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SurfaceView.Callback.surfaceDestroyed is called too early in Android

I'm making a simple animation application. Everything works as planned, except one little detail: About 50% of the time, exiting the application (Home or Lock button), makes the Logic throw a ...
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Collision between sprites in game programming?

I've since just started coding for an android game using eclipse. I've read Beginning Android Game Programming and various other e-books. Recently, I've encountered a problem with collision between ...
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How to make the images appear in a specific location? [closed]

How can I draw a sprite in a specific location of the screen using native Android 2D graphics API? The image should stay in the location specified.
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Which texture do I bind to when implementing multi-texturing?

I have been having some issues getting multi-texturing to work using OpenGL ES 1.1. I have two PKMs - one with RGB's and one for alphas and I am trying to combine the two as below: int ...
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How to rotate a sprite on circle in android using Libgdx

Dear Fellow Game Developers i am newbie to Android Game Development,i like to know how we can develop a sprite rotate in circle on android,with help of libgdx, i do have a image in assets ...
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Android LibGDX game: Choosing starting activity

I am making a Android game with LibGDX (using ADT eclipse bundle). How do I choose the default activity to launch when the user opens the app. I set the project up with the LibGDX setup GUI, and I ...
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How to animate two interacting objects

I'm not very familiar with animations but as far as I know, most of the animations are done frame by frame. For example animating a character walking etc. However, let's imagine this scene: There's ...
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In Android, is saving game data in a binary file a good approach?

I am nearly finished with my Android game, but I want to make sure my save format is good. I am working on a fairly large game, so data such as high scores, stars, etc. are stored for around 80 ...
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Limiting Rendering in my game loop (Not Game Updates)

My Gameloop (code below), limits the game updates to 60 ticks per second. However, it renders as fast as the device on which it is being run can handle. I'm using a fixed time step in my game and I ...
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how do I create a moving type of block like in Mario[box2d]

I want to create a block which only moves up and only when hit from below. I am trying out a distance joint and I read it can be used as a spring, is this the correct solution? the way I have tried ...
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Packaging HTML5 games as applications for iPhone/Android [closed]

Is it possible to package HTML5 game for iPhone and Android as an application or does it have to be accessed through a browser?
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How to implement “move to touch location” function?

What is the formula/logic to implement moving an object towards a TOUCHED location. I want character A to move to my finger and it must be accurate. Here is what I have tried so far: @Override ...
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Side scroller terrain generating and scrolling [duplicate]

I am creating a side scroller game for android devices but I encountered a problem. The game looks like this: The black dot is a player. Player's x doesn't change, only the y does. When the player ...
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How can I display an image larger than the screen and allow the user to scroll to see more? [closed]

I am new to development and trying to understand my options. I have found no info or threads on this idea so I was hoping some of you folks could weigh in. When developing for Android, I know that ...
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Game slow with older phone [closed]

I've made a game using libgdx. On m'y HTC One X, the game works good, even if there are some lags but only at the beginning. I wanted to try it on an older phone (well a less powerfull phone), a ...
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Parse and iterate over SVG path

I need to parse a SVG path expression like m8,295c-4,-292 441,-291 446,-26c5,265 440,263 442,-9 and have a way of iterating over it in [0 ... 1]. I looked into Apache Batik but it doesn't seem to ...
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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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How do I make a puzzle piece move smoothly between locations?

I'm building a 2048 clone to sharpen my Libgdx skills, but I don't know how to ease a tiles between board locations. When I slide my finger, the tile moves rather swiftly. How I can make the movement ...
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Level Select World Map with layers of images for score and completion

I'm working on an android game that will have a "world map" for selecting which level to play. Some examples of other games that implement what I'm trying to do are: Angry Birds, Kingdom Rush, and ...
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How does one go about offering a mobile game, or offering all in-app purchases to backers?

I am planning on trying to get my android game kickstarted. Of course, it's too early in development, and I will wait on until 60% done to do the kickstarter. Some of the rewards I am hoping to give ...
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Android Proguard with Unity3d return error code 1

I am using the proguard 4.11 with the Unity 3d In my project , I have include the unity-classes.jar in my libs folder When I generate the apk , it gives the following exception [2014-05-03 ...
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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 [closed]

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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Why is an engine like Unity3D emphasized over a native library like OpenGL for beginners?

I am just a beginner in 3D games, my preferred platform is Android. I posted a question in some other forum about "What to use: OpenGL or Unity3d?" They all emphasized Unity3D and using its built-in ...
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Game Taking too long during render cycles [closed]

Firstly, I'm not asking anyone to read my code. It is only posted as a reference just in case you want to. I am asking for general tips on how to get my game running at higher FPS on android, for ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of libgdx [closed]

I've been an android developer for a while and am thinking about getting into gaming. While looking for a game dev framework, I thought libgdx provides very friendly documentation and functionality. ...
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Java code for client-server game on Android

I have developed a game on Android. Now I want to play it on wifi or 3G. I have game packets which I want to send form client (mobile) to server then to another client (mobile). I don't know how to ...
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What are alternative options for monetizing android games in Google Play Store?

I unfortunately live in a country that is not supported for Merchant accounts on Google Play. I wanted to provide DLC content for a game that I have been working on and I wanted to use Play's in-app ...
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my movement is working good on keyboard but on android its not

So basically here is what my movement is like for keys: key down if (keycode == Keys.LEFT) { mishi.getAcceleration().x = -13; } key up if (keycode == Keys.LEFT) { ...
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Cocos2d-x cross platform development

I want to make a game with my friends on iOs, Android, WP operating systems. We decided to use a cocos2d-x and develop the core of the game on C++. What will be the right way of developing so that we ...
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android game development using unity 3d [closed]

I want to learn android game development. I dont have any programing knowledge. So should I learn JAVA and eclispe to develop games for android. Or should I learn Unity 3d. And is knowledge of java ...
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Threading in Android OpenGL ES 2.0

Background I've encountered a strange issue when testing my level-select screen. I have 20 levels and display the 'select buttons' for them in 2 rows of 10 (I did this rather than display 4 rows of ...
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Two issues with testing LibGDX on Android

1) When I test my game on desktop it is 100% fine. When I test it on my Nexus 7 physical device, it is the same except the backgrounds have no color. For example my splash screen has a greenish ...
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How to move a Entity without moving its children in AndEngine?

I have a Entity in AndEngine and when I move it, all child move together with it. Which is great. But, sometimes, I need to move it without moving its children. Is it even possible? And, if it is, how ...
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How to get a Coordinates of a 3D Object in Android

How is it possible to click on an area of a 3D Model (.obj-File) for example a cube, where you can get different Events of the six sides. For Example the orange area of the picture gives me a value of ...
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Should I render all of my HUD views to a single SurfaceView?

I'm using a SurfaceView and canvas to implement a game HUD, title screens etc., by overlaying standard Android view widgets over my SurfaceView. This works reasonably well and maintains an acceptable ...
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How to play music across several Android activities

to make it simple: I am creating an RPG/MonsterParty styled game, and I really could use the help of laying out the framework of it. I've looked into game-engines, but from scratch seems the best ...
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setChaseEntity freezes or jitters the AnimatedSprite

I'm trying to implement setChaseEntity method in a physics based app. I wrote the below code which has an animated sprite ans as the player. The player is movable and it can jump. When i try to focus ...
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What is the average team size for mobile games like these? [closed]

I know that it is maybe too broad question but please give me at least some guidance. What is the average team size for mobile games like in ...
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Will Google Play Game Services allow turn-based gameplay?

Will the Google Play Game Services multiplayer allow (turn-by-turn) gameplay like DrawSomething?
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Android OpenGL ES RENDERMODE_WHEN_DIRTY implementation

I am trying to understand RENDERMODE_WHEN_DIRTY so that I could save battery life wherever possible.. I made this sample application so that GlSurfaceView is updated with random color only when the ...
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Player doesn't jumps in Box2D implementation [closed]

Well, i'm trying to learn andEngine. I was able to successfully implement the move functionality for the player. Now, i'm trying to make the player jump using Box2D. I referred few online tutorials to ...
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Gideros Repeating and Clipping Background

I want to have a background with a repeating x-axis, that can be moved horizontally. What I have so far: local background = Texture.new("parallax01.png", true, {wrap = Texture.REPEAT}) local shape = ...
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How do I determine a device's default orientation?

I am developing a game with accelerometer controls. This works well on all the mobile phones I've tested it on. However, when testing on a tablet, the y and x axes are reversed, presumably because the ...
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Accelerometer based games smoothness

Take Doodle Jump and other games that rely on the accelerometer. The movement of the character is very smooth and I have no idea how they implemented it. I've seen a number of SO/GameDev/forum ...
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How can I determine which square in my memory game was pressed?

I want to develop an simple memory game on Android. The memory game have squares like the picture below. How should I determine which of the square is pressed? Should I use image buttons? Personally ...
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Poor performance in android when running APK, runs fine in browser

I have created a small game project in HTML5 using Phaser engine (tried both 1.1.5 and 1.1.6). Then to port it to mobile platform, used Phonegap/Cordova for Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS. In my ...
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Drawing Lines on android with matrix

Can a matrix be used when drawing lines and paths on android? the DrawBitmap mathod takes a matrix as argument, I cannot find anything similar when drawing lines.
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Swing and LwjglAWTCanvas

I use LwjglAWTCanvas in my jFrame. I want to load textures on some swing event(I did it from postRunnable in order to get OpenGL contex). final LwjglAWTCanvas hexagonEditorCanvas = new ...
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Resize the Texture Region (parallax background) to fit my screen size in libgdx

I am using libgdx to make a running game. I am using vertical parallax background. I have successfully implemented parallax background many times. But for this game, I want my Texture region to fit my ...