Android Game Programming For Dummies by Derek James

By Derek James

Learn tips to create nice video games for Android phones
Android telephones are quickly gaining marketplace percentage, nudging the iPhone out of the head spot. video games are the main often downloaded apps within the Android marketplace, and clients are prepared to pay for them. online game programming may be tough, yet this step by step consultant explains the method in simply understood phrases. A better half website deals the entire programming examples for download.• provides tough online game programming topics--animation, battery conservation, contact monitor enter, and adaptive interface issues--in the simple, easy-to-follow For Dummies fashion• Explains the right way to steer clear of pitfalls and create enjoyable video games in keeping with most sensible programming practices for cellular devices• A significant other website comprises all programming examples
If you could have a few programming wisdom, Android video game Programming For Dummies can have you developing cool video games for the Android platform fast and easily.

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Table 2-1 Screen Density Name Pixels Abbreviation Low-density 120 ldpi Medium-density 160 mdpi High-density 240 hdpi Extra-high density 320 xhdpi Chapter 2: Designing Your Game As with processors, increased innovation in hardware is resulting in higher density screens with crisper graphics. A good rule to follow when developing across different screen sizes and densities is to ✓ Target the largest screens and make sure your game looks good on those. ✓ Scale down to the smallest screens you’re willing to support.

And if you can do that, you might find a group of players that will become loyal to you and your brand: ✓ Historically, females are underserved by the video gaming industry. One way you might stand out from your competition is by bucking the demographics and making games specifically for females. ” (Okay, depending on the game, pink unicorns and such might be a good idea! ) More importantly, it means understanding what your audience wants out of a game experience. A social game focused more on collaboration than competition might be more suited to a female player base.

If your game isn’t a good fit with in-app purchases, don’t try to force it. 23 24 Part I: Adopting the Android Gaming Mindset An experiment in game design In case you were wondering, I did attempt to come up with a new form of monetization. It didn’t work for me, but you never know whether it might be worth trying some new approach, and maybe this (ahem) adventure will inspire you to invent a whole new way to make money from games. In 2009, Google announced the second iteration of the Android Developers Challenge, a contest to spur development on the Android platform by offering cash prizes and exposure to developers for creating innovative new apps and games.

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