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Building a 3D Game with LibGDX

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Learn
  • Learn the potential of LibGDX in game development
  • Understand the LibGDX architecture and explore platform limitation and variations
  • Explore the various approaches for game development using LibGDX
  • Learn about the common mistakes and possible solutions of development
  • Discover the 3D workflow with Blender and how it works with LibGDX
  • Implement 3D models along with textures and animations into your games
  • Familiarize yourself with Scene2D and its potential to boost your game’s design
About

LibGDX is a hugely popular open source, cross-platform, Java-based game development framework built for the demands of cross-platform game development. This book will teach readers how the LibGDX framework uses its 3D rendering API with the OpenGL wrapper, in combination with Bullet Physics, 3D Particles, and Shaders to develop and deploy a game application to different platforms

You will start off with the basic Intellij environment, workflow and set up a LibGDX project with necessary APIs for 3D development. You will then go through LibGDX’s 3D rendering API main features and talk about the camera used for 3D.

Our next step is to put everything together to build a basic 3D game with Shapes, including basic gameplay mechanics and basic UI. Next you will go through modeling, rigging, and animation in Blender. We will then talk about refining mechanics, new input implementations, implementing enemy 3D models, mechanics, and gameplay balancing.

The later part of this title will help you to manage secondary resources like audio, music and add 3D particles in the game to make the game more realistic. You will finally test and deploy the app on a multitude of different platforms, ready to start developing your own titles how you want!

Features
  • Implement an exhaustive list of features that LibGDX unleashes to build your 3D game.
  • Write, test, and debug your application on your desktop and deploy them on multiple platforms.
  • Gain a clear understanding of the physics behind LibGDX and libraries like OpenGL and WebGL that make up LibGDX.
Page Count 234
Course Length 7 hours 1 minutes
ISBN9781785288418
Date Of Publication 28 Aug 2016

Authors

Sebastian Di Giuseppe

Sebastian Di Giuseppe started back in 2011 with Java game development and native Android development. With a huge passion, he spent a lot of time learning the different areas of game development, exploring programming areas, and creating prototypes of all kinds for several platforms. With a good plan for his improvement while having a full time job as an Android developer, he also spends a lot of time on the forum, java-gaming.org, learning and making contacts. He joined forces with a graphic designer and a musician to peruse more professional tasks and updates on their work that led him to meet a team of developers who called themselves Deeep Games. With them, he took a step up and also learned project and product management. With time, he joined and consulted other game development teams on management and processes. He now works as a full-time project and product manager and you can see him hang out on the Indie Game Developers' Facebook group posting updates on prototypes, ideas, or recruiting for future projects. You check out his LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebadigiuseppe/ or his Facebook profile at https://www.facebook.com/sebastian.digiuseppe.54.