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Practical Android 4 Games Development by J. F. DiMarzio

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Chapter 2

Star Fighter: A 2-D Shooter

The game you will be creating as you work your way through this book is Star Fighter. Star Fighter is a 2-D, top-down, scrolling shooter. Even though the action is fairly limited, the story is surprisingly detailed. In this chapter, you’ll get a sneak preview of the game and the story behind it. You will also learn about the different parts of the game engine and what the game engine does.

Telling the Star Fighter Story

The story for Star Fighter is as follows; we will be referring to it periodically as we progress through this book:

Captain John Starke is a grizzled galactic war veteran. He fought his way out of every battle the Planetary Coalition has been involved in. Now, on his way back to earth and ...

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