Creating Mobile Games: Using Java?ME Platform to Put the Fun into Your Mobile Device and Cell Phone is a practical build-it-yourself mobile Java games book with lots of complete working code and advice:
- Shows you how to create a basic game and make it a professional one (by adding a pro look-and-feel by writing your own menus or using the open source J2ME Polish, and enabling marketing/billing from your own web site)
- Demonstrates Wireless Messaging and other optional APIs (using SMS, PIM, File Connection, Bluetooth, and so forth in a multiplayer game)
- Covers the new MIDP3
Start using the MIDP2 and MIDP3 in the newly open sourced Java ME Games API. Add a truly professional look-and-feel to your Java ME games. Use threads, tones, and other media. Store and retrieve data and enable networking. Create advanced interactive messaging with optional APIs for multiplayer gaming. Explore a complete business model for independent developers (distributing their own games) as well as for larger companies.