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Learning Libgdx Game Development by Andreas Oehlke

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Enhancing the game screen's GUI

The last part of this chapter is dedicated to two enhancements of the game screen's GUI. Firstly, we will add a small animation that gives visual feedback to the player when a life is lost. Secondly, a counting-up animation for the player's score will be implemented.

Event – player lost a life

We want to play a small animation in the event that the player has just lost a life. The extra lives are shown as bunny heads in the top-right corner of the game screen. These icons become dark one after another as soon as another life has been lost. The animation we are aiming for is a temporary bunny head icon on top of the just lost extra life. The temporary icon is going to be scaled up, rotated, and will have a slightly ...

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