Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Learning Libgdx Game Development” as Want to Read:
Learning Libgdx Game Development
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Learning Libgdx Game Development

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  20 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Paperback, 388 pages
Published September 23rd 2013 by Packt Publishing (first published January 1st 2013)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Learning Libgdx Game Development, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Learning Libgdx Game Development

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-44)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Mihail Ivanchev
Aug 04, 2016 Mihail Ivanchev rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I recently got a copy of this book for professional purposes and thought to comment on it. My conclusion after reading the book is that it’s well worth its money. Do not hesitate much! No matter if you are new to libGDX and looking for the perfect tool for a multi-platform project, you are already acquainted and you want to have a solid libGDX reference around or you want to learn how a game is made – this book is the right choice.

First, I want to congratulate the author, Andreas Oehlke, for his
...more
Sebastian
Dec 06, 2013 Sebastian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not a professional game developer. Not yet, but there is progress. ;) I have some experience with Unity 3D, but it isn't really what you would consider open source. And you are a bit limited concerning the free version. So, as I heard of the open source project libgdx I thought that I should give it a try.
On my search for a good documentation on libgdx I stumbled across this nice book. Even if there are many good tutorials and examples out there,
there is nothing really detailed which helps y
...more
Sinu John
Dec 21, 2013 Sinu John rated it really liked it
A good book that can help you in beginning game development using libgdx. Recommended for anyone who is beginning game dev. It provides a good example and a solid game architecture that one should follow. Definitely a beginners book.
Cons: The author has sticked to providing only one type of game - a side scrolling mario type game. The book doesnt give details about tile map games or other game types.
You can definitely consider this as the starting point of game dev for a novice.
Ricardo
Dec 04, 2013 Ricardo rated it it was amazing
I have some knowledge of programming, but with this book I can go deeper.
This book have good tutorials and some examples from the project set-up to music and animations.
If you want to create good java or android games you should learn libgdx and this book will help you.
At the end, you should be able to create your own game.
John Horton
Feb 27, 2014 John Horton rated it it was amazing
Each and every chapter introduces a new concept or two:

Setting up your development environment (The only topic which isn't fun)
Engine design
Loading graphics
level design and implementation
Adding characters, collectibles and power-ups
Options menus and home screens
Adding special graphical effects
Animating game objects and characters
Seriously cool angry-birds-like 2d physics
etc.

and each and every chapter breezes through the code.

Highly recommended!
Raner Piibur
Raner Piibur rated it really liked it
Jan 31, 2016
A. J. Wright
A. J. Wright rated it liked it
Dec 31, 2014
Wesley Barbaresco
Wesley Barbaresco rated it liked it
Jun 03, 2015
Len
Len rated it really liked it
Dec 30, 2014
Priyanka Basu
Priyanka Basu rated it really liked it
Dec 04, 2013
Daniel Hookins
Daniel Hookins rated it it was ok
Mar 03, 2015
Adrian Van
Adrian Van rated it it was amazing
Mar 27, 2014
David G.
David G. rated it really liked it
Nov 26, 2016
Shashank Sharma
Shashank Sharma rated it it was amazing
Aug 19, 2014
Rayhman
Rayhman rated it really liked it
Sep 03, 2014
Banger
Banger rated it it was amazing
Aug 26, 2015
John
John rated it really liked it
Sep 25, 2014
Yasar Senturk
Yasar Senturk rated it really liked it
Sep 07, 2014
Leonardo Sereno
Leonardo Sereno rated it liked it
Jan 16, 2015
Simon
Simon rated it it was amazing
Aug 14, 2016
Virendra Kumar
Virendra Kumar marked it as to-read
Feb 01, 2014
Anup Sindagi
Anup Sindagi marked it as to-read
Feb 14, 2014
Shokry
Shokry marked it as to-read
Apr 22, 2014
Tylar Myers
Tylar Myers marked it as to-read
Apr 25, 2014
Andriy Yablonskyy
Andriy Yablonskyy is currently reading it
Apr 28, 2014
Kees
Kees is currently reading it
Jul 02, 2014
Andrzej Martczak
Andrzej Martczak marked it as to-read
Jul 11, 2014
Rami Hanna
Rami Hanna marked it as to-read
Aug 22, 2014
Anko
Anko marked it as to-read
Dec 18, 2014
Thai Ly Cuong
Thai Ly Cuong marked it as to-read
Jan 24, 2015
Swapnil K
Swapnil K marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
Ranjan
Ranjan marked it as to-read
Apr 08, 2015
Tolga
Tolga is currently reading it
Apr 23, 2015
Onur
Onur is currently reading it
Apr 23, 2015
Nick
Nick added it
Jan 20, 2016
Roman Stingler
Roman Stingler marked it as to-read
Jan 25, 2016
Jeff
Jeff marked it as to-read
May 28, 2016
Roman Smirnov
Roman Smirnov marked it as to-read
Jun 11, 2016
Darnell23333
Darnell23333 marked it as to-read
Aug 11, 2016
Amani
Amani marked it as to-read
Sep 03, 2016
Lauren
Lauren marked it as to-read
Oct 24, 2016
Ush
Ush marked it as to-read
Oct 24, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Goodreads is hiring!

If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.
Learn more »

Share This Book