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I want to be a game programmer. I have been trying for last 1 month in android.


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#1 eliahpro   Members   -  Reputation: 113

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:33 AM

I want to know what all i need to know ,to make a game in android.
And can you suggest some tutorials in android development where all stages are explained. Please help me???

( i am a beginner here and in game development please guide me .)

Edited by eliahpro, 03 July 2012 - 03:55 AM.


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#2 DevLiquidKnight   Members   -  Reputation: 834

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:04 AM

From what I understand Android uses Java, someone can correct me if I am wrong. So the first step you should take is to learn Java. You won't be able to make a game until you understand the language your writing in.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:11 AM

I agree with Knight, you can't WRITE a game till you understand the language. You might as well just learn Java on a PC before you start getting into Android Dev with Java.
http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/ < The official site for Java with Tutorials.
Start with that. Start making small little games like guess the number and tic tac toe till you have a good understanding of BASIC Java then move up to more advanced Java.
It's going to take you sometime to understand how programming works so take it slow.

#4 SimonForsman   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 6294

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:13 AM

I'd strongly recommend starting with Java on the PC (Win, Mac or Linux doesn't really matter) , mobile development is an unnecessary distraction that you really shouldn't worry about until you're ready.

1. Learn how to program, (in any language really)
2. Learn how to make games,
3. Learn how to make applications for <insert non desktop platform here>
I don't suffer from insanity, I'm enjoying every minute of it.
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#5 eliahpro   Members   -  Reputation: 113

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:32 AM

thank you Posted Image guys.. for your suggestions..

i really want to be a game programmer.. i know a little java..

but now i will learn it properly because i know you guys have great experience.

---> And can you guys suggest me good tutorials for studying java..
also in side i would like to learn basic game concepts to keep up my passion going..

#6 Inuyashakagome16   Members   -  Reputation: 835

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:47 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Java-Programming-Second-Edition/dp/1598634763 < Pretty good book to start with

#7 jeph   Members   -  Reputation: 229

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:59 AM

You could try learning with a dev. tool like ZGameEditor [ http://www.zgameeditor.org/ ], this makes many things much simpler. You basically write your game in c but have everything in one file in a nicely organized tree in an editor. You can test right in the editor in real time, and when it is all working how you want just build for your target from the editor; win, linux, OSX, or Android (currently experimental).

I have one game built this way in the Google Play store now, see; https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iterationgames.SaucerInvasion

Bullet physics is being added now, the tool/engine is under constant development. Give it a look anyway.
iterationgames.com remember when we used to play ?

#8 Serapth   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 5699

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:05 AM

Pick up the book Headfirst Java if you have money to spend. If you dont, check out Think in Java ( direct download link btw ). Its a bit outdated, but a good book and freely available.

Oh and +1 for not starting with Android.

I would also suggest not starting with Eclipse either, that's almost a career in itself. NetBeans and even IntelliJ are both much more newbie friendly. In fact, they are much more friendly in general than the hateful thing that is Eclipse.

Edited by Serapth, 04 July 2012 - 09:08 AM.


#9 Pash   Members   -  Reputation: 246

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 02:01 AM

These free notes are from Computer Science studies at University http://math.hws.edu/javanotes/index.html

Good stepping stone into Java with many applet examples.
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