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Beginning Android Games, Second Edition by Robert Green, Mario Zechner

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Chapter 1

An Android in Every Home

As kids of the eighties and nineties, we naturally grew up with our trusty Nintendo Game Boys and Sega Game Gears. We spent countless hours helping Mario rescue the princess, getting the highest score in Tetris, and racing our friends in Super RC Pro-Am via Link Cable. We took these awesome pieces of hardware with us everywhere we could. Our passion for games made us want to create our own worlds and share them with our friends. We started programming on the PC, but soon realized that we couldn’t transfer our little masterpieces to the available portable game consoles. As we continued being enthusiastic programmers, over time our interest in actually playing video games faded. Besides, our Game Boys eventually ...

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