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Game AI – An Introduction to Behaviour Trees

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Game AI is a very broad subject and while there is a lot of material out there, I didn’t find something that introduces the concepts gently and at a slower, more understandable pace. This article will try to explain how to design a very simple but extendable AI system loosely based on the concept of Behaviour Trees. What is AI? ...

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Android Game Development with libgdx – Animation, Part 2

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This is the second part of the Building a Game with LibGdx series. Make sure you read the first part before starting on the second. There will be a lot of stuff covered in the following articles so I will try to break them down in more digestible sizes. We left off with a basic world and Bob gliding back ...

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Android Game Development with libgdx – Prototype in a day, Part 1a

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In this article I will take a detour from the building blocks of a game engine and components and I will demonstrate how to prototype a game quickly using the libgdx library. What you will learn: Create a very simple 2D shooter platformer game. What a complete game architecture looks like. How to use 2D Graphics with OpenGL without knowing ...

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Building Games Using the MVC Pattern – Tutorial and Introduction

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One useful architecture pattern in game development is the MVC (model-view-controller) pattern. It helps separate the input logic, the game logic and the UI (rendering). The usefulness is quickly noticeable in the early stages of any game development project because it allows to change things quickly without too much rework of code in all layers of the application. The following ...

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Android Game Development – OpenGL Texture Mapping

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In the previous two articles (article 1 and article 2) I have tried to introduce OpenGL ES on android. Now let’s take it further and build on them. In this article we will create a billboard (which is a square) and we will apply a texture onto it. A texture is nothing more than a bitmap image. When we work ...

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