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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What are the pros. and cons. of different representations a custom geometry format for a mobile based engine?

I am trying to create 3D model importer for my mobile based engine. These are what I am considering: Convert .obj file to text based structure like JSON or custom. So, basically, convert .obj file ...
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Android Swipe In Unity 3D World with AR [closed]

I am working on an AR application using Unity3D and the Vuforia SDK for Android. The way the application works is a when the designated image(a frame marker in our case) is recognized by the camera, a ...
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Adobe Air Mobile AS3 app: challenges and how to overcome them?

I made a PC flash game for LD 26 - minimalism and I am working on porting it to Android. Some questions I'd like to ask: Is it bad to heavily use vector graphics (ie. ...
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Does research exist on the impact of vibration in mobile games?

I've implemented vibration for various player collisions in my mobile game, but I feel like this is not a common thing on mobile even though it is on consoles. Is there any research on the positive ...
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Game with changing logic

I'm planing to develop a puzzle like mobile game (android/ios) with a different logic for each puzzle. Say, for example one puzzle could be a Rubik's cube and another one a ball maze. Many more new ...
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Mobile (bluetooth) connection to wiimote/controller [closed]

Looking to make a game for cross-platform mobile game. (Android, iOS, Win8) Playing with a controller is a pretty important feature. Bluetooth connecting with a Wiimote works, but there are a few ...
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Modify game using external file

In Flash, for example, I can place an xml file along with the binary, then if I modify some variable the game will change for everyone. How to achieve something like that in Android? I know that for ...
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Rendering tile maps for mobile devices

Hitting a bit of a roadblock with my game's development and I'm just looking for some outside advice. I'm trying to render a tilemap for my mobile game (Android) and I'm using LibGDX. Now, here's ...
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Best way to manage sprite sheets on Android using NME

I'm creating a 2D game for mobile touchscreen devices, specifically Android and iOS. I would like to know what is the best way (regarding performance and best practices) to manage sprite sheets. ...
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Javascript game to Phonegap for android game?

me and a friend of mine are in the process of building a javascrip/HTML5 game and I'm running into a few questions about the process of using converting it to an android game. I plan on using Phone ...
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Improving performance on older Androids

I'm learning to build html5 games for mobile. I'm worried about the FPS animation on older model Android... as I use a lot of setTimeouts to update certain aspects ...
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Handling 3D perspective for different aspect ratio

I have problem for supporting different aspect ratio in developing Mobile Game. I was developing on 2:3 screen which is iPhone 4 (Retina). When I use width and height for screen size and use fixed ...
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GWT for cross device game development [closed]

How does Google Web Toolkit do in deploying to browsers as well as mobile devices, tablets, televisions, etc.? Would a game targeting specific devices be optimized significantly for the device even ...
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Mixing Javascript with C++ for mobile development?

I have a few games for the iPhone, Android, and Windows 8 that I built using native C++. This works great but is really limiting when I try to create menus and start screens. I have read about rapid ...
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Is this the right architecture for our MMORPG mobile game?

These days I am trying to design architecture of a new MMORPG mobile game for my company. This game is similar to Mafia Wars, iMobsters, or RISK. Basic idea is to prepare an army to battle your ...
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Alternative ways to make a battle system in a mobile indie game more fun and engaging

I'm developing an indie game for mobile platforms, and part of the game involves a PvP battle system (where the target player is passive). My vision is simple: the active player can select a weapon/...
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Legal issues concerning using superheroes in games

Before proceeding on with the idea of developing a mobile game that involves superhero characters from both Marvel/DC Comics, I am taking a serious dip into looking into things from a legal point of ...
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More profitable: Android apps or Flash games?

Which market (that of Android games or that of Flash games) is more profitable and will give me a better chance of success? Where can I find the relative market shares of these markets, globally?
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Best solution for multiplayer realtime Android game [closed]

I plan to make multiplayer realtime game for Android (2-8 players), and I consider, which solution for multiplayer organization is the best: Make server on PC, and client on mobile, all communition ...
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HTML5 mobile game storing data

I am developing an mobile application (in HTML5) that will run on multiple platforms and will eventually have both single and multiplayer options. The current issue I have is the best method for ...
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Google Play 3rd Party Payment Allowed?

Does Google allow 3rd party payment solutions to be enabled in developers' apps (i.e., Paypal, carrier/SMS payment), especially in countries where Google Checkout isn't present? Or does this violate ...
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Checking game objective status in efficient way on each update call

I am creating a 2d mobile game where there are three levels. Each level has 20 objectives. This can increase in the future. Examples: ...
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Can “dumbphones” play JavaScript games?

Are JavaScript games exclusive to modern smartphones, or are older phone models also able to play games written in JavaScript?
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TCP vs. UDP on mobile platforms? [closed]

I am designing a mobile game, but I don't know much about it. How do we differentiate HTTP, TCP and UDP in reference to mobile game?
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HTML5 Game (Canvas) - UI Techniques?

I'm in the process of building a JavaScript / HTML5 game (using Canvas) for mobile (Android / iPhone/ WebOS) with PhoneGap. I'm currently trying to design out how the UI and playing board should be ...
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Not repeating background in platformer [closed]

I need to make not repeating background for platformer. I can't find any description of implementation and I developed algorithm but I'm not sure that it's right. I can't load one big texture per ...
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How do I simulate a crowd in the stadium stands?

I'm working on a mobile sports game with Unity. I'm wondering how I could create an efficient effect of an audience in the stadium. I know that with more than 15 characters in my games (with 1800 ...
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Disable autorotation if Android has it disabled

I'm making a game for Android in Unity. I wanted the game to handle screen rotations, so I set "Default Orientation" to "Auto Rotation. This works well, except for one issue: If you disable auto-...
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Server costs and back loading for mobile devices

A company approached me to design an MMO for the mobile platform and I have the perfect idea for them. My question is how much would a server for a FTP game that has both a PVE element and PVP cost? ...
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Adapting Javascript game for mobile

I'm currently developing a Javascript web game for desktop users. It is a sort of tower-defense game that relies on mouse input only, developed on canvas using EaselJS. In the future, or perhaps ...
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HTML5 as application for tablets?

I'm looking at creating a tablet application (iPad, Nexus, Surface...). I've heard it's possible to create it using HTML5 canvas. I was wondering if it was limited to canvas, if div/input/table can ...
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Is there any map maker for javaME game? [closed]

For the past two weeks I was trying to make a map maker for my java ME 2D RPG game. I failed because i get errors using slick TWL and the forum for this is inactive. So I just wondered is there ...
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$0.99 or Free with Virtual goods - Revenue Model for mobile games

I'm trying to decide between a paid game and a free to play game. Is there research on the pros and cons of each one. I would really appreciate some concrete data on this and not just opinions. This ...
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Game Asset Management

I am making my first small mobile game in C# XNA. Lets say I have 3 screens, the main menu, options and game screen. A single game session usually lasts for 1 min, so the user will alternate ...
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3D open source physics engine suitable for mobile platforms (Android and iOS)

I have made some research and found that bullet, ode, newton and some others are open source physics engines that should be portable enough (but I have never tried to comile/use anyone of them on ...
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UDK iOS ; base Class

I want to make a game with UDK for mobile and I wonder if There is any limits? I mean, for example, can I use UTPawn as my base Pawn class when making a game for ...
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What platform is best for Android and iPhone development? [closed]

I've been developing non-mobile apps for linux; mainly stuff like interpreters, compilers, database engines and business apps. I've been told that if I wanted to learn how to develop iPhone/iPad ...
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How does one optimize an HTML5 Canvas and JavaScript web application for Mobile Safari?

I've created an HTML5 Canvas and JS game that runs great on a desktop or laptop in Chrome (30fps), but on mobile Safari I only get around 8 fps. Are there any simple tips or tricks to increase the ...
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Box2d Collision problem

I'm not good with words so here's a picture to describe my problem: In my game there is this big ball which the user can move on x-axis only. Now, if the ball is falling like the red one, it's blast ...
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Android “Activities” — one or many for games?

I've been learning Android in my spare time, and one of the first things every tutorial/guide will introduce to you is the concept of an "Activity." Everyone loosely defines an Activity as a screen ...
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Cocos2D game engine javascript is too slow on mobile

i developed a game using cocos2D javascript that works fine on web browsers but when i run it on mobile ( iPhone 4s , ...
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Good book/resource recommendation for HTML5 mobile game development? [closed]

The problem: I am taking an existing, 5 year old, html based MMORTS game and "HTML5-ing" it, "AJAX-ing" it and most importantly, optimizing for mobile devices like iPhone, android etc. For these ...
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What is the “pricing standard” on Windows Phone?

On iOS, I find it is more usual to see light versions of a game for free (with ads and less features) and a full version for a cost and all the features. On Android, I see more games that have both a ...
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Best peer-to-peer game architecture

Consider a setup where game clients: have quite small computing resources (mobile devices, smartphones) are all connected to a common router (LAN, hotspot etc) The users want to play a multiplayer ...
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Acceptable sound quality: stereo needed for an Android game?

I have various simple short sound effects (damage sound, dying sound, thunderbolt, fanfare, breaking) for a game that is developed for Android currently. I use OGG files: 96kbps VBR, 44.1KHz, 2 ...
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What term is used to refer to iPhone and Android games?

What do you call games developed for Android or iPhone to differentiate them from games developed for other platforms?
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How do mobile mmo's deal with the graphical resources?

I'm am creating an MMO(probably won't be so massive), and was wondering how to deal with the graphical resources. Obviously, I can't have what could be possibly a few gigs of images and animations ...
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Android device - C++ OpenGL 2: eglCreateWindowSurface invalid

I am trying to debug and run OGLES on Native C++ in my Android device in order to implement a native 3D game for mobile smart phones. The point is that I got an error and see no reason for that. Here ...
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What is the best way to debug and profile a web application on an iPod in Mobile Safari? [closed]

I've built a web app that makes heavy use of JavaScript and HTML5 canvas. It's easy to debug in Chrome, but on a mobile device the developer tools are much less robust. Is there a tool or technique ...