Questions tagged [mobile]

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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Is it worth planning to be cross-platform in mobile game development?

Disclaimer: my goal is not to use cross-platform frameworks like Unity. I am currently planning a mobile game which I intend to first launch on iOS. However, I am wondering if it is better to write ...
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Should I store ads in the background or recreate them every time I need them?

I am developing an XNA game for Windows Phone 7 and 8. The game is level-based. After finishing each level a screen comes up with a bit of stats summary. I wish to embed an ad in this screen, on which ...
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Tilting a game object left/right/forward/back with gyroscope, regardless of player's heading

I'm working on a mobile game in Unity and using the gyroscope to rotate an object along the x and y axes. ...
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Unity Screen.height / Screen.dpi is *not* equal to the screens height in real life

On mobile, I was planning on using Screen.dpi to work out the physical size of the screen and size controls accordingly. But this quick test on my Galaxy S5 proves that the numbers from Unity are ...
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Concept design-pattern for industry simulation required

I am making a mobile game simulating industry. A brief high level description is below. A hub could be thought of as a base/city, within which there are rooms/buildings which determine what is ...
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I want to clamp each instance of the same prefab to the y axis only

I instantiated the prefab "paddle" twice then I tried clamping it to the y-axis only; using Mathf.Clamp, however, the min and max values end up being applied to both instances of "paddle" and hence ...
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Unity - Level complete progress bar stops at 75%

I am trying to build a progress bar that indicates the completion of the current level from 0 to 100% (or from 0 to 1 in probability). I found this example: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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Authenticating users without a username or password

I'm curious about what the process is for anonymously authenticating users when it comes to mobile games. There are quite a few examples out there, but the ones that immediately come to mind are Lords ...
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Is Unreal engine or Unity better for high graphics low file size mobile games? [closed]

My objective of learning game development is to make a 3d relatively high graphics mobile game but that should be in 150 mb. I don't know should I start with unity or unreal engine. I found that ...
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Can Mobile Games use Fragments instead of SurfaceViews?

All the tutorials of mobile games for android (such as this one), use the to display game objects. Most other applications tend to use an ...
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How to create a fog for baclgro6 which works on mobile devices?

There is a forum entry, which explains how to create a high based volumetric fog, using soft particles ( How can I create a height-based volumetric fog? ). Unfortunately it doesn't work on mobile ...
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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. ...
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j2me Bitmap font

I have found a tutorial how to make a bitmap font from an image. So I have used this code in my game and the problem is that the rest of the graphics which should be seen on the screen like ...
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Same scroll speed across devices with different DPI

I am creating a simple game in JS, something like the flappy bird :) For pipe scroll, I am using a linear tween. I noticed that the speed of the pipes are different across different smartphone ...
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Unity3D CrossPlatformInput StandardAsset Multitouch

I have a small game I am working on, and I am trying to add touch support to it. Before I try to add that into the real game I wanted to do a test run on a small project. The project consists of a ...
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Serverless Multiplayer

I wanted to make a game with a "serverless" mobile multiplayer game. The idea was to have devices connect to each other automatically when they are within range. There would be no global game state ...
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Serialize classes in unity c#

Is there some best practices to serialize objects to file on mobile devices in Unity using C#. I've tried to search it myself, but found only this link. However, it looks like here they are trying to ...
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Unity Mobile project, button problem “CrossPlatformInputManager.GetButton” not working

Good afternoon, I have a problem with an input in my code: Before testing it on mobile I tried on PC and the code to make my player sprint was like this: ...
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How to make game playable in all mobile screen resolution using Unity Cinemachine with perspective mode?

I want my 2D game to be playable (auto scale) in all screen resolution. I'm using Cinemachine & under "perspective" mode. I found tutorial to change the screen in "orthographic" mode but there is ...
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Unity 2D Input.gyro eulerAngles X value strange behaviour

I am working on a project where I want to create an 'scrolling' effect using gyroscope on mobile devices. The basic idea is that I have an Image object in my ...
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Unity2D Multiplayer - Spawning player at user's end

I am currently into a 2d mobile multiplayer project. Its going to be a 2 player game for now. So the host and the client are the only players. I am using Unity 5.4 and the default multiplayer ...
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Unity VFX graph with LWRP

So, I've been playing around with unity's visual effects graph, and it was pretty amazing. So I tried it out on mobile using 2019.1 full version with the LWRP, and it works just fine on the unity ...
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Do I need a backend engineer for my studio right now?

I am working on a mobile game that requires a well thought-out backend, because it spans across the healthcare/data science space and we need to be compliant in terms of security/regulations in how we ...
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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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How to use large texture atlases in my shaders on mobile devices

This is a frustrating discovery. I have ported my desktop game to mobile and discovered that floating point precision in my shaders is not good. I have large animations which I store per frame on a ...
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Slight delay on mobile device with UI popping up after Unity splash screen shows

I'm using Unity 2018-.2.18f1 personal. If I create a new app, add some UI elements (panel, text, buttons) and export the project to a mobile device (iOS in my case) the splash screen with show then ...
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unity2D swipe control's bool for animator doesn't work

i was trying to make a control where the animation plays upon swiping one direction. each time i've make a tap/swipe control, it just keeps popping messages like this. the tap animation works fine, ...
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What is the purpose of multi-staged levels in mobile games?

In most recent mobile games like Grass Cut, FireBalls 3D, Twist Hit! or Snow Drift! I see the same level structure where you need to finish 3-4 mini-levels / stages in order to really finish the level....
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Can I legally use mechanics from a game that is removed from the store? [duplicate]

There was a mobile (android, ios) card game that I really liked playing. Last year, the game was removed from the store and noone were able to play it. The company is still up. That game had a really ...
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How to scale ImageButton with viewport for different resolutions?

I am new to the libgdx framework. I don't know how to scale an ImageButton for different screen sizes. Currently it looks big on desktop, but small on the Android ...
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Overdrawn pixels vs many polygons, which affects performance the most?

I know that having overdrawn pixels is not desirable as well as having many polygons since they can decrease performance. Often when I model I have an option to decrease the number of polygons by ...
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How to handle a Google Play game's privacy policy

I am trying to release a mobile game (insert obligatory sellout statement for Chunk of Space) on Google Play, and I'm worried about their privacy policy system. Basically, if you mark your game as "...
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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, ...
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How to make mobile movement using CharacterController

How can i change my movement for mobile i think left and right gonna work but i don't know what should i do for jump ...
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Why don't mobile games use tiny transactions like the orginal Candy Crush?

My understanding is that Candy Crush found its early success by letting users pay really small amounts of cash on a continual basis. If that was successful then, why don't mobile app developers use ...
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Make Unity GUI for mobile phones only?

I'm using Unity and I want to make a responsive GUI for portrait resolution only. Now I'd like to know if this is a good or bad idea when I force the user to play my game in portrait mode only. Shall ...
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Custom mobile keyboard in unity

I'm trying to create a falling word typing game like z-type. I have used the code provided here — but it's is only for keyboards: ...
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Unity3D Build Configuration for Deployment/ Publish

Is there the option within Unity3D to specify build configurations? My goal is relatively simple - when building for mobile stores (Play Store/ App Store) I want to make sure my app is pointing to ...
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Should I target a mobile phone or simulation tools are good enough?

I'm starting mobile development, and I would want to know if it's necessary to target a specific smartphone, or nowadays one can run a simulation that will provide accurate data of how the game will ...
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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 ...
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Mobile vs. Desktop Games - Upsides and Downsides? [closed]

what is the opinion on developing a game for Mobile vs. Desktop in terms of monetization and revenue versus time spent? In my opinion, Mobile has more upside in terms of revenue, but as a developer ...
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What are some ways to keep the player engaged in an endless game?

An endless game consists of the same gameplay mechanics repeated over and over. You have to keep doing mostly the same things as long as you can. So it is quite easy to make players bored of your ...
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Is “Check your surroundings” warning on splash screen really needed for geolocation games?

I'm currently building an Android game as a solo dev. It follows the trend of geolocation-based games (like Niantic), but with more unique aspects. Anyway, I noticed that in Niantic games - Ingress, ...
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How can I call a native mobile API in Construct 2?

How can I use mobile API features in a Construct 2 game (HTML 5/JavaScrit engine)? I didn't find anything about that on the net, unlike other game frameworks like Corona Enterprise or Cocos2d.
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how to avoid Z- axis gravity from affecting my mobile game?

I am making a mobile car game, and as it is a serious game for upper limb rehabilitation. The mobile is attached to the forearm of the patient, hence the forearm movement will move and rotate the car. ...
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2D and 3D Tablet Games Definition

I would like some clarifications how to distinguish between a 2D and 3D mobile game, as mobile devices do not really have 3D screens. i) Do 3D iOS or android games really exist or are they 2D tablet/...
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Huge level size after build APK in Unity

I made maps used bunch of small objects which are mostly scenary, like part of road, buildings, obstacles. They are all lightmap static, batching static, occludee static. However after build APK, "...
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I've completed my mobile game - now what?

After months of development, I've finally finished my mobile app, but I have no idea what to do next. I want to publish my app to the Google Play Store and the App Store, yet I don't know how. I've ...
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Object movement in Unreal using BPs and input touch and ARCore

So I am trying to move an object in Unreal through input touch using ARCore. The problem is that I can't use the simple Screen to world position because it just returns a world position wherever the ...
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UnrealEngine4 “backwards compatilibility”: Can I view a site that uses Unreal Engine4 on a very old laptop and still see in high definition?

Backwards compatible? The project: I want to render a high definition model on my personal website such that it'll be rendered in the highest definition possible on any device, from a 20-year-old ...