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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 ...
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OpenGL ES respecting alpha for background but not for objects

I have a problem with the alpha of my game, maybe it is solved in another post but as I am new in OpenGl and Game developemnt I dont understand most of the vocabulary and cant find a solution. The ...
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Libgdx - gesture dection

I have made a card game, and have two methods that sort the players hand. sortHandBySuit(); sortHandByValue(); I would like one method to be called when the user slides their finger from left to ...
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Touch sides of tablet, moves that direction

I am making a game where the player flies a balloon through a cavelike structure. I am having trouble making him fly correctly when I try it out on my android tablet, seeing as it requires ...
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How do I handle game lag due to background apps

I'm developing a game using libgdx and have noticed on several occasions that other background apps running can cause lag in my game - especially when those apps are being updated in the background. ...
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Additive blend over camera preview

I am using SurfaceTexture to draw camera preview through opengl after applying blending but new camera preview frames overwrite my previous frames although i am not clearing my color buffer. I want my ...
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OpenGL ES 2 jittery camera movement

First of all, I am aware that there's no camera in OpenGL (ES 2), but from my understanding proper manipulation of the projection matrix can simulate the concept of a camera. What I'm trying to do ...
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Vector images (SVG or other formats) support in libgdx or other Android framework? [closed]

I'm looking for a website to create games for Android. I'm interested in something that supports vector images. Do you know if libgdx supports them or is there a convenient way to use them in libgdx? ...
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How can you check your users' unlocked achievements (Google Play Game Services)?

Is it possible to see how many of your users have unlocked certain achievements on the Google Play Developer console? This information would be very useful. I guess that one could achieve this through ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 - Applying rotation to only specific quads within a batch

This problem seems fairly simple on the face of it: How, when drawing a batch of quads using a triangle strip, can I apply a rotation to only one or some of the quads. I've been looking at this ...
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Why does Corona SDK not build a .apk file?

I'm trying to put a game I created in Corona SDK on my Galaxy S5. I go to the Corona Simulator, click Build for Android.. Then I fill out the information, and then I hit build. The problem is, it's ...
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Dealing with multiple scenes /levels

Overview I have a scene manager in my game and in each 'Scene' I have a render() and a update() method for drawing and updating my game's logic. Basically, when I want to switch to another scene, ...
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Android Canvas 2D Game: Supporting multiple screen sizes/resolutions [duplicate]

I'm planning to develop a 2D game for android devices by using simple Canvas Surfaces (I know that OpenGL might be more efficient - but Canvas should definitely be enough for my type of game). I'm ...
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Feasability of mobile 2D multiplayer RPG game with interactive bitmap background

I'm looking to develop a 2D multiplayer RPG game for Android, with a bird's eye view similar to that of zelda/pokemon. The game is very simple in all ways since my intent is for thousands of players ...
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Cover Screen with Snowing Effect in Libgdx

Oddly enough I cant find clear instructions on this theme (I only found rain and the method is very particular) so I ask, how do I implement a whole-screen snow-falling effect? The methods i can ...
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Android appstore developer account, to not charge then change

The idea of charging for my early releases doesn't sit well with me, but at some stage, I will want to devote more time to games dev activities, when I will need it to be rewarding. On the Play Store ...
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Can we use credit card/prepaid voucher payment systems in Android and iOS?

We already have a credit card gateway with a local bank. We also have a prepaid card voucher in the market. In our game, a user will create an account within our portal. The user will "recharge" his ...
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Camera Rolling when Implementing Pitch and Yaw

I am implementing a camera in opengl for an android game and am having problems getting the pitch/yaw/roll of the camera correct. I have read many tutorials on quaternions and have implemented a basic ...
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Programatically find out which app store install came from?

Background In my app, I have a 'rate me' button. It follows the usual path - user clicks in, it starts an intent and opens the app's listing on the Play Store. All well and good. Now I wish to try ...
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Avoiding memory allocation in Android game development

For obvious reasons, allocating memory on the fly in Android game development is not recommended. For example: http://developer.android.com/training/articles/perf-tips.html: There are two basic ...
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How bad would be to focus on iOS/Android development for an indie developer? [closed]

After some time developing games for others I'm thinking of moving towards my own productions. My background is 10+ years of software development, with last 2 years spent on the iOS development ...
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First Mobile Indie Game - Monetization Model. Ad based or in app purchases?

We are a team of 3 (1 graphics designer, 2 developers). We're almost done with our first Android based indie game. Which monetization model will be suitable for us? We don't want to disturb users with ...
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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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How would I generate random falling objects

I'm creating a game using libgdx on Eclipse that is similar to Ragdoll Avalanche. I'm looking for a way to generate falling objects like the triangles of Ragdoll Avalanche. All I know that i have to ...
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Best view for 2D Android game in Xamarin [closed]

I am trying to create a 2D multiplayer turn-based cooperative game for Android in Xamarin with possible future implementations for Windows Phone and iOS. The main inspiration for my game is Pandemic. ...
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OBJ Model not being rendered properly in OpenGL ES 2 android app

I have an Android OpenGL ES 2 app that loads an .OBJ model using Assimp and renders the same. The vertices data is stored in a object declared like this : class CGameObject { public: struct _Mesh { ...
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What units is Box2d-AndEngine's velocity measured in?

I'm developing a game on AndEngine (with Box2d) and on iOS Sprite Kit simultaneously. I want the game's physics to be identical on both platforms. Sprite Kit uses Box2d internally for physics ...
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Convert trianlge mesh to group of Line segments

I have a 3D .OBJ model file, that is loaded in my OpenGL ES 2 android application using Assimp library. All the faces are triangulated. I want to draw the wireframe for my mesh. In OpenGL we have ...
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Destroying fixtures in Box2D/AndEngine

In my game I need to break of parts of a body when the body crashes into something too violently. Currently I do that by by getting all the normal impulses of the ContactImpulse and if the max value ...
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What is the speed difference between cross platform HTML5 games and native mobile games? [closed]

Microsoft is advertising and promoting cross platform HTML5 game development. I am thinking of creating a simple 2D side scroller game and I am trying to decide what engine should I use for creating ...
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Can Google Play Games Services (GPG) be used in games not running on Android or iOS?

Can Google Play Games Services (GPG) be used for games not running on Android or iOS? For instance, can GPG be used for using real-time game state communication between players on platforms like ...
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Making a Collision Detection for ImageViews

I'm trying to make a collision detection system for two ImageViews, but I can't seem to figure it out. I've tried doing several things from StackOverflow and other places, but they don't work. One ...
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Different kinds of collision detection in Android

Are there any other ways to detect collision between two objects besides the bounding rectangle method and downloading another class to put into Android?
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Do I need to copyright my game before releasing it on the Android Play store?

I am developing a game on Android and I was wondering if I have to copyright it before putting it on the store (so no one can steal the idea)?
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How to detect when two bitmaps intersect in Android [closed]

I made two bitmaps based off of two ImageViews using this code: playerimage.buildDrawingCache(); Bitmap bplay1 = playerimage.getDrawingCache(); brickimg.buildDrawingCache(); Bitmap bbrick1 = ...
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Concerns about Google Play Games security

I want to develop a Android game using LibGDX. Let's take a classic example ; some player can battle another one in turn based matches. The outcome of match defines the reward in some ingame currency. ...
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Selling Android apps from Android-Market-unsupported countries

I am in Latvia (which the Android market doesn't support as a country for selling apps from), and I am thinking about the best way of monetizing my app. So far I've come up with these options: ...
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Calling an android method from Unity3D with a JAR plugin

I am developing a game with Unity only for Android platform and I am requiring to share content of my game through an intent so I have implemented a JAR plugin according to several tutorials with this ...
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How do I create a World Healing Wave effect?

I want to change my dark and depressing background to a happy grassy background, in real-time, such that the happy background is shown in a radius around a game character. A forcefield of happiness, ...
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Make LibGDX game responsive to different phone screen sizes? [duplicate]

I've been experimenting with small games to learn design concepts, LibGDX, and Box2D. I am wondering how you would implement "responsiveness," so to say. For example, this is the rendering part of my ...
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Apply android.graphics.Matrix transformation to an Open GL ES shader

I am currently using a 4x4 matrix to convert from "pixel" coordinates to OpenGL ones, my scene is full screen so my screen matrix looks like this: 2f / width, 0f, 0f, 0f, 0f, -2f / height, 0f, 0f, ...
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Google Play Game Services - Handling messages via p2p, host or no host?

I am developing a real time multiplayer game using Google Play Game Services. The underlying networking is done via P2P. Everything I read says I should still have a game host that sends out all the ...
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Is deferred rendering/shading possible with OpenGL ES 2.0 ?

I asked this on StackOverflow, but it might make more sense here: Has anyone implemented deferred rendering/shading under OpenGL ES 2.0? It doesn't support MRTs, so with only one color buffer, it's ...
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Google turn based multiplayer automatch criteria

I've set up a multiplayer game using Google's turn-based API. I now want to put some qualifiers on auto-matching and am racking my brain on how to solve this issue... I'm using GetVariant() to ...
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Prebuilt SDL and dependencies for Android? [closed]

I've spent two days trying to build a Hello World project with SDL2 on Android, and I'm now extremely frustrated. I've followed several guides and tutorials and there's always some header missing ...
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2D map/plane with nodes overlayed that supports panning, scaling and clicking on nodes

I'm trying my hand at Android development and seem to be running into an invisible ceiling in trying to get what I want accomplished. Basically I'm trying to create an app that renders a 2D surface ...
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Is there a way to retain a service on android even after the game is uninstalled ..? [closed]

I am designing a game which has a service to send user stats to a server ... I want that service to stay and work on the device even when the user uninstalls the game .
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How to specify colour in a single 32 bit value

I'm writing my first game using OpenGL 2 ES (for Android), and I've currently got a particle engine and some player sprites running successfully. I'm using 4 floats for the colour of each particle ...