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Creating your first libGDX project with Android Studio 1.1.0

This is a quick 'tutorial' on how to get started with libGDX with Android Studio 1.1.0.

Unfortunately while libGDX can be used with Android Studio 1.x, documentation regarding it is sparse.

I'll assume that you have Android Studio 1.1.0 (1.x generally) installed and properly running.

If you haven't already, download libgdx from the official site. The file name should be gdx-setup.jar, and will be run whenever you need to create a new project.

Start gdx-setup.jar and complete the Name, Package, Game class, and Destination as you wish.

For Android Studio 1.x the SDK is located in %localappdata%\Android\sdk and for beta versions was located in the Android Studio program files directory.

Sadly these values aren't tracked across runs of the jar, and will therefore need to be entered every time you run the tool.

Go ahead and Generate the project and after a short time you'll have a project created.

At the time of this writing you'll be prompted twice regarding different versions.

The first time will be the following:

You have a more recent version of android build tools than the recommended.

Do you want to use this version?

The second time is the following:

You have a more recent Android API than the recommended.

Do you want to use this version?

Select Yes for both options.

Once the tool has finished switch over to Android Studio and select Import Project (Eclipse ADT, Gradle, etc.) from the menu. Then browse to the directory created by the jar (Destination) and open the build.gradle file.

After some time you should be able to test a deployment of the Android version as you normally would.

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Review: Munchkin Panic

The following is a review of Munchkin Panic, provided for free as part of Amazon Vine.

Enjoyable even for solo play

Thus far I've only been able to play solo games of Munchkin Panic, so this review will be based upon that fact.

I've never played Castle Panic, which this game is a variant of, but I'm familiar with Munchkin. So I wasn't quite sure what to expect of this game when I got it. Having played the one-player/solo variant of this game, I have to say I do enjoy it, and would be interested to see how it plays with more people.

The solo variant of the game has you remove less than a dozen cards from the game, as they in someway interact with other players (stealing treasures or the like). The rest of the rules are pretty much standard, and require you to defeat all of the enemies before all your towers fall. Once you've picked up the rules the game runs fairly quickly, although you should plan on at least an hour the first time.

Since the cards and monster order is random, the replay value is pretty high.

The art style is nice, and the game pieces are of a rather good quality.

I can honestly recommend this game, both for solo play, as well as versus and cooperative play (which would require removing only a few pieces). I give Munchkin Panic 4 of 5 stars.

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Review: RADical ROACH Deluxe Edition (2014)

The following is a review of RADical ROACH Deluxe Edition, available on Steam and Amazon.

Not Rad

'RADical' ROACH is just not very enjoyable. I somehow made it through the first two levels, and recently opted to run it for a little over an hour today to just get the trading cards (which are worth next to nothing in money and gems).

I'm thankful I only paid 17 cents for this, thanks to a bundle.

2 of 5 stars, since it at least has cards, and an interesting art style. But not worth a purchase by itself.

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