CHAPTER 2

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Creating a Basic Game World

The arrival of smartphones and handheld devices that support gaming has created a renewed interest in simple puzzle and physics-based games that can be played for short periods of time. Most of these games have a simple concept, small levels, and are easy to learn. One of the most popular and famous games in this genre is Angry Birds (by Rovio Entertainment), a puzzle/strategy game where players use a slingshot to shoot birds at enemy pigs. Despite a fairly simple premise, the game has been downloaded and installed on over 1 billion devices around the world. The game uses a physics engine to realistically ...

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