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Learn Corona SDK Game Development by Frank W. Zammetti

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Chapter     7

The Game, Part 3: Player Control Input

In the now-classic 1983 movie WarGames, teenaged hacker-extraordinaire (relatively speaking!) David Lightman hacks into the powerful military computer WOPR and accidentally sets off a chain of events that propels the world toward potential nuclear war. In the climactic final scene, David forces WOPR to play a series of tic-tac-toe games against itself to show that some games inevitably lead to no winner (just like nuclear war, get it?).

While great as a conclusion to a movie, a computer playing itself in tic-tac-toe isn’t the most exciting prospect from a purely fun video game perspective. Video games are made for humans to play, whether against the computer (to prove the superiority of mankind?) ...

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