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Thread: Puzzle game for android

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    Default Puzzle game for android

    Hello guys!
    I am a student in the University of Leicester and was allocated to an individual project with topic 'Puzzle games for android phones'.
    I feel that I have not so strong programming skills but I am willing to study, to practice and to try a lot..
    Can you help me please?
    More specifically, my supervisor told me to implement an android application with the Kakuro solver. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakuro]
    I was told to create some sample puzzles, to create the solving algorithm, to implement the solver, and to create a generator for puzzles.
    He said so much times that the project will be very challenging.
    Unfortunately, I'm stuck in a rut right now. I have searched via the net for hours and I have studied some tutorials. But still not knowing from where to begin and how to work.
    I downloaded Android SDK and istalled ADT plugin in the Eclipse. I followed the tutorial from developer.android.com/ and created a simple HelloWorld application project.
    But then??
    If anyone of you can say anything, I will be grateful.
    For more details, my email is militsa7@hotmail.com

    Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: Puzzle game for android

    What is your programming experience? Do you have any experience with Java at all?

    If not, then I agree with your instructor: this isn't exactly a trivial exercise.

    Are you allowed to use frameworks? If so I'd recommend libGDX (assuming you have Java experience) and this book: Beginning Android Games: Mario Zechner, Robert Green: 9781430246770: Amazon.com: Books

    If you don't have any Java experience, I'd recommend the basic tutorials, or using something like Processing (which can also be deployed to Android)
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