Ok, I'm coming from Lua and LÖVE and want to get into Mobile Game Development. I'm 13 years old and have made a game. I'd like to port this game over to Android: http://love2d.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=34307
I know, the game might be kind of meh, but I'd still like to port it over. Maybe not release it, but just mess around with Mobile Game development.
The problem is, I can't find a way to get started with Android Game Development on YouTube/Vimeo/DailyMotion/anything like that. I don't like reading books for those sorts of things. TheNewBoston's tutorials are outdated. Maybe if someone could help me find a tutorial?
I don't really like Java, but I can't find anything else to use with Android. Python+Kivy didn't work because I didn't like Kivy. LÖVE-Android is kind of a lost cause, ActionScript+CitrusEngine didn't work because of lack of docs on ActionScript+Software+Docs on CE. C/C++ sucks IMO(I don't like it), and Ruby is kind of meh. If I had to I'd use Ruby, but what I really want is to use Lua.
I love Lua! It's awesome!! CoronaSDK looks good, but I couldn't find any tutorials on it!! Like, at ALL!! Corona seems to be the way to go, so I have a few questions on it:
1) It is PURE PURE PURE PURE PURE PURE PURE PURE 100% code, right?
2) I can publish to Android + iOS, right?
3) I can make good games with the free version, right?
4) I can integrate GameCenter/ScoreLoop/OpenFeint and Facebook/Twitter/Google+, right?
5) A 13 year old could do this, right?
Also, I hear (if you are a serious developer) the $500 a year fee for the CoronaSDK is WAYYY worth it. Is this right?
So yeah, if I get money from some apps that I made I'd like to make iOS apps, and make money from that. Then if I get money from that I'll get a paid version of Corona and make more apps
Also, now I have questions about Google Play that I couldn't find the answer to!
I hear it's $25(or £17 for me(I'm from Ireland)) to publish an app to Google Play. Is this per-app or per-year or per-month or what? I know iOS is £100 a year, which is insane(unless you have the money). I own a Mac(I own several), so I can do iOS development No problem!
So yeah, thanks for reading. Please don't take a rage-fit at me if some questions here are stupid. I'm new to Mobile Game Development and really want to get my hands dirty! Thanks!