this is a special post about the recently published book “Learning Libgdx Game Development“, which is written by Andreas Oehlke. If you are interested in developing your own games in a flexible way and have some basic Java programming skills in your backpack, this book might be just for you.
The book will guide you through the installation and setup process to quickly get you started on how to make use of the Libgdx framework and develop games that will run on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android, and WebGL-capable Web-Browsers (using HTML5/GWT).
In this book, you will learn in 12 easy-to-follow chapters about the Libgdx framework and a complete development cycle to create the example game Canyon Bunny. For those who are curious what the example app looks like, we have added Canyon Bunny to the Google Play Store.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Introduction to Libgdx and Project Setup
- Chapter 2: Cross-platform Development – Build Once, Deploy Anywhere
- Chapter 3: Configuring the Game
- Chapter 4: Gathering Resources
- Chapter 5: Making a Scene
- Chapter 6: Adding the Actors
- Chapter 7: Menus and Options
- Chapter 8: Special Effects
- Chapter 9: Screen Transitions
- Chapter 10: Managing Music and Sound Effects
- Chapter 11: Advanced Programming Techniques
- Chapter 12: Animations
The book can be directly purchased on the publisher’s website (Packt Publishing).
Alternatively, the book is also available for purchase on the following websites: