cover the previous Android releases since Android 1.5.

Beginning Java SE 6 Game Programming, Third Edition

Author: Jonathan S. Harbour

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435458095

Category: Computer games

Page: 400

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BEGINNING JAVA SE 6 GAME PROGRAMMING, THIRD EDITION is perfect for beginner level game programmers with some Java experience who want to quickly and easily learn how to create games using the latest version of the Java SDK, Java 6. Written in simple langu

Beginning Java 8 Language Features

Lambda Expressions, Inner Classes, Threads, I/O, Collections, and Streams

Author: Kishori Sharan

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430266597

Category: Computers

Page: 704

View: 6183

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Beginning Java 8 Language Features covers essential and advanced features of the Java programming language such as the new lambda expressions (closures), inner classes, threads, I/O, Collections, garbage collection, streams, and more. Author Kishori Sharan provides over 60 diagrams and 290 complete programs to help you visualize and better understand the topics covered in this book. The book starts with a series of chapters on the essential language features provided by Java, including annotations, inner classes, reflection, and generics. These topics are then complemented by details of how to use lambda expressions, allowing you to build powerful and efficient Java programs. The chapter on threads follows this up and discusses everything from the very basic concepts of a thread to the most advanced topics such as synchronizers, the fork/join framework, and atomic variables. This book contains unmatched coverage of Java I/O, including NIO 2.0, the Path API, the FileVisitor API, the watch service and asynchronous file I/O. With this in-depth knowledge, your data- and file-management programs will be able to take advantage of every feature of Java's powerful I/O framework. Finally, you'll learn how to use the Stream API, a new, exciting addition to Java 8, to perform aggregate operations on collections of data elements using functional-style programming. You'll examine the details of stream processing such as creating streams from different data sources, learning the difference between sequential and parallel streams, applying the filter-map-reduce pattern, and dealing with optional values.