[Tutorial Highlight] Develop a Hangman Game

Hangman is a word game. Player must complete a word by guessing alphabet characters within a limited number of turns.

This tutorial will teach you to create a simple Hangman game for Android using Eclipse IDE. It will also help you learn some basic skill to develop an Android app and game. The game will consist of two screens, include user interaction involving adapters, contain dialogs and an action bar, and leverage XML for data storage. This is a tutorial for beginner so it only contains simple, basic structure. It is better if you can add your own features or logic to it.

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This tutorial is divided into 3 parts:
1) Project Setup
2) User Interface
3) Gameplay and Interaction

1) Project Setup

This part guide you through creating game project, user interface with image and main layout.

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2) User Interface

What you need to do next to is to create the game’s layout. It will involve using an adapter to create letter buttons and displaying the body parts we will display when users select incorrect letters. Player’s answers are stored in XML. You will learn how to retrieve data from them, and choose a random word.

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3) User Interaction

In this third and final installment, we are going to focus on user interaction. Adding user interaction to the game involves several aspects, including detecting whether the user wins or loses a game as well as responding to each event. We’ll also add a help button to the action bar and add the ability to navigate the game.

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