Ilias Tsagklis

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AndEngine for Android Game Development Cookbook Giveaway

Fellow geeks,

We are pleased to announce that we have once again teamed up with Packt Publishing and we are organizing another Android book giveaway just for you!

As you have noticed, we love Android programming and of course Android game development here at Java Code Geeks. So, we are thrilled to have some Andengine books to give you!

Andengine is a free Android 2D OpenGL Game Engine and it is the same engine we used to create our Android Game, Arkdroid.

The book we are referring to is “AndEngine for Android Game Development Cookbook“, written by Jayme Schroeder and Brian Broyles.andengine-cookbook

5 lucky winners will have the chance to win a copy of Packt’s book on Android (ebook and print format). Read along to find more details about the contest.

Overview of the book

  • Step by step detailed instructions and information on a number of AndEngine functions, including illustrations and diagrams for added support and results
  • Learn all about the various aspects of AndEngine with prime and practical examples, useful for bringing your ideas to life
  • Improve the performance of past and future game projects with a collection of useful optimization tips
  • Structure your applications in a manner that provides a smooth flow from splash screen to level selection, to game play

What you will learn from this book

  • Create your ultimate Android games with ease using recipes that take advantage of AndEngine’s powerful framework and extensions.
  • Make your games playable across a vast range of devices by implementing multi-touch, performance-optimizations, and accurate, screen-resolution scaling.
  • Construct a customizable, front-end framework that simplifies menu and level creation.
  • Use the Box2D extension to generate realistic, physics-based gameplay and simulations.
  • Take advantage of source code for a full-featured game built with AndEngine.
  • Make the most of vector-based graphics with AndEngine’s SVG extension.
  • Build animated, responsive Live-Wallpapers for Android’s home screen using the AndEngine’s Live-Wallpaper extension.
  • Control every aspect of interaction that players have with your games by managing the Android application lifecycles.

How to Enter?

Just send an email here using as subject “Packt AndEngine Book Giveaway“. An empty email will do, It’s that simple! Optionally in your email, you may mention your postal address so that Packt may send you the book in print format.

Deadline

The contest will close on Tuesday 21 February 2013  PT. Winners will be contacted by email, so be sure to use your real email address!

Reviewers needed

Packt is also looking out for reviewers and have 5 additional e-copies of the book as a give away to anybody who can review the book for them on Amazon and Goodreads. If you are interested, please shoot me an e-mail and I will get you in contact with Packt’s representatives directly.

Important Notes…

Please spread the news! The larger the number of participants the more people will be eligible for getting discounts on best-selling Packt’s books!

Don’t forget, sharing is caring!

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7 Responses to "AndEngine for Android Game Development Cookbook Giveaway"

  1. I’ve contacted Packt Publishing about reviewing the book, and they were very kind. They gave me a copy of the book! Now i’ll start reading it, and shortly will post a review about the book on Amazon, and also my blog. I can link it to you once i’m done if you want.

  2. Adilbek Zhaxalykov says:

    So Who is lucky winners?

  3. alexeyw says:

    yes, we are all waiting

  4. disqus_cei5QnX2oV says:

    who is the lucky winner?? we are wait for the news…

  5. Ilias Tsagklis says:

    Hello guys, the winners are announced in our latest post here:

    http://www.javacodegeeks.com/2013/02/andengine-for-android-game-development-cookbook-giveaway-roundup.html

    Thank you for your participation and your patience!

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