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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why would I want to use multiple ad providers for my game?

I have seen mobile 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...