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How to learn 2d animation?
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Right now, I can think of a few ways you can do a 2-D animation: Moving an object's x,y coordinates around (e.g. to slide a rectangular menu - you change the y-coordinates every few ms) Drawing every ...

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How much is java used in 2d/3d indie games? (before/after Minecraft)
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Java is the language used for Android games. (I believe there may be some other methods like using C++ but its usually Java). If you have an Android phone, you can test the top-downloaded games to see ...

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Where to hire 2D sprite artists?
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I asked a similar question a while back. It was suggested to me to look at the DeviantArt Job Offers Forum - Credit to André Paramés

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Why do many games have “timeouts”?
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Having never played the *Ville games, a "Timeout" sounds an awful lot like a "cooldown period", which is not a new concept - all sorts of games have cool down periods (rpgs, mmo, fps, etc). The ...

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android game - how to store game elements so gc wont fire
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I also suggest reading through the source code for Replica Island, which was developed by an Android engineer. He has a generic object pool class which can be extended for pools of custom objects. He ...

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Android game scrolling background
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if you're still looking for a solution to the timing: Read this article, specifically how the class FPSTimer is used in the draw thread to time the drawing loop. I've used this example to write my ...

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Understanding MotionEvent to implement a virtual DPad and Buttons on Android (Multitouch)
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Given what you've told me in your comment, you can do something like this: float touchX, touchY; public boolean onTouchEvent(MotionEvent event) { if (event.getAction() == MotionEvent....

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How to code the animations of attacks in RPG game
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I asked myself a similar question a while back and here is what I came up with (using a component-based system): Create an AnimationFrame class which only has a duration. When this updates, it ...

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Effects to make a speeding spaceship look faster
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Some suggestions background sliding quickly in the opposite direction objects/asteroids around the ship quickly moving in the opposite direction after-images

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How to control the list of items on the screen?
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I've just started working on a 2-d game myself on android. I have a map and some menu/windows on the screen. I draw the map first, and for the menus, I have something like this in the main drawing ...

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What algorithm to use for path mapping?
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Thanks Tetrad, I found out how to do it. Basically, for all the tiles in my range, I apply A* from that tile to where I am standing on. Also assign a very high value to walls/enemies. Then if I can ...

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