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Android Platform - Game development

Padmapriya Ranganathan
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Joined: Mar 04, 2009
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Hi,

I'm interested in game development for mobile devices. Could you please direct me some useful tutorials or resources for mobile game development for Android platform?

Do you dedicate some pages for covering this area in your book?


Padmapriya
Mark L. Murphy
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Joined: Feb 11, 2009
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Could you please direct me some useful tutorials or resources for mobile game development for Android platform?


I am not aware of any books or sites specifically geared towards Android game development. It's not an area I spend much time in, though, so I may have missed something.

Do you dedicate some pages for covering this area in your book?


Not really. My upcoming Advanced Android book will have coverage of sensors, for detecting shaking, steering, etc. However, I'm not a game developer, so I specifically do not have coverage of 2D/3D graphics, etc.

Sorry!

Mark Murphy (a Commons Guy)
Author of The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development http://commonsware.com/Android/
Padmapriya Ranganathan
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Thanks Mark.
Leandro Coutinho
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http://www.rbgrn.net/blog/2008/11/getting-started-in-android-game-development.html

http://www.talkandroid.com/81-6-google-android-games/

http://www.joystiq.com/2007/11/06/cell-developer-talks-google-android-gaming-possibilities/

http://androidforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=5
Padmapriya Ranganathan
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Joined: Mar 04, 2009
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Thanks for the cool links Leandro....
Imran Mohd
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Joined: Mar 02, 2009
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Hey Padmapriya .... me too developing games for Android...!!

i think it will be nice if we can share our thoughts...!!what do you say....??


Cheers,
Mohd Imran (SCJP 1.5)
Pratik Goswami
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Joined: Mar 02, 2009
Posts: 136

Hello friends,

If you want to develop 3D game then visit this links to learn Open GL ES-

http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/graphics/opengl.html.
http://www.khronos.org/opengles/1_X/
I would like to have games from you people.

Thanks
Pratik Goswami


iOS * Android Developer
Padmapriya Ranganathan
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Joined: Mar 04, 2009
Posts: 25
i think it will be nice if we can share our thoughts...!!what do you say....??


That's what we have javaranch, if I'm not wrong. If you have good thoughts, please post here or in the relevant forums so that everybody will share their thoughts as well and all will get benefitted. what do you say ....???!!!

Anyway, thanks guys for your resource references.
James Elsey
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Joined: Dec 21, 2007
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Something else you may want to try..

Try making games specifically for J2SE, such as getting all your game logic sorted out, and then look at adapting it to work on android. This is a good option as it allows you to create the game without all the android overhead initially (but don't have this limit yourself)

For example, create a "hangman" type game accepting console input/output. When you have it working, port that code to android and substitute the console for the android UI elements


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