Learn Blackberry Games Development

Learn Blackberry Games Development

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BlackBerry smart phones arena€™t just for business. In fact, throw away that boring spreadsheet, tear up that yearly budget reporta€”the BlackBerry is a lean, mean game-playing machine. Carol Hamer and Andrew Davison, expert software game developers, show you how to leverage the BlackBerry Javaa„c Development Environment (based on Java ME) to design and create fun, sophisticated game applications from role playing to dueling with light sabers. The BlackBerry: not as clumsy or as random as a blastera€”an elegant device, for a more civilized age. In this book, Carol and Andrew give you the professional techniques you need to use music, 2D and 3D graphics, maps, and game design patterns to build peer-to-peer games, role playing games, and more for the BlackBerry. What youa€™ll learn How to build a custom user interface with your gamea€™s theme How to take your graphics to the next level with SVG and OpenGL ES How to boogie on down with a MMAPI music player How to optimize your games with BlackBerry-specific APIs and tools How to program games for any BlackBerry device, from the earliest Java-enabled smartphones to models that run the BlackBerry 5 operating system How to build games for two players or the whole world with GPS, SMS, and the Internet How to create space adventures that may confound your mind with their awesomeness. How to drive a toy sports car from your BlackBerry using Bluetooth and USB How to sell your game on BlackBerry App World and beyond Who this book is for This book is for game enthusiasts and software engineers who know at least a bit of Java and want to program games for the BlackBerry. No prior knowledge of Micro Edition programming is required. Table of Contents Gaming on BlackBerry BlackBerry Application Basics Game Graphics and Events with MIDP and RIM Classes Adding a Professional Look and Feel Security and Selling Your Game Swingina€™ Light Saber Play a Live Opponent with SMS Using Scalable Vector Graphics Creating Role-Playing Games on the Internet Remotely Drive a (Toy) Sports Car Fox and Hounds Introducing 3D with JSR 239Service records are held in the BlackBerry service book, a configuration store for various aspects of the device, including information about different connection mechanisms. A WAP 2.0 HTTP connection to the Fox and Hounds servlet wouldanbsp;...

Title:Learn Blackberry Games Development
Author:Carol Hamer, Andrew Davison
Publisher:Apress - 2010-03-30


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