Mobile Video Game Development: A Quick Overview

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Let’s discuss a few things about what it takes to develop a video game for mobile platforms. Game development has always been a challenge, but the reward which you will receive after it’s successful development can be great. Here are some basic things you need to know regarding the Android Game Development process.

You must have heard about the JVM (Java Virtual machine) but the DVM (Dalvik Virtual Machine) may be quite new to you. Android games are mainly developed with the help of the DVM only. There are certain distinctions between JVM and DVM, even if both of them share some similarities. DVM is an open source interface and is not linked with any other module, while JVM is linked to Java SE or Java ME.

Now, before you actually start making the game, it is highly recommended that you place down the whole procedure for it in the form of flowchart. It will ensure that you are on the right path and that you will be able to structure the entire coding and development process in a logical manner. You must link one code with the other. For example, the screen view code should be followed by the platform code. You will also need to make sure that the animation code works well and is well integrated with the rest of the code that runs the game. The Game logic is also a vital component which should be fit in a proper spot. Even though developing a video game requires some coding, this is not the only thing that is needed. You will also need to design the artwork for the game. If you are not too skilled in graphic arts, there are companies which specialize in game art services that can give you a helping hand with this part of your project.

Most the experts prefer Android Eclipse plugin in order to develop the game. Eclipse is also a good option for the purposes of iPhone Game Development. You can easily find all sorts of programming code out there. A good tutorial has also been provided with it. You can always refer to it whenever you are in any kind of doubt. Even, you can also get your program debugged from there. There is a separate debug code available out there. As such, its interface is user friendly and you can control it just by few clicks. As a development tool that is used by many professionals in the industry, it has received a good feedback up till now and there is hardly any reason which may behold you from using it and making some cool android games.

Gina Kraft is a video and mobile game enthusiast. Gina is very interested in the process of Game Development. She thinks that Game Testers are very important in the industry. She also thinks that all video game publishers should invest in game quality assurance.


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