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How can I “publish” an Android game without Google Play?

I'm new to development and trying to get a sense for the obstacles to publication If I need to circumvent the Google Play app store, can I publish a game to a website that people can visit in a ...
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Collisions reflecting ball velocities incorrectly

Ok so this is for a small uni project. My lecturer provided me with a framework for a simple brickbreaker game. I am currently trying to overcome to problem of detecting a collision between the two ...
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Touchable Hud with Actors in Libgdx

I am writing a Tower Defense for Android. Right now my LevelScreen contains a Background-Actor which is pan-able and some zones to buy Towers - after buying them you can upgrade them further. When you ...
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LibGDX Touch Delay

So I'm trying to make a game in which you have to tap things fast, but the thing is - after you touch something (the area I chose), it takes like 2 more seconds to register another touch. Now, I think ...
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Box2d world width and height ratio with screen width and height

I have view, for example GameView which extends SurfaceView . I have integrated Box2D physics in GameView. I have two widths , GameView width, height and Box2D physics world width ,height. I need to ...
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Having unity game saved to SD card can't run on certain devices but after it's moved to phone memory it works.. why?

A game I made ends up not being able to run (it shows the loading screen but after that it gets stuck), happens on nexus 5, sony experia z3 and I found this happening because the game was downloaded ...
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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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Odd Android touch event problem (Nexus 10)

Overview When testing my game I came across a bizarre problem with my touch controls. Note this isn't related to multi-touch as I completely removed my ACTION_POINTER_UP and ACTION_POINTER_DOWN ...
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Mysql database reading and writing [closed]

In my Libgdx application I would like to be able to connect to a mysql server securely and read and write data from it without other users injecting, or changing information. I've found this: ...
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How can I make a flapper game that scales to multiple aspect ratios?

So I've never made a game before besides a basic 4:3 aspect ratio flapper, so bare with me. Recently I had this wild idea that I wanted to make this complected (for a 2d) game in cca. Unfortunately ...
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Drop in quality of rendering of texture [closed]

Platform: Android OpenGL ES 2.0 I'm drawing a texture on to a square using OpenGL ES2.0. The texture scrolls infinitely in vertical direction. The rendering quality drops very rapidly after a few ...
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Implement Camera (former: CCCamera) v2 in cocos2d-x v3.3

we want to port camera code from cocos2d-x version 2 to version 3.3 with the goal to imitate the behaviour of a CCCamera in cocos2d-x version 2 exactly. You can assume that values for "eye" and "up" ...
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box2d rendering performance degrading extremely even with sleeping bodies?

I'm working on my first smartphone game, a simple 2D platformer built with libgdx. Game maps use the Tiled level format, so a map is just a bunch of blocks. I recently started using box2d to implement ...
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Is it possible to create sqlite database only for android in LIBGDX game? [closed]

I want to know if I can just implement sqlite database for android in libgdx game? Also if this is not possible then may I know the simple way to integrate libgdx game to just store scores in sqlite ...
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Making dialog “clips” in libGDX or in general?

I'm new to libGDX (I just released my first game), and I've started thinking about things I'd like to do next time. One thing I really want to do is, have those story type movies, where you tap the ...
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how to remove game objects after on overlap in LIBGDX game

I have gold stars in my game that give score to game hero if the hero overlap with the star. What I want is to remove star once it overlap with hero object. I give score by checking overlap with this ...
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Make paid app free for specific user

Is it possible for me as an developer/owner of my paid app (released on the Google Play market) to unlock its full version for specific user?
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Drawing shapes and images in libgdx dialog

I am currently working on a dialog window for my android game using libgdx. This dialog window contains a collection of labels and buttons, but should also contain an image. The image represents the ...
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I'm 14 y/o and I'd like to publish my app on the Play Store! [closed]

I'm 14 and I made a game for Android and I would like to publish it. My question is that how could I publish my app on the Play Store. As a minor is it legal for me to publish it? I wouldn't like to ...
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Deploying MonoGame on Android

I've developed a game using MonoGame for Android (with Xamarin). When deploying to my Android device (via the Xamarin Studio IDE) it installs 3 apps - Monogame-Android-8-support, ...
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No sound in android using Phaser [closed]

I have developed a simple game using Phaser. It's work perfect on ios webkit, but on android there is no sound. What causes this problem on one platform but not the other? We are using this code to ...
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Libgdx implement 2d drop shadow for transparent sprites

I am a libgdx learner. For an learning application that I am developing using libgdx on android, I need to show drop shadow or glow effect when a sprite is touched. The sprites are created from a ...
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adventure game architecture

I would like to make an adventure type game functioning similarly to machinarium or broken sword. The only way I can think of doing this is to draw an image as a background on a canvas and use some ...
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Android notifications with Unity

I'm working for the first time on a game for Android using Unity and I need to use Google Cloud Messaging to receive push messages. I've already done the integration of my Unity project with GCM, ...
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Anything like AutoLayout for Processing?

So I'm making a game for Android using Processing but I'm having trouble with my buttons not being in the same position when I change the size of the screen, and I'm aware that you can use AutoLayout ...
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How do I throw a ball on particular angle?

I want to create a game like "Angry Bird". I want to throw a ball from a destination to a target on a parabolic curve. I have the angle-selection part implemented but now I need to throw a ball from ...
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how to swipe native android scrollview in andengine?

I'm developing an app using andEngine. In a scene I'm using a scrollView contains text and images. I need to swipe it right and left with my finger touch position and direction. Is there someway to do ...
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How do I blend a bitmap with a color?

I have a png which is mostly transparent, except for a shape I've drawn in white. I want to be able to blend this bitmap with a color when drawing it with Canvas. I'd like something like [Sa, (Dc * (1 ...
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Game info file? LibGDX android

In my app I need a file that I can keep settings like: TutorialSkip: True or AppDev: False and other info. How can I make this file and prevent users editing it? This has to work in the Core folder ...
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Phone complains that identical GLSL struct definition differs in vert/frag programs

When I provide the following struct definition in linked frag and vert shaders, my phone (Samsung Vibrant / Android 2.2) complains that the definition differs. struct Light { mediump vec3 ...
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Multiple weapons for android game

I am trying to make a 3D game for android using the Rajawali engine to render the 3D graphics and blender for designing my models(exporting as .md2), and I want my character to be able to change ...
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Unity StartApp Ad Sdk dims the screen down when showed

I'm making an android game Which Never Sleeps and it don't. But When Using Startapp ad sdk It seems that it pauses the game and the mobile sleeps when the ad is shown. As if the sdk handles it from ...
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TouchCollection positon not matching button position

I am using a TouchCollection of touchlocations to determine if a button has been pressed, However the touchlocation position does not correspond with the button location as I would expect, the touch ...
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Number of Impressions on Admob for revenue [closed]

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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Andengine onAreaTouched TouchEvent not working - ACTION_OUTSIDE & ACTION_CANCEL

I have a simple problem. I have a button on the screen. I want isActionDown to push the button down, and isActionUp to push the button back up again and make my character jump. But the problem is if I ...
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2D graphic over 3D perspective projection

To draw a 2D HUD (just a simple trianlge, for now) over 3D graphics in OpenGL I : draw all 3D objects, then call glDisable(GL_DEPTH_TEST) before drawing 2D HUD draw 2D triangle call ...
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How can I load a level using a sound file? [JAVA] [closed]

I'm trying to load a level from a music file (mp3, midi, etc, I'm not picky) for a rhythm-based game. I must be searching in all the wrong places because I can't seem to find any help on this topic. ...
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How to move gameobject with touch on Android

I'm trying to make a game where you control a character via touch on Android devices. The player will have two degrees of movement. When you touch the touch screen and move your finger, the game ...
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libgdx, how to check collision of randomly generated actors?

I have two groups of randomly generated actors, one is bullets second is enemies. And as of now I have no idea how to check collision of randomly genrated actors and remove the overlaped actors. I'm ...
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Convert Flash game to work on Android devices

Is there any way to convert a Flash games(file with .swf extention) to work with android devices? I want the game to use Android device native controls like sensor, accelerometer, etc.
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Unity Android Orientation Bug in Auto Rotate

I am currently looking for a workaround, or fix, for a Unity bug. I want to be able to auto-rotate my game, while respecting the Android system settings. Currently, if you set your Unity Orientation ...
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Trouble with a modified parallax scrolling concept

I have a set of layers (each of them being a list of items) moving with different speeds as I mentioned here: http://stackoverflow.com/a/18962019/270197. Layers back in the scene move with slower ...
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How to move 2D camera in OpenGL

I am new in OpenGL, I am making a game in 2D and I want the camera to follow the character. I started with gluLookAt() but I read that I could just move the matrix with glTranslatef() and It should ...
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Leaderboard Testing on Google Play Services

I have a shared Google Play Developer account so that he allowed me to publish a game app. Next, I want to know if in order to test the online highscore is to upload the APK and publish it first ...
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Drawing to canvas on a low end Android device

Recently I have noticed some of the low end Android devices have issues running my game. I've managed to get a screenshot of this bug: Once game is running, only the top left corner image will ...
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GdxRuntimeException uiskin.atlas

I have problem when trying to use the uiskin.atlas from github/libgdx. I've downloaded(cloned) it from libgdx.git but it just doesnt work. I get the following error: ...
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HaxeFlixel, Font gets fuzzy android upscale

I made a simple game for android with a small native resolution (320x480). When text gets upscaled it loses its sharpness. Tried having anti aliasing on and off and both results were fuzzy. The size ...
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How do I choose an optimal texture size for a mobile Unity game?

I am developing a 2D game with Unity2D for Android, iOS, WebPlayer and maybe for desktop computers. I think the working resolution of my game is 1280*800. How do I choose the optimal size of ...
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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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How can I optimize the size of my .apk?

I noticed that the Flappy Bird .apk is only around 900 KB. I'd like to know how I can achieve a similar optimization in .apk file size for my own games, which use Unity. A small single-scene game ...