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I'm learning how to create games with this great engine and I'm trying to put my knowledge in order to create a simple game. My first goal is to make a Rectangle moving using accelerometer and create levels using xml parser.

Only the second step works. In fact my player rectangle remains stuck on the screen. I noticed that if I put all my code in a BaseActivity class all works fine, but obviously I would to create few classes to make my game organized and to follow object orientation paradigm. Here is my classes and my first "try" level xml layout.


public class GameActivity extends BaseGameActivity implements IAccelerationListener {

private Camera camera;
private ResourcesManager resourceManager;
static PhysicsWorld mPhysicsWorld;

public EngineOptions onCreateEngineOptions() {
    // TODO Auto-generated method stub
    camera = new Camera(0, 0, 800, 480);
    EngineOptions engineOptions = new EngineOptions(true, ScreenOrientation.LANDSCAPE_FIXED, new RatioResolutionPolicy(800, 480), camera);
    mPhysicsWorld = new PhysicsWorld(new Vector2(0, SensorManager.GRAVITY_EARTH), false);


    return engineOptions;

public void onCreateResources(OnCreateResourcesCallback pOnCreateResourcesCallback) throws Exception {
    ResourcesManager.prepareManager(mEngine, this, camera, getVertexBufferObjectManager());
    resourceManager = ResourcesManager.getInstance();

public void onCreateScene(OnCreateSceneCallback pOnCreateSceneCallback)
        throws Exception {


public void onPopulateScene(Scene pScene,
        OnPopulateSceneCallback pOnPopulateSceneCallback) throws Exception {
    // TODO Auto-generated method stub


public Engine onCreateEngine(EngineOptions pEngineOptions){
    return new LimitedFPSEngine(pEngineOptions, 60);

protected void onDestroy(){

    if (this.isGameLoaded())

public void onAccelerationAccuracyChanged(AccelerationData pAccelerationData) {
    // TODO Auto-generated method stub


public void onAccelerationChanged(AccelerationData pAccelerationData) {
    final Vector2 gravity = Vector2Pool.obtain(pAccelerationData.getX()*3, pAccelerationData.getY()*3);

public void onResumeGame() {

public void onPauseGame() {



public class ResourcesManager {

public static final ResourcesManager INSTANCE = new ResourcesManager();

public Engine engine;
public GameActivity activity;
public Camera camera;
public VertexBufferObjectManager vbom;

public void loadMenuResources(){

private void loadMenuGraphics() {


public void loadGameResources(){

private void loadGameFonts() {


private void loadGameGraphics() {


public static void prepareManager(Engine engine, GameActivity activity, Camera camera, VertexBufferObjectManager vbom){
    getInstance().engine = engine;
    getInstance().activity = activity;
    getInstance().camera = camera;
    getInstance().vbom = vbom;

public static ResourcesManager getInstance(){
    return INSTANCE;



package com.indies.fatescape;

import org.andengine.engine.Engine;
import org.andengine.ui.IGameInterface.OnCreateSceneCallback;

public class SceneManager {

private BaseScene gameScene;
private static SceneManager INSTANCE = new SceneManager();
private SceneType currentSceneType = SceneType.SCENE_GAME;
private BaseScene currentScene;
private Engine engine = ResourcesManager.getInstance().engine;

public enum SceneType {

public void setScene(BaseScene scene){
    currentScene = scene;
    currentSceneType = scene.getSceneType();

public void createGameScene(OnCreateSceneCallback pOnCreateSceneCallback){
    gameScene = new GameScene();
    currentScene = gameScene;

 * setScene(SceneType sceneType) which takes care about displaying another scene and keeping track of it
 * by storing references of the displayed scene and its type

public void setScene(SceneType sceneType){
    switch (sceneType){
    case SCENE_GAME:

public static SceneManager getInstance() {
    return INSTANCE;

public SceneType getCurrentSceneType() {
    return currentSceneType;

public BaseScene getCurrentScene() {
    return currentScene;



public class GameScene extends BaseScene {

private PhysicsWorld physicsWorld;

private static final String TAG_LEVEL = "level";
private static final String TAG_ENTITY = "entity";
private static final String TAG_ENTITY_ATTRIBUTE_TYPE = "type";
private static final String TAG_ENTITY_ATTRIBUTE_X = "x";
private static final String TAG_ENTITY_ATTRIBUTE_Y = "y";
private static final String TAG_ENTITY_ATTRIBUTE_WIDTH = "width";
private static final String TAG_ENTITY_ATTRIBUTE_HEIGHT = "height";

private static final Object TAG_ENTITY_ATTRIBUTE_TYPE_VALUE_BRICK = "brick";
private static final Object TAG_ENTITY_ATTRIBUTE_TYPE_VALUE_PLAYER = "player";

private Body playerBody;
private Rectangle player;

public void createScene() {

public void onBackLeyPressed() {


public SceneType getSceneType() {
    return SceneType.SCENE_GAME;

public void disposeScene() {


private void createBackground() {
    setBackground(new Background(Color.BLUE));

private void createPhysics(){
    physicsWorld = GameActivity.mPhysicsWorld;

private void loadLevel(int id){
    final LevelLoader levelLoader = new LevelLoader();
    final FixtureDef FIXTURE_DEF = PhysicsFactory.createFixtureDef(0, 0.01f, 0.5f);

    levelLoader.registerEntityLoader(TAG_LEVEL, new IEntityLoader() {

        public IEntity onLoadEntity(String pEntityName, Attributes pAttributes) {

            return GameScene.this;

    levelLoader.registerEntityLoader(TAG_ENTITY, new IEntityLoader() {

        public IEntity onLoadEntity(String pEntityName, Attributes pAttributes) {

            final Rectangle levelObject;
            final int x = SAXUtils.getIntAttributeOrThrow(pAttributes, TAG_ENTITY_ATTRIBUTE_X);
            final int y = SAXUtils.getIntAttributeOrThrow(pAttributes, TAG_ENTITY_ATTRIBUTE_Y);
            final int width = SAXUtils.getIntAttributeOrThrow(pAttributes, TAG_ENTITY_ATTRIBUTE_WIDTH);
            final int height = SAXUtils.getIntAttributeOrThrow(pAttributes, TAG_ENTITY_ATTRIBUTE_HEIGHT);
            final String type = SAXUtils.getAttributeOrThrow(pAttributes, TAG_ENTITY_ATTRIBUTE_TYPE);

                levelObject = new Rectangle(x, y, width, height, vbom);
                Body body = PhysicsFactory.createBoxBody(physicsWorld, levelObject, BodyType.StaticBody, FIXTURE_DEF);
                physicsWorld.registerPhysicsConnector(new PhysicsConnector(levelObject, body, true, false));

                return levelObject;
            } else if(type.equals(TAG_ENTITY_ATTRIBUTE_TYPE_VALUE_PLAYER)){
                player = new Rectangle(x, y, width, height, vbom);
                playerBody = PhysicsFactory.createBoxBody(physicsWorld, player, BodyType.DynamicBody, FIXTURE_DEF);
                physicsWorld.registerPhysicsConnector(new PhysicsConnector(player, playerBody, true, true));

                return player;
            } else
                throw new IllegalArgumentException();

    try {
        levelLoader.loadLevelFromAsset(activity.getAssets(), "level/" + id + ".lvl");
    } catch (IOException e) {
        // TODO Auto-generated catch block



public abstract class BaseScene extends Scene {

protected ResourcesManager resourcesManager;
protected Engine engine;
Activity activity;
protected Camera camera;
protected VertexBufferObjectManager vbom;

public BaseScene(){
    resourcesManager = ResourcesManager.getInstance();
    engine = resourcesManager.engine;
    activity = resourcesManager.activity;
    camera =;
    vbom = resourcesManager.vbom;


// Abstraction

public abstract void createScene();
public abstract void onBackLeyPressed();
public abstract SceneType getSceneType();
public abstract void disposeScene();



<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<level width="1000" height="780">
        <entity x="0" y="0" width="20" height="20" type="player"/>
    <entity x="100" y="100" width="100" height="30" type="brick"/>
    <entity x="200" y="200" width="50" height="30" type="brick"/>
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Your application is waiting for the signal that the onPopulateScene step has finished. You never send the signal, so it never starts. Change your GameActivity class like this:

public void onPopulateScene(Scene pScene,
        OnPopulateSceneCallback pOnPopulateSceneCallback) throws Exception {

This should do the trick!

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