The distribution of a game onto multiple platforms.

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How portal 2 can be so cross-platform? (pc,osx,xbox,ps3)

I mean: i don't think they made 4 differnet game for each platform. How they achived such huge cross-platform? (Did they use a graphic engine that already supports all of them?) Thanks
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The best option to multi-platform 2d mobile development [closed]

we are in the process of porting a game from iphone(made with cocos2s) to android(using the andEngine), and it has been a pain to do. So for our next project (a 2d game) we are thinking about using ...
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Programming a game onto multiple platforms

I just had a pretty good idea for a mobile game and I'm having a little trouble selecting what tools or languages to use for the job. I have experience with flash and AS3 and I know I can put that ...
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Suggestions to start a cross-platform project

I have a big project in my head, it should be cross-platform (Win, Max and Linux), online (Client - Server) and with 3D graphics. I would like some suggestions to start with the right things. ...
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Best platform for android and ios game? [closed]

Ok, this has been asked before, but not recently, and most of the answers were just 'buy a mac'. So we're a couple guys who've been making small flash games, and now we want to go mobile, and there ...
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Options for 2D Web/iPhone/Android, with Test Framework

I would like to make a 2D game with one codebase that runs on iPhone, Android, and web (any flavour of web -- HTML5, Flash, Silverlight, etc.) What are my options? I should be able to write my code ...
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Which free HTML5-based game engine meets these requirements? [closed]

I am experienced with traditional JS and HTML but new to HTML5. I want to develop games in HTML5 so that it can work on all devices and browsers, including IE. Additionally, I require the following ...
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Would a Python game run on multiple platforms?

I have plans to write a game in Python and probably some SQL. I'm concerned about how versatile my program will be when I finish it, ideally I'd like it to run on Windows, Mac, Android, and iPhone... ...
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Is it possible to write a game that doesn't require a GPU?

I already know many computers today have a GPU that supports DirectX and OpenGL. But what about computers that don't? Can I write a simple 2D game that does not rely on the GPU, so that it works even ...
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Deciding Which Platforms to Support — Silveright (+Android?)

My "usual" stack for game dev is to create (in-browser) Silverlight games. I've decided I want to branch into iPhone or Android, and decided to go droid because it's cheaper (considering I don't have ...
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C# (Mono)/Java 3D Game Engine recommendation [closed]

can you recommend a good C# game engine for cross platform (Win/Mac/Linux, I don't care about consoles) development? I've got some experience with raw OpenGL and I played around with Java bindings ...
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Any tips for creating cross-platform games? [closed]

Do you have any tips/recommendations when creating a cross-platform game in C/C++?
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Windows-Linux cross platform game

The answers to this cross-platform related question are useful, however I want my (C++) game to run on Windows and Linux (and be packaged for Ubuntu) only. I'm not interested in platforms like mobile ...
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Multi-platform multi-threading: What are the real challenges?

While a library like SDL provides a cross-platform wrapper API for threading, I think it would be naive to assume that this leads directly to easy development of games across vastly different ...
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What should I use to handle input? [closed]

What should I use to handle input? I am wanting to use OpenGL so that my games are cross platform. DirectX provides input libraries, and OpenGL does not. Because my games need to be cross platform, I ...
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Whats the best cross-platform game engine that supports Linux? [closed]

What is the best cross-platform game engine, being the most commercially supported, there is for free available for development on Linux? I'm planning on creating multiple, non-commercial, fps games ...
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Getting Started With Web-based Games…Can I Reasonably Target Flash And Silverlight And HTML5?

I come from a .NET background and I've done a few simple things in Silverlight. I'd love to adopt that and make my site and games Silverlight only; but I hear it has a fairly low install base. I ...
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Getting started with cross-platform game development [closed]

I am looking for a starting place to develop a crossplatform OpenGL game that runs on Mac, PC and potentially Linux. The difficulty is that I don't want to use an existing graphics library. I've ...
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Which API for cross platform mobile audio?

This question focuses on the API's available on phones. I'd been planning to use OpenAL in my game for maximum portability. It runs great on Linux so I can quickly iterate while developing as well ...
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Should beginning/indie game developers target multiple platforms initially?

Partially as a response to How do game developers target multiple platforms (Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Linux)? but mainly because there are people on here with published games, should cross platform be ...
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Cross platform low level graphic API

When creating a system abstraction is better to have the platform different APIs hidden by a common interface at the lowest level that makes sense. Taking in account the different modern (with no ...
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Games for Facebook, iPhone, Web

if I want to build a game for web, facebook, and iphone, do I need to build 3 completely different versions? I know there is a new company that is "build once, launch anywhere," but I'm asking about ...
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Is there any game-oriented virtual machine out there?

I'm investigating about virtual machines and their use in Games. I'm looking for something cross-platform (at least win/mac/linux, mobile and consoles are a nice to have but not mandatory) and it ...
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Cross platform data format

I've got a best/common practice question about cross platform development. We're developing a Unity game and we've got a custom data format (a modified jpeg) that a C# tool we developed pumps out and ...
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Has anyone used MonoTouch for a game? [closed]

With the pending release of MonoDroid we have decided to revisit MonoTouch as a possible alternative to gearing up some Objective-C skills. I was wondering if anyone had any experience and would ...
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Are there any game engines in C# or Java that are cross-platform and support multitouch input? [closed]

I'm looking for game engines (particularly 2D) that can run/create games for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and support multitouch inputs and gestures. I'm able to find many that meet the first two ...
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Is semantic games a good idea?

I wish to address the low re-usability of game technology (at least provide a theoretical solution). I'm considering an approach using a semantic game format, effectively decoupling the story and ...
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What makes a good educational game? [closed]

I'm currently creating a game framework/engine for educational games. My hope is that this can be used in elementary schools. It is of course extremely important that the games are both fun and ...
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Float, double or both for 2D Vector class?

I'm currently writing a small cross-platform OpenGL-based 2D game engine for our studio. When I researched which 2D Vector class to use, I stumbled across three different design paradigms: Float ...
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F# Game Development

I'm a F# user. What library should I use to develop games (2D and/or 3D) in F# and being cross-platform? Like how Processing is. Don't answer DirectX or WPF or other things that are "too .NET" ...
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Voice input in games beyond voip chat

Is there any cross platform libraries available for handling input from a microphone? I am thinking beyond voice chat to noise / voice recognition. I am putting together a plan for a role playing ...
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Can I develop Linux + Windows games using C#, .NET and OpenGL?

I want to learn to develop 3D and 2D graphics with either OpenGL or DirectX. I chose OpenGL as it's being used in webGL and works cross-platform. I already know .NET well, and the C# language just ...
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How do game developers target multiple platforms (Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Linux)?

How do game developers target multiple platforms at once? For example, Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Linux. For 2D games, is it possible to also target the iPhone? I'm be interested in engines used (2D/3D, ...
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Which frameworks are system agnostic?

I'd like to have as little portability issues as possible but supports hardware acceleration. The main priority is on PC and having a game run on Windows, Linux and MacOS. Porting to consoles would ...