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Beginning Android Tablet Games Programming by Jeremy Kerfs

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C H A P T E R  4

Adding Sound Effects, Music, and Video

With a basic understanding of how to work with sprites and handle user interaction, you’re much closer to a full, playable game. Now you add some elements essential to an immersive playing experience: sound effects, music, and video.

It’s surprising, but many mobile games neglect sounds and music. Maybe the developers quickly added a couple of sound effects or put together a simple melody, but that’s it. The audio portion of a game can really make your work stand out. There is no excuse for poor performance in this area, because it’s one of the easiest Android game features to implement. The real limits are on what music you can create or purchase. Several sites already have taken care ...

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