Android video game tutorial
Table of contents
- Android Development Environment
- The Android SDK starter package
- The ADT plugin
- Configuring the ADT plugin
- Android SDK and AVD manager
- Starters: "Hello World"
- Android Project Components
- A Tabbed application
- Android Manifest.xml
- Accessing Sensors
- GPS Sensor Access
- Accelerometer and Access to other Sensors
- Android and Databases
Principle of a 2D / 3D game
This is a "graphic" game, that is a "video" game in the true sense of the word. This means that images follow each other to create a cinematic effect. We must therefore define the frame rate per second (or FPS in English for Frames Per Second). The code that manages the display is a permanent loop, in which we go each time:
- manage the actions of the user (keyboard, mouse, tap on mobile screen ...);
- move objects, manage collisions;
- display the complete image of the game on the screen;
- we start again.
I suggest Android Studio which is free. It contains all the necessary tools to develop an Android application: SDK, emulators ... If you have not already done so, create an emulator by going to the TOOLS - ANDROID - AVD MANAGER menu.
Creating a game
For the example, I propose you to:
- place a moving ball on the screen;
- bounce off the edges (collision detection);
- and that we can reposition with the finger (management of the actions of the user).
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