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Learning AndEngine

By : Martin Varga
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Learning AndEngine

By: Martin Varga

Overview of this book

AndEngine is a very popular open source OpenGL (open graphics library) Android game engine, used to create mobile games quickly while maintaining the ability to fully customize them. This book will guide you through the whole development process of creating a mobile game for the Android platform using one of the most popular and easy-to-use game engines available today. Beginning with the very basics, you will learn how to install AndEngine, gather graphics, add sound and music assets, and design game rules. You will first design an example game and enhance it by adding various features over the course of the book. Each chapter adds more colors, enhances the game, and takes it to the next level. You will also learn how to work with Box2D, a popular 2D physics engine that forms an integral part of some of the most successful mobile games. By the end of the book, you will be able to create a complete, interactive, and fully featured mobile game for Android and publish it to Google Play.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Learning AndEngine
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Testing with the production APK

It's always a good idea to uninstall the debug version of the game from the device and install the production version. We should never publish the APK without checking it first even if the changes made were simple, because the export process, in rare cases, introduces errors to the APK.

To install the APK, the adb command-line tool is used. The Unknown sources option must be enabled in the security settings of the device. The APK can be installed using the following command:

adb install LearningAndEngine.apk


You can also send the APK to yourself via e-mail. Opening the attachment in a Gmail app will let you install the APK.