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7. OpenGL ES: A Gentle Introduction

Mario Zechner, J. F. DiMarzio2 and Robert Green3

(1)Graz, Steiermark, Austria

(2)Celebration, Florida, USA

(3)Portland, Oregon, USA

Mr. Nom was a great success. Because o its solid initial design and game framework, implementing Mr. Nom was a breeze for us. Best of all, the game runs smoothly even on low-end devices. Of course, Mr. Nom is not a very complex or graphically intense game, so using the Canvas API for rendering proved to be a good idea.

However, when you want to do something more complex, you will hit a wall: Canvas just can’t keep up with the visual ...

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