2D Game Development with libGDX

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2D Game Development with libGDX

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2D Game Development with libGDX
The course 2D Game Development with libGDX is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

This course explores how to use LibGDX to build 2D games that run anywhere, from web browsers to mobile devices. We start with simple drawings, and then turn to simple animations, physics, and user input handling. Finally, we create a full game, called Icicles, where icicles rain down from the top of the screen, and the player must dodge them using the arrow keys or by tilting their phone.

Course description
  • 2D Game Development with libGDX
  • 8 weeks
  • Building Cross Platform Mobile Games
  • Intro to Cross Platform Game Development
  • Intro to LibGDX
  • Drawing
  • Cameras and Viewports
  • Movement
  • User Input
  • Growing Icicles
  • Polishing Icicles
  • LibGDX allows you write a game and deploy it to Android and iOS devices, desktop computers and browsers.
  • Explore the functionality that the LibGDX game framework provides.
  • Import and your first LibGDX project.
  • Run it on your computer and Android device.
  • Learn the basic structure of a LibGDX game.
  • Use the LibGDX ShapeRenderer object to draw some simple shapes (and some not-so-simple fractals).
  • Use a camera to focus the player’s field of view on a portion of a larger game world.
  • Learn to use viewports to simplify camera management.
  • Create simple animations and physics effects by updating the game world over time.
  • Learn to break up a complex game into separate screens.
  • Handle key presses, touches, and accelerometer input.
  • Create the core of Icicles, including player controls.
  • Add scoring, a head-up display, and a difficulty select screen.
  • This course assumes basic proficiency with Java, including working with collections, implementing interfaces, and extending abstract classes. It is also assumed that you can read and understand documentation and source code.
  • Proficiency with Git and Android Studio is helpful, but not required.
  • To brush up on these skills, consider taking Java Programming Basics, and How to Install Android Studio.
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • You already know that making and playing games is the most fun you can have with a computer, but if you need more convincing, you should know that over the last decade, mobile gaming has grown into a huge market. It’s full of opportunities for independent game developers, or for people looking to join established gaming studios.
  • If you want the skills to turn your game ideas into reality, or get ready to jump into professional game development, this is the course for you.

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2D Game Development with libGDX

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Computer Science, Programming

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Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



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2D Game Development with libGDX

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