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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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 ...
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How to Integrate Unity with Google Play Game Services for iPhone and Android games

I want to integrate Google Play Game Services for Apple's iOS and for Android. How can I do this efficiently?
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How can I transform a group of objects in libGDX?

I'm new in LibGDX. I created group with actors in show method and add listener (where i calculate rotation matrix) and want to rotate all actors from group with ...
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How can I use Cinema 4D models in Android and iOS games?

How can I convert Cinema 4D animation or models to use in games for Android and iOS SDK?What kind of format is required for developing games for these platforms? If I make a dancing character, do I ...
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Libgdx. Converting Screen Click Coordinates into World Coordinates for 2D Game

I'm using the InputHandler's touchdown method. It gives me my screenX and screenY. Is there a simple way to convert screenX and screenY to world coordinates? By my understanding, InputHandler returns ...
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Games with simple graphics like Dots or 2048? [closed]

I want to try making an Android game, but I'm bad at making graphics. I want to make a game with very simple graphics and I'm looking for inspiration. What are some games like Dots or 2048?
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Why doesn't my android application rotate when I rotate my screen

I am building a game in LibGDX and the game screen orientation is in landscape. I want it to stay in landscape but I still want the user to be able to flip the device onto the other side and the ...
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How do I put a game on miniclip or addinctinggames?

I finished making a java game recently, and I would like to put it on a website such as Miniclip.com or AddictingGames. How would I do this? I have one more question. I know these sites could run ...
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Slowdown in sliding background with Libgdx

I´m new with libgx and i have a basic question. I want an background like an image that repeats indefinetely, and moves down. I did with 2 images and it worked, but the problem is that is very slow. I ...
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How to poll input for a gui in libgdx?

Ok, so my question is simple. How do you poll input with a GUI class without it affecting what's underneath the GUI? So suppose you have an RPG game with a gui for the d-pad and other controls: ...
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Moving objects smoothly, bad perfomance

I just finished developing my mini-game on Android and I got some questions about perfomance and generally "how to": If I have 25+ objects on the creeen (just a polygon with 7-8 angles) its starts to ...