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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Unity3d Cross platform Input GUI Depth

I'm creating my GUI controls in Unity 5.3 I have a joystick in which overlays a swipe pad. Originally all of the controls were working fine. However, now the touch pad is overlaying the Joystick. ...
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How to use touch.deltaPosition properly?

I use following code for measure touch delata position: private Touch firstDetectedTouch; public Vector3 dragDistance; void Update() { if (Input.touchCount > 0) { ...
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(UE4) Mobile Social Networking

I am currently creating a simple game with the Unreal Engine 4(.11 if it helps) and I would like to be able to link it to social media (facebook, twitter, etc) so that players can share their high ...
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Drag event inverts in landscape mode

I am developing an car game for android with an UI steering wheel to control the car. I'm following Answer example for the wheel rotation. This is the code to rotate the wheel. rectT....
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How to activate GearVR Menu in my own Unity-Apps?

So in normal GearVr-Apps, which you can download from the marketplace, you can activate the GearVr Menu to control brightness etc. with a long click on the back button. But this does not work for all ...
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Unity Level Streaming

I'm working on mobile 2D game, and every level has about 5000 sprites of a 256x256 resolution representing static objects like tiling ground, roads, etc. I want to know whether or not that would ...
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Unity move canvas slightly with smartphone acceleration

I'm developing an AR-App with the Samsung-GearVR. To get a smooth UI, I thought about creating a UI, which is not completely fix, I thought it could be nice, when the UI is slightly behind my head ...
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Is it possible to use true Blinn-Phong lighting on Unity Android/IOS?

I've noticed that the Unity's Legacy Shaders/Specular shader does not work on mobiles due to the lighting model being incompatible. I then tried using the Mobile/Bumped Specular shader, but this ...
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How to have a gradient blur in objects on Unity?

This is related to a previous question I've asked here: How to blur entire scene but a specific spot in Unity? At the time I managed to solve my problem with a "hard" cutoff on the blurred and non-...
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How can I implement Player Prefs to Save High scores in unity?

I am new to both unity and C# and facing trouble in saving and displaying the highscore.text in the game.Til now I only successfully managed to display the scoreUI and update them whenever player ...
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Should particles check if they are in a region, or regions if particles are in them?

I have around 100 to 200 particles in my game. Then I have 5 to 20 regions (circle-shape) which should count the particles which enter them and add some force to them, so they change their direction. ...
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How could I access game data from a dev machine at runtime from a mobile platform?

When working on a game on a mobile platform, having read/write access to game data (assets, configuration files) stored on the dev machine at runtime would enable building of tools to quickly iterate, ...
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How to blur entire scene but a specific spot in Unity?

What I want is basically: A way to blur every object/sprite on the scene, but have a "blur-free" circular zone, that can move. And everything that's behind that circular zone won't have the blur ...
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Is localisation important for a mobile game with little text?

Let's say it's a physics puzzle (Cut the Rope, Angry Birds) or a runner (Crossy Road, Subway Surfers) clone with some gameplay twists. Assume it puts text on some of the few controls: 'Play', 'Sound ...
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Cross-platform C++/OpenGL ES development (iOS/Android) [closed]

I already have reasonable experience with C++ and OpenGL, and I have recently decided to try out mobile game development. After successfully creating a simple OpenGL ES Android app using Java, I ...
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Handle two different touch gestures at same time without overlapping

I'm trying to create a Character touch controls for 2d platform. In my script Im using one horizontal swipe and hold touch gesture and one vertical swipe gesture without hold.Both are different ...
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Joystick like controls in unity for mobiles

How can i achieve joystick like controls on mobile? For example i have a 2D platform game where character should keep on moving right when swiped right and held and vice versa, just like a real ...
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Apple iOS review and interpreted code download/execution

I'm looking for some information regarding two specifics rules of the App Store Review guidelines. More specifically rules 2.7 and 2.8 : 2.7 Apps that download code in any way or form will be ...
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Platform for mobile game feedback

I am designing a small mobile game. Eventually i am going to release it on Play store and App store. But is there any platform such as Steam Greenlight where I can put my concept or demo and get some ...
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How to activate user input modules with platform defines in unity?

I'm having some trouble understanding the activation process with input modules. I'm making a game that can work on mobile or on Desktop in VR. Basically, it works by creating a world-space canvas ...
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Multiplayer turn based Android/iOS [closed]

We're developing a mobile endless runner game, on Unity3d where you can challenge your Facebook friends. The only interaction between the players is the challenge - one player challenges the other, ...
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Testing SFML sf::Touch on ordinary PC

So I’ve created a small app that is designed to be used on smartphones and tablets. Accordingly the app makes use of the sf::Touch class which determines the point on the screen of the device that the ...
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Is this the typical approach to modern OpenGL UI & Text rendering, for mobile?

I'm implementing GUI in OpenGL ES 2.0 to fit with my application framework's existing structure. I'd like to have the UI rendering eat as little mobile processing capacity as possible. So to confirm......
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Timers and performance for mobile JS

I'm using the Three.js JavaScript library to do some things in WebGL, and I wonder how the graphic aspects of timers are done on mobile. I was creating numbers with geometries and just replacing them ...
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Efficient mobile rendering order, given transparent vs. non-transparent objects

I'm interested to know how others would do / have done this. Part 1. Constraints. My current renderer is being built to support OpenGL ES 2.0 primarily and so aims for performant mobile as well as ...
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Unity UI Button not working on PC build but working on Android mobile build

I am using Unity to build a game that is going to be used on PC and on mobile devices also. The problem I have is that when I use Unity UI Button, on mobile (android) is working perfectly but on PC ...
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Simple mobile multiplayer game. TCP/UDP? [duplicate]

I'm tying to dive into multiplayer game programming. The game is quite simple, it's a 2D scroller mobile game, the player need to touch the screen in order to move 1 step and it could contain up to 4 ...
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How to force Landscape Mode Unity3D Android Game?

I am developing a small side project on Unity that will ultimately be for Android but I cannot figure out how to force landscape on the device and when I have tried it out the game just goes all over ...
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I'm making a networked game for mobile. Should I worry about cheating?

I'm in the process of making a racing game for Android/iOS. I'm thinking of implementing a server/client model, should I worry about cheating and make all players communicate with a server of mine, or ...
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Facebook data exchange for mobile games (multiplayer)

A multiplayer mobile game that we are working on connects players through Google Play and Game Center but we would also like to add an option to play with your Facebook friends and here's the question:...
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I've developed a very large and extensive browser game in PHP/MySQL, but a mobile app game would be better. Do I need to start over?

I have developed a very large browser game in PHP and MySQL. (Bootstrap/HTML for client side) Every time I build another piece of it and solve the issues, I keep realizing that the game will be much ...
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Moving pac-man in maze game using objective c

I am trying to develop maze game using objective-c, I want to allow moving the pac-man using swipe method, the user can swipe his fingers on the iPhone to indicate where he want PAC-MAN to go but I'm ...
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Uncontrollable platform spawning

I made simple spawner like this: void Update() { if (PlatformPosition.spawnNewPlatform) { NewPlatform(); } } public void NewPlatform() { if (active) { newTransform = ...
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show different color areas of image on touch

How do I show colors filled in on a colorless version of an image on user touch. (for example color mania or guess the colors app). I know one way is to provide the same image 3 times (for 3 colors) ...
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How can I enable flat surface reflections in UE4 on mobile?

Could someone please tell me how do I enable reflections on flat surfaces on a mobile in UE4? I have a simple room with one directional light. I need reflections on the tables and ground planes. I ...
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Any way to load/execute scripts (game-logic) included in a post-release DLC (Unity3D AssetBundles) on iOS since it seems its not allowed?

We are making a game where players will be granted access to new levels every week and these new levels will probably be downloaded from our server as Unity Asset Bundles The only issue is, as ...
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Performance overhead on Non-POT Texture in POT Atlas

Using atlas, we can reduce memory and draw call. And the atlas is usally POT(Power of Two) Texture. And I know non-POT texture have a lot of GPU and memory performance overhead. (link) I have many ...
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Using Java on mobile, should I avoid object construction to reduce GC overhead?

I new to both Java and game development and working on my first LibGDX game targeting mobile systems. How problematic is the garbage collector in a mobile environment? Should I try to reuse as many ...
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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 Cocos2d....
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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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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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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 ...