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Libgdx Cross-platform Game Development Cookbook by Alberto Cejas Sánchez, David Saltares Márquez

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Setting up a cross-platform development environment

Once you go through this recipe, you will be able to enjoy Libgdx in all its glory and start developing games for all the supported platforms.

Let's begin with a short disclaimer. For the most part, Libgdx relies on open source software that is widely available at no cost. This means that anyone can target desktops, Android, and browsers using a Windows, Mac, or GNU/Linux distribution. The only restriction applies to iOS, for which you will specifically need a Mac. Moreover, if you wish to test your work on a real device, an Apple developer account is essential and further costs apply.

Getting ready

You need to be aware of the operating system version you will use to pick the right versions of the ...

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