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Beginning Android Tablet Games Programming by Jeremy Kerfs

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Understanding Multiplayer Games

Have you ever played a first-person-shooter game against others through a video game console or your personal computer? These games make video game companies hundreds of millions of dollars each year because of their ability to engage other players, not just computer-created characters.

Online games that involved entire worlds are also very popular (think of World of Warcraft). Tablets and phones are also catching onto this craze for more and more connectivity. Possibly the newest genre of multiplayer game is the social game. Farmville, Mafia Wars, and the various other products connect to social networking sites (most notably Facebook) to transfer information about your progress to the games that your friends ...

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