A portable device capable of multiple applications, one of which is a platform for playing games. Mobile phones are the eponymous example of such devices. Distinct from handhelds, which are exclusively or primarily designed for gaming.

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Are accelerometer based games a bad idea because it limits playability? [closed]

I'm making a mobile game where the main control mechanism is tilting the phone to control movement. I'm worried that this is a bad idea because it limits how a user must be positioned in order to ...
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Read custom content in MONO-GAME in a cross-platform way

using Mono-Game, i have some custom content files in some binary format (not .xnb) in run-time i need to read the content of those files. i prefer to get a stream, but if something will give me a ...
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Should UI be part of the game-loop?

I can't really find a good answer to this anywhere, I have never worked on games in a proffessional environment and I am wondering; Do these games render their UI in the main game-loop? That is, do ...
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When saving data locally for a mobile game, how to protect it? [duplicate]

I am designing a mobile (iOS/Android) game and I try to save data (such as levels, coins, status) in local files. In this way, I am concerning a case that someone can just copy these files and give ...
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Call a native mobile API in Construct 2?

It is possible to use mobile api features in a Construct 2 game (html 5 / js engine) ? I didn't find anything about that on the net, unlike anothers game frameworks like Corona Entreprise or ...
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Best way to constrain character to a path?

I'm in the process of developing a level-based runner for mobile phones, and I've hit a wall when deciding which method to use to get the character to move through the level. Basically - I need my ...
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Change Camera Contrast in VR Game

Hello there Firends , I'm developing a Virtual Reality game in Unity. As in every VR game , i have 2 cameras for stereo rendering. I want to show the same object in each camera having different ...
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Choosing Language on Mobile Game

Currently I'm trying to localize a mobile game into popular language. Apart from technical stuff (like how to store string and including supporting fonts), I'm a bit confused about designing two ...
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On mobile, where should I save game expansions' assets when purchased in-app?

Say you have a card game and you want to add more cards with an add-on available through in-app-purchase. Where would you save the new cards (e.g. image assets, code)? Of course you could just ...
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How do I show a small sprite being dragged by touch?

In my mobile game, users drag shapes across the screen. Think of it as a classic Lines game, where you drag a dot on the field, or a chess game where you drag and drop pieces. The problem is that the ...
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Mobile game: Optimization only working on some devices / Render big texture causes stuttering after level load

I'm currently optimizing the rendering of the background of my mobile game. The background consists basically of many colored dots. Since the background is static I'm able ro render the whole ...
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Fixed background on a SurfaceView

I'm currently working on a top-down twin-stick shooter for Android. I've got my player moving around and shooting, but I'm looking to add a large Bitmap background which is larger than the device ...
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NAT punchthrough failed

I finished my game while I was unaware of this error since it only shows up when I disable "WIFI" on my phone and testing it with 3G and 4G. Otherwise, when both devices are on my personal network ...
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Scaling issues with mobile devices

Okay, So I know there are many questions about this and I looked around trying to find an issue like mind but I couldn't. So my issue is that I am trying to figure out how to fill the screen with ...
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Should I switch to UDP for a mobile p2p game when considering 3G network?

I have been making a mobile game that is similar to "Street Fighter" where two players play with each other via Internet. The game sends out a small packet (controller status) to the other party ...
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Make FPS Controller in Unity suitable for Touch? [closed]

I have a standard fps controller in my app that is controlled by default via mouse. What is the best way to make it touch friendly? Is there something that needs to me modified in the FPSController ...
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Saving Scores on iOS and Android devices using Monogame

Quick question. What is the best way to save a game score in a mobile device (iOS and Android) using Monogame (example game Flappy Bird score)? You can also list ways and approaches of saving scores ...
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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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Mobile Game Development: Supporting Multiple Screen Resolution

When designing the graphics of the game (e. g. for iPhone): What is the resolution I should base it upon? Is it the smaller resolution (iPhone4 screen resolution) so that I could scale it bigger to ...
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How to manipulate browser pixels on different mobile devices

I'm creating a board game using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. It's working fine on Desktop browsers properly. But when i load it on Windows phone it's not behaving properly. The resolutions and the game ...
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How to make the damage inflicted to the enemy and the main character more unpredictable

I am developing a small mobile game. The enemy can damage my player by throwing objects at his side, and the player can damage the enemy by hitting him with a bat. For the moment, I am calculating ...
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Game upgrade launch : Cross-platform release timing

I just finished doing a major upgrade for a old mobile title, that haven't seen an update in over a year. Lots of new content, things are looking nice. Sadly, these days it takes an average of 12 ...
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How can I rumble/vibrate my controller with libGDX?

The com.badlogic.gdx.controllers.Controllers API only supports getting the input data (which works fine). Is there a way to make my controller rumble/vibrate, possibly using some other classes? I ...
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In Unity how can I know which direction is the screen auto-rotated?

From the Screen.orientation description I get If the value is set to ScreenOrientation.AutoRotation then the screen will select [...] automatically as the device orientation changes. This seems ...
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Multi-Resolution Mobile Development [duplicate]

I'm about to start development on my first game for mobile phone (I already have a flash prototype completed so it's jsut a matter of "porting" it to mobile and fixing up the code) and plan on ...
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How do I get the number of online players in a Minecraft server from outside the client?

I know that the Minecraft client can query the server for number of players and maximum players, even when the server properties has enable-query set to false, but how do I do this outside of the ...
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Move an object up while touch is active

I'm trying to move an object towards the top of the screen while the touch is active. This is my current code. When I am touching the screen, the object I'm trying to move just keeps it's place (and ...
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Is there any advantage in using sprite sheets in Cocos2d-X menus?

I am developing a game using Cocos2d-X 2.3 and Marmalade SDK 7.3.1 and I was wondering if there is difference between loading the icon images that will be used in my menu buttons from a sprite sheet ...
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How to gain visibility on the Play Store?

Sometime in the near future I'll release my first Android game. It's not going to be anything special, but I'm trying to make it as polished as possible and I would like to know what I can do to ...
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How to make a game like “pewpew”? [duplicate]

I have a question about the graphics of these games like "pewpew", "geometry wars". Pewpew. Visit here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jyaif.pewpew&hl=en How these games are ...
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demographics of paying mobile gamer

I was googling for this now for a while but didn't find any relevant data. Does someone know any statistics of the demographics of mobile gamers that actually spend money on their games? It's clear ...
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At what point of the game should I request users leave a review?

I'm planning on displaying a dialog requesting users review my Android game, but I'm wondering at what point I should display the dialog. I wont show the dialog until the user has completed several ...
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Box2D collision damage calculation from postSolve or not?

I'm using postSolve to get impulse then calculate damage base on that impulse. But there's some issue: Stability The damage isn't stable. When the same ball is hitting with same speed, the damage ...
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How do you handle aspect ratio differences with Unity 2D?

I've gotten a lot of answers to this question, but they are all generic and generally not very useful. None of the tutorials talk about aspect ratio and dealing with mobile devices and there are a ...
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Why I need a backend for a mobile social game?

I'm developing a mobile social game, it's a puzzle with a social layer similar to the one in Candy Crush Saga (limited lives, can send life requests to friends, facebook leaderboards, etc). I know all ...
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Using Smaller Textures in Unity on Older/Smaller devices

In Unity, when you have MipMapping selected, will this cause the full size texture to always be brought into memory? I have a game which runs on high end mobile devices with ultra-high resolution ...
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iOS: game with facebook challenges

I created a game for iPad and I want to challenge my facebook friends. I follow the iOS tutorial in "facebook dev docs", with the "Smash game", but it doesn't explain how to challenge a friend ...
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What aspect ratios and resolutions should my mobile game target? [duplicate]

I used cocos2d-x to create a game. How do I need to set up the art so it works on different devices? How many aspect ratios and resolutions should I slice the same image to have it look good on iOS ...
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View-Update versus Model-update

I am creating a game using a relatively new platform called "codenameOne", but I'm actually a software engineer, so this question might be rather basic or odd, but I'm unsure what to do. The game is ...
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Is a game like Subway Surfers suited for 2D or 3D?

I imaginated a mobile game and now I'm getting doubts as to whether its possible for my idea to be developed in 2D. Here's a crude illustration of the game scene: It's pretty much like Subway ...
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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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How can I support both multiple resolutions and multiple orientations in a game?

I am writing a mobile Android and iOS game. This game is similar to Doodle Jump, but without scrolling. In my game I display a background image that should cover the entire screen. On top of that I ...
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Online RTS Game Architecture for Mobiles [closed]

We came up with an idea for a real-time strategy game for mobile devices that can play with other players over a network. I'm trying to plan out the architecture/protocol required for such as system. ...
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board game card spacial events handling [closed]

im implementing a not so simple board game, i have a way to do most stuff (start game handling,turn handling,combat system,movment etc). im having a problem with spacial cards that players draw,the ...
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How can I keep two racing players synchronised?

I am working on a Unity mobile game, much like a multiplayer version of Temple Run. I'm seeing a fluctuating network latency (generally 200-500ms) because of the mobile platform. The two player ...
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What image sizes should I use for a mobile cross-platfom game? [closed]

I'm new to mobile development. I use Monogame. What device screen resolutions should I consider to target all Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices? Assuming we have three screen sizes, should I be ...
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Are there copyrights for board game Risk and can I make the game, or similar, for mobile? [duplicate]

are there copyrights for board game Risk? It's popular and with lots of versions floating around, so I don't know if someone has rights or just for specific version. I'm not planning to make money ...
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limits of tiles on tilemap, for mobile devices?

how many tiles are we allowed to add on a Tile map, using softwares like Tiled , to target mobile devices? Some devices cannot load a texture that exceeds 2048x2048, would you know how a tilemap works ...
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How can I provide access cheat codes or diagnostics for a tap-only mobile game?

I'd like to build several cheat-like commands into my game, mainly for debugging problems that could only be reproduced on the end-user's side. For most games this would be trivial: just listen to a ...