My Fisrt Game – Introduction

Hi.

Now that EvenOrOdd is published I will write a series of articles explaining the process of my first game development. I will do it hoping to help anyone that like me wants to develop for the mobile platform and don’t know how to start.

I’m planning to split articles as follow:

  • Introduction (this post):
    • how did I decide which platform I would first develop
    • what framework I would use (if any)
  • what kind of game I would develop and its features.
  • how to hire a graphic artist.
  • monetization strategy.
  • marketing:
    • hot site.
    • twitter
    • forums
    • posts asking for beta testers
    • forum posts asking for reviews
    • post about the game

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My First Game is available to download

My first #android #game is available to download on @slideme. Guys at @slideme were too fast!

The same day that I sent the program to @slideme they reviewed the program and they made it ​​available for download.

As I’ve wrote here EvenOrOdd was sent to Shop4Apps but they will take up to 10 business days to give me an answer. @slideme is great!

Could you give it a try and then let me know what you think? Yeah? Great! You can download EvenOrOdd here.

TwitMyPlace

TwitMyPlace is a prof-of-concept of a product I want to develop.

At this moment it is neither polished nor ready for daily use but it’s working and I’m able to verify some very interesting points about both GPS and tweeter integration.

You can download it here.

As soon as TwitMyPlace gets ready for real usage, I will publish it on Android Market.

Would you like to be notified? Do you have any question? Fell free to contact me: [email protected].

A book about game development using AndEngine

AndEngine is an awesome engine to develop games on android platform. I love it.

Moreover, AndEngine has a wonderful community. You can rest assured that you’ll find help anytime you need it.

To make things better, Richard A. Rogers will release a book named Learning Android Game Programming: A Hands-On Guide to Building Your First Android Game.

Do I need to say anything else? Happy coding.

Disclaimer: Please note that the links for the book Learning Android Game Programming: A Hands-On Guide to Building Your First Android Game in this post are affiliate links and I do earn a commission through any purchases that you make.
If you do make a purchase, I appreciate it greatly! If you wish, shoot me an email or let me know on the Facebook Page so I can thank you personally.

Not all characters are shown when using MenuScene

These days I was studying how to use the AndEngine‘s MenuScene. What is this good for? It’s good to make a menu with floating text over the screen, as shown in picture 1. It looks nice, doesn’t it?

Picture 1 – Menu options using MenuScene

I’ve used this example from AndEngine. This example built a menu with just 2 options (2 strings: RESET and QUIT). At first everything worked fine.

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