I'm a true beginner with using the android platform and I'm having difficulties on implementing a 2D grid system for a tower defense type game. Where I can place towers on a specific tile and enemies will be able to traverse through tiles etc.
What I would like is a practical explanation of how I could tackle this. A step by step guide for dummies.
This is what I believe are the necessary steps to take, I think I might be wrong but I hope someone could help me out.
- Calculate the Width and Height of the view I'm working with.
- Based on that, determine the number of tiles required and their dimensions, (Still not sure how I would do this)
- Create each tile as a Rectangle object and draw these rectangle on a canvas
I would really be grateful if someone could steer me in the right direction on how to implement a 2D Grid Map using android. I hope the answer to this questions helps the TRUE beginners out there like me.
I have looked at the following links below yet I still feel that I don't trully understand what's going on.
Also a quick note: All my previous game development has been in Java, mostly using Java SE and Swing. I also have good understanding of the game development process, it is only android thats confusing me :S
Update: I was actually able to implement, I have decided to post a link to a wiki-page of mine which I have started working on sometime back but not been able to progress further with it.
A simple solution to this can be found here: https://bitbucket.org/iadan/pathfinding/wiki/Home