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Andengine how to change the onscreen control directions?

I am creating a game using andengine. I am using digital onscreen control to move a ball (sprite) in maze. I am able to move the ball but now I want the movement such that if I move the joystick knob ...
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Pipe connection game algorithm - Java/Andengine

I am creating a game based on Pipe Dream/Pipe Mania using java/andengine for android. I have a square grid of tiles each representing a type of pipe. The player needs to swap tiles to connect the ...
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Algorithm to zoom a plotted function

I'm making a game in android and I need plot a function, my algorithm is this: @Override protected void onDraw(Canvas canvas) { float e = 0.5f; //from -x axis to +x evaluate ...
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Android Bitmap: Collision Detecting

I am writing an Android game right now and I would need some help in the collision of the Pawns on screen. I figured I could run a for loop on the Player class with all Pawn objects on the screen ...
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Do I need a company name to publish on Google Play?

I'm going to upload my Android mobile game on Google Play. But it seems like all games are developed by companies(such as Zynga, and King) and I don't see individual's names as developers. Do I need ...
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Textures quality issues with Libgdx

I have drawn several vector objets and characters ( in Adobe Illustrator ) for my game on Android. They are all scalable at any size without any quality losses ( of course it's vector ^^ ). I have ...
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LibGDX cannot save to internal file

I want to save the state of the game in a file, so I can read it at the next start. The Problem is, that I get a exception, if I try to save something internal. If I try to save it local all work ...
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Number of Impressions on Admob for revenue

Just curious of a rough estimate: About how many impressions would it take to make 300 dollars a day in ad revenue? Thanks for any help!
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How do I clip an image in OpenGL ES on Android?

My game involves "wiping off" an image by touch: After moving a finger over it, it looks like this: At the moment, I'm implementing it with Canvas, like this: 9Paint pTouch; 9int X = ...
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Broken screen when running empty AndEngine project using LimitedFPSEngine

I am new to AndEngine and I am following the steps in this tutorial: http://android.kul.is/2013/10/android-game-development-tutorial-part-3.html. In summary, it is a simple getting-started project ...
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Really weird peaks when profiling a simple scene with Unity3D

I need some help optimizing my game. I have spent last 3 days digging around with no luck. I have noticed really odd results in the unity profiler so, I have created a simple scene with just a cube ...
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Apply impulse to ball to a fixed height Jbox2D android

I have to hit a ball to a fixed height repeatedly as shown in the following image. This game is similar to 1983 Hitit The difference is the hitting y axis will be variable. I wanted to hit the ...
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Cross-platform ad-hoc local mobile multiplayer

I want to implement ad-hoc cross-platform (iOS, Android, and PC) device discovery for local multiplayer, like this scenario: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csXYZf2vGdE Multiple players, each with ...
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How to make Moving road/track for android game? [closed]

I am very much new to Android game development. and i have little idea about the canvas and open GL. in one of my requirement i wanted to draw a moving road/track(Jazzy). how should i start. please ...
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How to capture video of my mobile game?

I've been keeping a blog for my current Android game and as I get closer to an actual playable version of the game, screenshots just aren’t enough to show new progress anymore. What I need is video. ...
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How do you calculate the rate of rotation using the accelerometer values in Android for a particular axis?

I am developing a simple game which involves a character moving up and down only along the Y axis. Currently I am using the accelerometer readings to change the Y velocity of the character. The game ...
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How do I inline images between text in a Table?

I have a Table and a Label with wrapped text. I want to display some images in-line with the text. For example: This is an image -IMAGE_HERE-, and now some more text showing, yet, another image ...
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How can I use a Seekbar as a brightness slider?

I am using the GLSurfaceView Renderer. I want changes to a seek bar's progress to increase the brightness of a GLSurfaceView proportionally. How do I apply a color matrix to a GLSurface view? Is ...
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Android AndEngine creating a body behind the sprite exactly

I am using AndEngine for Android. I created a body, but it is not behind the sprite as I wanted. Body.setTransform(Sprite.getX()/32, Sprite.getY()/32, 0); This is ...
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Android and OpenGL, single thread vs double thread

I'm trying to optimize my Android OpenGL ES 2.0 application, and I find myself being CPU bound. After googling, I've found this, which suggest to use a thread for updating objects, and a thread for ...
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Is a separate thread for game loop compulsory for simple games?

I am new to game development. In order to learn I am recreating this game on android platform. You can observe the game-play video at the above link. It is a simple game. I have read a lot of ...
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2D collision detection

Let's assume I'm using this character. How would you implement collision detection for it? Using a bounding box doesn't seem to be a good approximation, because the bird's shape is nowhere near a ...
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How do some mobile games scale graphics so beautifully? [duplicate]

I'm working on my first Android game and have been struggling a bit with scaling. I've got 3 test devices 800x480, 1920x1080 and a 2560x1600 tablet. Some games look near perfect on all of them - many ...
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Pixel Perfect collision detection on rotated bitmaps [duplicate]

I have two bitmaps which are being drawn onto a canvas using a matrix canvas.drawBitmap(bitmap, matrix, paint); first to work out if I need to check for a collision i am using eucilidean vectors ...
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How to accurately count 1 second within my logic update?

I have the following method: long time = system.nanoTime(); public void count(){ if (System.nanoTime() > (time+1000000000)){ //Output something or perform action here ...
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Actors (Label) not being drawn to stage [closed]

I have a weird issue that when I try to draw a Stage with only an Actor, a Label to be more precise, added to it and nothing seems to be getting drawn. This is how my setup goes: I have a Sprite ...
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Is this the correct way to detect ray-sphere intersection?

I have this java function that should return a true or false for any sphere passed to it if they intersect. However it seems to end being true a lot of the time when it shouldn't and false sometimes ...
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What are the advantage/disadvantage of publishing a game as Chrome App over Android app?

I have a 2D game on my mind that I wanted to develop. Though I am quite familiar with using Javascript, CSS3 and aware of HTML5's canvas, I am also aware of Chrome App and its ability to work offline. ...
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Andengine Rotate Wheel with fast acceleration

I have a Wheel sprite and i am rotating it using Physics RevoluteJointDef. Its rotating. But problem is how i can make wheel to start moving fast. It took the speed after sometime like real. // ...
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Poor mobile performance when running from Eclipse

So after weeks of thinking my rendering code was bad, I accidentally discovered the following: Running my game on a Nexus S From Eclipse (Debug as -> Android application): 12fps From the device ...
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Run menu in gameloop or as activity?

Currently I am running my menu (with buttons "new game" and "choose level") as an xml view of an activity, that then starts my gameactivity with custom view run on a gameloop. But Im starting to see ...
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Mismatch cordinate system of unity and android

I am new to unity3d, Right now i am adding a cube as game object with coordinate 0,0,0 But when i run it on android device Iam facing 2 problem a) Coordinate system of unity3d are different from ...
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glsl fragment shader work diffrently on different devices

i'm making a 2d android game where i have a mechanics that allow the player to move the camera away from the main character, and to not allow him to explore the hole world, a have create a Fog shader, ...
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Register Modifier to Parent Entity

As far as I know, with Andengine if you register a modifier to a parent, all the children will also be affected by the modifier. If I am wrong please let me know. I'm currently working on a game and I ...
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Unity3d: Lines in Android build

I have a directional light pointing at the 3d objects. For some reasons, when I build to Android, the lighting produces multiple horizontal lines. It does not happen in other builds such as the ...
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Android : glowing/pulsing line/triangle

I would like to create a simple Android app using Opengl ES 2.0 that is showing a simple shape (like line or triangle) that is glowing and pulsing like Nexus X logo in this video : ...
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Android Jump&Run - Random map generation [closed]

I'm pretty new to game development but I work on an android app. It's a 2D Jump and Run game. I do it in Eclipse and the map is readed out of a txt file right now. But I want to do a Jump and run ...
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Change game from portrait to landscape dynamically

I have multiple classes that implement Screen. I want to, say, have the Main Menu screen portrait, then the Play Screen landscape. Is there anyway of changing the orientation dynamically? I thought ...
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How do I make a background fill the whole screen in Libgdx?

I'm using this code to set a 800x420 image to be full screen: public void show() { float w = Gdx.graphics.getWidth(); float h = Gdx.graphics.getHeight(); camera = new ...
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How should I implement a Game Over menu in Android?

By Game Over menu, I mean a menu displayed when you die, with an option to play again. I have two approaches in mind: Use OpenGL Have some button textures ready. When the character dies, draw ...
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Change the scale-policy of OpenGL ES in Android?

I currently develop a game for Android in OpenGL ES 1.0, use libgdx library. I target the 720x480 screen size. For example, I design only one arts pack for 720x480. And what will happen in Android ...
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How can I create delays for sprite animations that work correctly when the application is killed and restored?

Please see my original question here: How should I use system time to compute delay times without stutters? In summary, I am attempting to to introduce a delay (say of 5 seconds or so) before a ...
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Circular dependency when creating entities

I have the following problem: I have a a class called Stage, that keeps an list of entities, which it iterates over every update loop, and updates them. One of these entities might be a weapon (PEW ...
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Using System Time to compute delay times that correctly deal with app pauses?

In my Android app I have the requirement to introduce small (for slowing down animation) and larger delays (for the purpose of delaying the appearance of a character for example). I've experimented ...
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Spin wheel with gesture in Andengine

I want to implement Fortune wheel in Andengine. The wheel would start spinning based on the speed of a finger fling. Then it would stop slowly like real Fortune wheel. What I am able to do now is to ...
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Why do I get this file loading exception when trying to draw sprites with libgdx?

I'm having trouble with the "Drawing Images" section on the libgdx tutorial. I set up the documents completely and I typed the code as follows: public class Game implements ApplicationListener { ...
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Using LibGDX within Android Fragment

I want to use LibGDX with Android, but instead of modifying my Activity to extend AndroidApplication I want my to render my graphics inside Android Fragment The problem is that my class ...
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Using Parcelable in Android to save an object to a Bundle

I'm attempting to ascertain the best method of saving the state of everything in my game for those cases when the app is sent to the background, so, for instance.... • User has pressed the 'Home' key ...
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Async Task for splash screen in OpenGL project

I'm confused over the application of an asyncTask for a simple Android splashscreen. I'm talking specifically about within an OpenGL game. Because of the nature of OpenGL, 2 things spring to mind ...
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LibGDX RPG walking animation [closed]

I've been trying to nail down a walking animation with libGDX. I'm making an RPG with the character that can move up, down, left, and right. I have this movement in a spritesheet. I've been ...