Preface

Since personal computers have conquered our private homes, video games have become more and more popular and eventually a multimillion dollar business for big video game companies. With the introduction of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, the market for video games has experienced another significant increase; in particular, it has now become open to independent game developers with small budgets.

For game developers, it is essential to have tools at hand that provide fundamentals which allow rapid prototyping and cost-effective implementation of their creative ideas. This is where Libgdx comes into play.

Libgdx, as a Java-based game development framework, provides a unified access layer to handle all the supported platforms. ...

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