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vijay rana

Joined: Feb 19, 2011
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Hello Mr. Zechner, I'm really interested in games and thought if I use my gaming passion in coding too.
So, my question is :
1. What are the hardware components I need for developing Android games??
Well, I have a personal computer but is it necessary for me to buy an android phone to test them?

2. What are the software components required?
I have java and Eclipse IDE installed in my computer but is it limited to java only or you can use c and c++ too for the development.

3. Once the game is fully developed where can I test it??
I mean do we have to run it on an android phone.

Thanks in advance, Sir.

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Mario Zechner
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Joined: May 06, 2011
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A PC running Linux or Windows or a Mac running OS X is what you need for development. Additionally Eclipse (or any other Java IDE) plus the free Android SDK and the JDK are needed from a software perspective. You can to some extend test your games with the emulator included in the Android SDK. However, i'd strongly suggest at least getting one Android device.

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