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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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 ...
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Is it possible to write a game with a HTML5+REST service architecture?

As a side project I'd like to program a board game similar to Twilight Struggle. For this pet project I'd like to satisfy several non functional requirements: The core logic must be written in ...
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How to handle multiplayer in JavaScript?

I'm just doing a bit of research into tech to use for a mobile multi-player game. It's more an experiment at present so for the moment, the only thing that Players need to be aware of is the other ...
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mobile: Is every position in percentages when you support multiple screen sizes (different aspect ratios)?

Is every position in percentages when you support different aspect ratios? Or do you do if-else statements for each aspect ratio and put absolute positions? What are the pros and cons of each?
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Game synchronisation in peer-to-peer online multiplayer game

I am developing an online real-time multiplayer game using Google Play Game Service and Cocos2D-X. The game has two players where each player control their own ball....
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Are these all possible mobile devices resolutions?

In Unity, there's a switch where you can set your desired resolution and check if the game looks ok: If I target the app for portait only - do I have to worry only ...
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Unity application freezes on ios at pause

When I play my game made with Unity on iOS device, and press the home button or let the screen close by time or by pressing the power button and then try to come back to the game, the game freezes ...
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Double touch joysticks

I am developing a mobile game where I need to control main character in any direction using touch analog joystick (https://pineight.com/mw/images/6/6f/Ipoc_dpad.png). It's ok but I also want my ...
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How many polycount for smartphone hardware starting from 2015?

I already know that the answer is "depends". Depend if the hardware is low-mid or high hend. So, I try to re-formulate: is 100K concurrent polycount in a 3d game for smartphone too much ? How many ...
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Best approach to develop a mobile version of existing browser mmo game?

our team has developed a MMO browser game (HTML5, Javascript & PHP). The game is similar to Empire GG, Clash of Kings, Game of War etc. We want to develop a mobile version and the question is ...
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My array loads in the wrong order

I have a load all chapters script which loads up all the Chapter items in an array and instantiates the buttons in the Viewport so you can select which chapter you would like to play. The problem is ...
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Client/Server networking for mobile games

I am currently considering the pros and cons of two different approaches for networking an Android game. First, I will specify some details about the game and its requirements, and then I will ...
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Uncontrollable platform spawning

I made simple spawner like this: ...
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Any major perf (or otherwise) concerns with rendering to/from big partial texture rather than multiple?

I have a very low res mobile game I'm working on that takes multiple rendering passes followed by a pass the composes them. Currently, I have a tex for each pass- each of which gets given to the ...
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Make Buttons to Move Character Right and Left

Can someone help me add mobile input controls for my game? I've got this right now: ...
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Video playback on mobile: can't seek to the end

My Unity3D game needs to play videos on mobile devices (using Handheld.PlayFullscreenMovie()). Seeking works badly. If I tap the video progress bar near the end (...
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Why I need a backend for a mobile social game?

I'm developing a mobile social game, it's a puzzle with a social layer similar to the one in Candy Crush Saga (limited lives, can send life requests to friends, facebook leaderboards, etc). I know all ...
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2D “digging” method in unity

I am in the process of developing a 2D digging game for mobile. I need an efficient method to dig tunnels through the levels (Similar to the game play in Death Worm), and build colliders around the ...
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What gamepad functionality can be assumed?

When I offer gamepad support, the simplest solution seems to be to assume XBox controllers and use a library that maps the most frequent gamepads to a similar layout. Now if I want to minimize ...
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Upgrades in game with leaderboards? [closed]

I am working on an endless mobile game right now and I'm currently in the designing phase. Most (or all) mobile games especially endless ones now have leaderboards and a player's position in the board ...
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Multi touch gesture terminology

What term would you use to describe the type of touch gesture whereby the user touches a point on screen, and an object moves (ease-out) to the location where the finger is touching the screen? Can ...
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3D on GBA, how was it done?

I've been wondering, how did game programmers make this: https://youtu.be/S6huq2G43Ls?t=4368 possible? There seems to be some odd morphing of textures when you walk by objects, and the textures are ...
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Mobile Game: Google Play no supported dev country and capitalization alternatives (no policies violation or suspicious behavior)?

If my country is listed as not supported as a developer country (for payments), this mean developer can upload app but no make any money with it. If I understood correctly, not even in app ads are ...
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Do shaders still need to be optimized on desktop / laptop platforms

On mobile platforms shader optimization is necessary and improve FPS. But on desktop platforms is optimization still needed (and will improve FPS) or does the GPU driver handle it ?
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Are the same number of tiles displayed in an isometric game regardless of phone orientation?

I would like to make an isometric RPG game that can be played with one hand in portrait mode. This will primarily be for smartphones like the iphone 6 and samsung galaxy s7. I've been looking at many ...
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How does the 3G network assign IP to smartphones? [closed]

I am playing a game on the 3G network using Android or Iphone. Suppose I am moving from one cell to another; Will the IP Address change? If yes, then how can I continue the same game while changing ...
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Designing social network structure for a mobile game

We are going to design a mobile game in which players could be related with each others in a social network-like mechanism. So, how we could integrate a mobile game and a social network (SN). Should ...
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How to turn the hotspot on automatically in Unity?

I have made a simple LAN multi-player game in Unity (just for learning purposes). This is the main code (for connection): ...
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Do I need a server to connect two players in a mobile game?

I would like to make a 2 players app game, where 2 players can compete with each other in real time. If I want the player to be able to compete with the public (anyone who registered with my game ...
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Joystick like controls in unity for mobiles

How can i achieve joystick like controls on mobile? For example i have a 2D platform game where character should keep on moving right when swiped right and held and vice versa, just like a real ...
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Unity3d Cross platform Input GUI Depth

I'm creating my GUI controls in Unity 5.3 I have a joystick in which overlays a swipe pad. Originally all of the controls were working fine. However, now the touch pad is overlaying the Joystick. ...
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How to gain visibility on the Play Store? [closed]

Sometime in the near future I'll release my first Android game. It's not going to be anything special, but I'm trying to make it as polished as possible and I would like to know what I can do to ...
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Unity move canvas slightly with smartphone acceleration

I'm developing an AR-App with the Samsung-GearVR. To get a smooth UI, I thought about creating a UI, which is not completely fix, I thought it could be nice, when the UI is slightly behind my head ...