Chapter     1

Getting Started

Welcome to Android Game Recipes. This book is very much like a cookbook. It is designed to tackle specific, common problems that could arise while you develop a game for the Android platform. Solutions are provided in a well-tested, thought-out approach that is easy to follow and easy to adapt to multiple situations.

Let’s say you know the theory behind what goes into chicken soup, but you are unsure how to turn some chicken and vegetables into soup. Consulting a standard, kitchen cookbook would give you a step-by-step recipe to create the soup. In much the same way, you will be able to use Android Game Recipes to find out exactly how to code specific scenarios in a game—from creating a splash screen to using collision ...

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