An Introduction to the Android Game Development Ecosystem
After our brief introduction to the history of video games, we’ll look at taking our first steps into defining their future. The Android platform provides us with easier access to cross-platform development tools and 3D graphics hardware than has ever been available before. This makes it an ideal candidate platform for an introduction to game development. All you need is a computer, so let’s get started.
Java and the Dalvik Virtual Machine
The Java programming language was released in 1995 by Sun Microsystems and is currently maintained by Oracle. The syntax for the language was based on C and was therefore familiar to many programmers who were already well practiced in ...