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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How can I prevent false score reports to global highscore tables?

Browser and mobile games commonly have global highscore tables. It's also common for those tables to contain scores of 2,147,483,647 — where people have figured out the webservice call that ...
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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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Best solution for multiplayer realtime Android game [closed]

I plan to make multiplayer realtime game for Android (2-8 players), and I consider, which solution for multiplayer organization is the best: Make server on PC, and client on mobile, all communition ...
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Dynamic Memory Allocation and Memory Management

In an average game, there are hundreds or maybe thousands of objects in the scene. Is it completely correct to allocate memory for all objects, including gun shots (bullets), dynamically via default ...
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Is this the right architecture for our MMORPG mobile game?

These days I am trying to design architecture of a new MMORPG mobile game for my company. This game is similar to Mafia Wars, iMobsters, or RISK. Basic idea is to prepare an army to battle your ...
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HTML5 mobile game development vs. native game apps [closed]

What is the current state of game engines, frameworks, libraries and conversions related to the HTML5 set of technologies (including CSS3 and JavaScript libraries such as RaphaelJS, Impact, ...
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Development platform for 2D web and mobile games

Is there a game development platform -- similar to Torque, or Unity -- which can be used to deploy 2D games on the following platforms: Web iOs Android Xbox Live Arcade (Preferred but not required) ...
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Mobile Game Development: Supporting Multiple Screen Resolution for iOS

Questions 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 ...
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Accelerometer or on screen controls for mobile UI in 3D games? [closed]

I can think of several 2D games which use the Accelerometer successfully, but in my experience as a player, character control in a 3D environment tends to be frustrating. Mostly because a 3D ...
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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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What's the best phone for game development? [closed]

Yeah yeah I know, best is probably a bad way to phrase this. But I need some pros and cons. I need a new phone and if I'm going to get a smartphone and pay all that money, I better get one that I can ...
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3D open source physics engine suitable for mobile platforms (Android and iOS)

I have made some research and found that bullet, ode, newton and some others are open source physics engines that should be portable enough (but I have never tried to comile/use anyone of them on ...
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TCP vs. UDP on mobile platforms? [closed]

I am designing a mobile game, but I don't know much about it. How do we differentiate HTTP, TCP and UDP in reference to mobile game?