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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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 ...
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How to get error line when debugging APK from Logcat

I made android game by Unity and built APK. When I got error from this game, I can see the error message: ...
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Unity3d physics stability with low fixed timestep

I'm developing a vehicle simulator game for mobile platforms. This vehicle has some hydraulic arms. I use hinge joints and configurable joints. There can be collisions to walls etc. When I set a low ...
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How can I improve my touch slide mechanic to be more smooth and fluid?

I have the following C# code, but it leaves me with two problems: ...
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How to implement a Play As Guest feature on a mobile device using PhoneGap?

I have a Facebook Web Game that I converted to Android and iOS using PhoneGap. I can use Facebook for authentication on my mobile apps, but I would also like to allow the user to play as a guest. I've ...
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I wanted to create a simple mobile online game for me and my mates. How should I handle the networking?

I've made a few simple games and one multiplayer game where you connect through LAN but for this one I wanted to learn something new. I have the game concept working on my computer, it's just waiting ...
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What is better: One texture per model or assigning multiple models to one single huge texture?

If I'm making a low-poly car pack of multiple cars for mobile platforms, should I: Make a large texture like of 2048x2048 and unwrap all the models to it Make separate, smaller (256x256) textures for ...
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I'm Dragging object by using touch (mobile) it doesn't stop when hit collider

I want to make object stopped when it hit collider of another object. But it doesn't stop. How can I fix this? - Unity my code is: ...
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What's the idea behind current mobile game design and advertisement trend? [closed]

I see a very common trend in how every mobile game is being designed and advertised on the market. The common features are (not limited to): 1.Very cartoony graphics (big heads small bodies) ...
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How do I fix these touch events? Events respond if there are 2 fingers but not 1

I am making a simple game of mine mobile-friendly. The goal is to: Make character walk if a touchstart event is sensed on right half of screen. Stop character if a touchend event is sensed on the ...
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How to add Facebook Data Storage to Mobile Game?

I was wondering how I would add the option for players to sign into their Facebook profiles on my mobile game and then have Facebook store their game save data, so they can recover it on any device ...
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Creating a large ground texture for mobile

Does anyone has any insight on creating / texturing a large mesh that will be used for a mobile game's level map? Specifically, I was wondering how games like Vainglory achieve this. I am familiar ...
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Transfer Codes between OS

I'm making a mobile game and had the idea of using transfer codes for taking one account to another device. Lately, I've seen this function being used in a lot of mobile games, you go to the game ...
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Where can I find Cinema4D for game development tutorials?

I started to learn Cinema 4D. I've noticed it's really easy to use for motion graphics, but I want to use it for modeling for games/realtime 3d engines. Before I used 3dsmax and it was easy to ...
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Should I be concerned that my microtransaction based game will often be hacked?

I used to play Diablo II, both online and offline. The game was so easily “hackable” offline that one could download a program called Hero Editor and, using a nice, comfortable interface, change their ...
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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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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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Why would I want to use multiple ad providers for my mobile game?

I have seen games with multiple video and banner ad providers. While Adsense tends to be used for banner ads, anything that takes over the screen (full screen) typically has redundancies (in my ...
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What framerate should I aim for on a mobile phone? [closed]

The higher the framerate, the better the game looks, but the faster it drains the battery. What's a happy medium? (I'm making a relatively simple 2D game with sprites moving constantly. I want the ...
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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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Reasonable amount of garbage collection for mobiles games?

I'm making a 2D game for mobile and I noticed that my GC seemed to spike during attack. My normal GC is 40b but during attack it could spike to 2.2kb. I think this is really high specially when I saw ...
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Java vs Javascript for Web-based games [closed]

With all the recent interest in developing HTML5 apps and games, and I am curious why all the focus is on Javascript, and not on Java. Minecraft is a great example of what can be accomplished in a ...
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What is the clearest way to present several numbers in a very limited space?

I'm building a mobile incremental game and as, is typical for the genre, I've got a ton of changing values to show to the user. They serve both as a way to show them their progress, but also to help ...
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Managing draw calls for customized materials when targeting mobile

I want to know how to minimize draw calls when rendering multiple customized characters onscreen, presumably with 3-4 materials apiece. Is there a better way to achieve custom color configurations ...
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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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Is there a way to use Post Processing Effects on Mobile?

I tried to use the built in unity Post Processing stack, I simply just want a vignette effect for my game, but it when I tested it on my phone it ran < 25 fps, which is too low in my opinion. Is ...
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How to scale game with orthographic camera correctly? [duplicate]

During porting to android I encountered that the game does not fit on the screen in portrait mode. It uses an orthographic camera. How could I scale to game to fit the screen in portrait mode?
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In Unity how can I know which direction is the screen auto-rotated?

From the Screen.orientation description I get If the value is set to ScreenOrientation.AutoRotation then the screen will ...
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Good item distribution for 2d scroller game

I have made a scroller game where player moves to the right of the screen. I add a new uniform ground block about every 5 seconds. I was wondering how often should I put bonus items. Currently I put ...
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OpenGL ES 2 on Android: native window

According to OGLES specification, we have the following definition: ...
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What counts as a successful ad view in a mobile app?

There is one thing about mobile ads that I can't completely understand. Let's say I put ads in my free mobile game. What counts as a successful ad view? When it is just displayed on a user's screen or ...
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Adapting motion controls to changes in the player's orientation

I am using gyroscope data (pitch, roll) to move the player's space ship. It works perfectly as long as you play in a standard position (e.g. sitting down). Once you start using it lying down (e.g. ...
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Best client/server architecture for a mobile management game?

For the past year I have worked on a small company that develops a traditional browser based strategy game, of the likes of Travian or Ogame, but using a more interactive approach like Tribal Wars 2. ...
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save player achievements in local device

As an indie developer with zero dollar budget for servers and backend i wonder if there are ways to store the player achievements on his mobile device ?
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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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udp over cellular networks? [closed]

I'm starting to build a multiplayer iOS game using UDP. I want the game to be playable over cellular networks, but I can't really find that much information on it. Many people say that it's dependent ...
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What game mechanics work best on mobile phones? [closed]

I teach Swift 3 and Android Studio. My students are always asking why I'm not in the mobile market yet; frankly, I'm migrating my 88 games from flash into native mobile apps ... it takes time. My ...
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How do I make so the player jump happens only once in a onScreenController on LIBGDX and the player doesn't stick on the roof?

I'm making a simple platform game, and I was following this tutorial to make an onScreenController (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4Vqkp_ve3I&t=66s). There's one think that's not how I want it ...
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Acceptable memory size consumed by mobile game in 2017? [closed]

How do you think, what is the acceptable memory size consumed by mobile game in 2017, taking into account current state of mobile devices hardware performance? I've made a pack of optimizations using ...
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How to create 2D textures from footage?

I am new to game development but I heard, that already in the 80s with Prince of Persia, indie developers where capable to create textures from footage. I am developing a game and so far I get an ...
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Sony PSM SDK's 2D game engine [closed]

I have started with the Sony PSM SDK this week, I'm interested in creating a little 2D game and have been reading through the web about a so called "2D game engine" integrated into the SDK. Some ...
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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, gameQuery);...
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Is there any JavaScript game library good for mobile gaming? [closed]

I do not know how should I ask this question. I am a very new in this field. I want to learn game development. I want to learn it for Android and iPhone game development. That's why i was looking for ...
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Development platform for 2D web and mobile games [closed]

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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What is an efficient mobile rendering order supporting transparent and opaque 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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Do Google/Apple provide the multiplayer servers for an app themselves?

I have an app that I have been working on and I was wondering does Google/Apple host the server requirements for the multiplayer aspects of an app?
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limits of tiles on tilemap, for mobile devices?

how many tiles are we allowed to add on a Tile map, using softwares like Tiled , to target mobile devices? Some devices cannot load a texture that exceeds 2048x2048, would you know how a tilemap works ...
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Unity, choosing a mobile shader

I have multiple 3d objects in my scenes. These are without any graphics and have different colors and some lights. I was building all of the scenes with a standard shader and now, when running on an ...
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Javascript game engine that can work 'seamlessly' with react-native [closed]

I have experience with Unity, but I don't like the fact that Unity compiles your game directly into APK (or IOS equivalent). I want to modify the game to provide chat interface for multiplayer mode ...
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Best way to reduce texture size and ensure a minimum quality

We've been working on this mobile game for about a year now, and we're very close to the end but we've started to face many problems. Mainly, our game crashes and has a huge size for a 2D game (on ...