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You know that college kid who says he wants to make video? He draws up half a design document and tells everyone he knows he's a game designer and all he needs is a team of people and he'll be rich and famous in no time. I'm not that guy. I have a passion for not just experiencing video games but also creating them. I still look like that kid: in school, not making money yet from my games, occasionally slacking, and maybe a bit TOO enthusiastic, but I'm absolutely dedicated.

Check out my silly little company: http://www.detour-games.com


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answered 'Unblock' / 'Yellow Out' game questions
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awarded  Enthusiast
Jun
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comment Where to hire a scenario writer for a small interactive story game?
This is a duplicate of your only other question: gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/13817/…
Jun
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comment Where to hire a scenario writer for a small interactive story game?
@Alexander It's not as obvious as you think, you weren't very clear about it. And that's still no reason to down vote a perfectly sensible answer. It may not apply to you, but this answer could help someone else in a very similar situation. This is a public Q&A after all.
Jun
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comment Where to hire a scenario writer for a small interactive story game?
Why the down vote? You didn't specify that it needed to be available for reuse and the poster makes a valid point. +1
Jun
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comment Creating Projectiles (Beam)
@MarkEz Getting a trackball event is very straightforward. Use an onTouchListener to get a MotionEvent. It sounds like you may want to start with a simpler project to get used to using Android.
Jun
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comment I need advice for my future career
The video game industry actually makes more money than film AND music together, last I heard.
Jun
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comment Java/Android pixel perfect hit detection
@Randolf I agree that it's a great answer. I was just trying to be one of the people to help adapt that pseudo-code to Java :)
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awarded  Commentator
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comment Java/Android pixel perfect hit detection
This is a great answer except that some of the code is specific to C/C++ (I think?). He's probably not using the NDK since the question is tagged Java. @corey use an int or float array with 2 indices (new int[2];) in place of vector2.
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awarded  Critic
May
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comment Is it okay to release a playable, but not graphical, game to the Android Marketplace?
So go for it! I've played games with just about no graphics (check out Friction Mobile). Leave a comment here with the name of the game when you release it?
May
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comment How do I get started making Android games?
I agree with this answer, but Android isn't the worse place to get started! My very first programming project was a comic book viewer. Then, I made a puzzle game, and now I'm making a 2D game with OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics. I've learned on one heck of a curve, but in the last 9 months, Android has helped me get a good foundation in Java, SQLite, and OpenGL along with a great start with OOP and game development concepts. I could have done worse than learning how to program with Android.
May
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comment Is it okay to release a playable, but not graphical, game to the Android Marketplace?
I think the actual game graphics will make much more of an impression on the player than the menu screens. As long as the game looks decent, I would say it's a good idea to release early and get some feedback!
May
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awarded  Nice Answer
May
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answered What is the difference between a bonus and a power-up?
May
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comment How to improve my Pong like game
No problem, glad to help :) I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
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comment Water/Ocean simulation and physics
+1 for the pic of you on a research ship
May
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comment How to improve my Pong like game
I agree and I don't think it's wrong to mention the name of the game for the purpose of allowing people to try it. I'm glad to see that you removed the last paragraph since that's the only portion I felt was inappropriate for stack exchange. Good luck with the success of your game!
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answered How to improve my Pong like game