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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

Chapter 6. Physics

In the last chapter, we introduced one of the ways to move a character in AndEngine using the entity modifiers. However, for our game, we are going to use a physics engine. In this chapter, we will first introduce the physics engine used in AndEngine. We are also going to explain basic physics terms, such as force and velocity, and how they are used in AndEngine. We will cover the limitations of the physics engine too.

In the second part of this chapter, we will implement some of the actions of our character using the physics engine and accelerometer readings. We will also add platforms and the enemy to the game and define them as physics bodies.