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Last Updated: December 29th, 2011

Our second, and last, giveaway for today is a little more literary than the offerings we've had so far, and really, is pointed more towards those who are looking to get into Android programming and development. So, we do ask that you only enter this contest if you actually want the book, because there aren't many Android giveaways out there aimed at the developer crowd. And don't worry devs, this isn't the only InformIT title we'll be offering as part of our Mega-Holiday Giveaway - it's just the first.

This contest is now over. Here are our winners, selected at random:
  • will Ch*
  • Kapil Sukhyani
  • Juan S*
  • jason f
  • RazorHail
  • Greg Draven
  • Ganzúas
  • Chris M*
  • Lino Barreca
  • sungam

Congratulations, guys - all of you will be contacted for your information in the near future!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

What's up for grabs? Ten copies of Learning Android Game Programming, by Richard A. Rogers, thanks to our friends over at InformIT. Here's a brief description of the 480-page book:

Build the Next Great Android Game!

Learning Android Game Programming is your hands-on, start-to-finish guide to creating winning games for today’s rapidly growing Android mobile device marketplace. If you have even basic Android development experience, Rick Rogers will help you build on your knowledge to quickly create low-budget 2D mobile games that sell.

The book starts with an up-to-the-minute overview of today’s Android mobile games marketplace, reviews each leading genre, and teaches you the foundational concepts of game development. You’ll design a simple game, then master every step of game development with AndEngine—the powerful, open source, free game-development engine. Every chapter teaches with sample code you can actually use, including many examples drawn from the published game, Virgins Versus Vampires (V3).

Winners can choose whether they want a hard copy or an eBook edition, as well.

How To Enter

In the comments section below, (before you even get that far, PLEASE make sure you put a valid email address in the email field below the name field for your comment) tell us what the title of the game you'd make after reading Learning Android Game Programming would be. Be creative, funny, or silly - we'll select a few of our favorites from your entries as winners, and randomly select the rest from all those who comment.

This contest will run for 24 hours - meaning it will end at 2PM PST on December 16th, 2011.

This contest is open to the following countries:

THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, MEXICO, CHILE, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, INDIA, FRANCE, BELGIUM, THE UNITED KINGDOM, LUXEMBOURG, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, SWEDEN, FINLAND, DENMARK, NORWAY, SPAIN, IRELAND, RUSSIA, THE NETHERLANDS, SOUTH KOREA, SOUTH AFRICA, TAIWAN, ITALY, PORTUGAL, SLOVENIA, MALAYSIA, VIETNAM, THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, THE CZECH REPUBLIC, CROATIA, THE UKRAINE, POLAND, BULGARIA, AND HUNGARY WHICH ARE: (i) OVER THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE ON THE DATE REFERENCED BELOW AS THE START DATE FOR THE CONTEST; AND (ii) WHO ARE NOT RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND IN THE UNITED STATES; THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA; OR RESIDENTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN STATES OF VICTORIA, QUEENSLAND OR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITOR

Good luck, everyone!

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Zach B

    Stick
    or something. The idea is essentially putting Katamari on android. iOS gets it, but we don't. Also, the main character would probably be Andy.

  • Marc

    The droid Police

  • Travis P

    Battletoads for Android. We've been waiting a long time for the Wii version that will never exist, now the amazing series can continue it's ways on the best mobile platform out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/victorciccone Victor

      This was totally what I almost put. I freaking loved that game.

  • Magno

    BRAZIL HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH

  • http://www.chriseaston.com Chris Easton

    Everybody was Kung-Fu Fighting.

  • Kevin Krawczuk

    Game would be "Horse Cents"