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backr3ap    110
Hello everyone on gamedev! I'd like to know where and how to start developing for Android. And can anyone suggest me good Android game engines or frameworks? Can somebody tell me what game engines are big companies like Gameloft or EA using?

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JonBMN    738
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Below is a list of Android game engines, taken from: [url="https://www.xing.com/net/androids/android-game-engines-engines-list-553242/android-game-engines-engines-list-29951892/32732345/"]https://www.xing.com/net/androids/android-game-engines-engines-list-553242/android-game-engines-engines-list-29951892/32732345/[/url][/font][/color]
[b] 3D Android Game Engines[/b]
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• Untity3D 3.0 [url="http://unity3d.com/"]http://unity3d.com/[/url] (Early build)[/font][/color][color=#000000][font=Arial,]
• Airplay SDK 4.2 [url="http://www.airplaysdk.com/index.php"]http://www.airplaysdk.com/index.php[/url][/font][/color][color=#000000][font=Arial,]
• ShiVa3D (Beta Version) [url="http://www.stonetrip.com/mobile-publishing.html"]http://www.stonetrip.com/mobile-publishing.html[/url][/font][/color][color=#000000][font=Arial,]
• DX Studio [url="http://www.dxstudio.com/news.aspx?newsid=12fd905c-36d7-4823-"]http://www.dxstudio.com/news.aspx?newsid=12fd905c-36d7-4823-[/url]... (under development)[/font][/color][color=#000000][font=Arial,]
• Announced: Unreal Development Kit (Unreal Engine 3) [url="http://udk.com/"]http://udk.com/[/url][/font][/color][color=#000000][font=Arial,]
• Papaya [url="http://papayamobile.com/developer/engine"]http://papayamobile.com/developer/engine[/url][/font][/color]
[b] 2D Android Game Engines[/b]
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• Cuttlefish Engine [url="http://www.cuttlefishengine.com/"]http://www.cuttlefishengine.com/[/url] (under development)[/font][/color][color=#000000][font=Arial,]
• Rokon 2D Game Engine [url="http://rokonandroid.com/"]http://rokonandroid.com/[/url] (discontinued as of 2011-10-17)[/font][/color][color=#000000][font=Arial,]
• Corona Game Edition [url="http://anscamobile.com/corona/games/index.html"]http://anscamobile.com/corona/games/index.html[/url][/font][/color][color=#000000][font=Arial,]
• AndEngine [url="http://www.andengine.org/"]http://www.andengine.org/[/url][/font][/color][color=#000000][font=Arial,]
• candroidengine [url="http://code.google.com/p/candroidengine/"]http://code.google.com/p/candroidengine/[/url][/font][/color][color=#000000][font=Arial,]
• Google App Inventor [url="http://appinventor.googlelabs.com/about/"]http://appinventor.googlelabs.com/about/[/url][/font][/color][color=#000000][font=Arial,]
• Mages Engine (reported errors) [url="http://code.google.com/p/mages/"]http://code.google.com/p/mages/[/url][/font][/color]
[b] Web based Game Engines & Specials[/b]
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• Flash 10.1/Air [url="http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/air2/android/#examples"]http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/air2/android/#examples[/url] (needs >= Android 2.2)[/font][/color][color=#000000][font=Arial,]
• Aves Engine [url="http://www.dextrose.com/projekte/aves-engine/index.html"]http://www.dextrose.com/projekte/aves-engine/index.html[/url][/font][/color][color=#000000][font=Arial,]
• jMonkeyEngine [url="http://www.jmonkeyengine.com/"]http://www.jmonkeyengine.com/[/url][/font][/color]

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I do believe a company like EA uses a custom engine they create.[/font][/color]

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Acotoz    73
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Hello everyone on gamedev! I'd like to know where and how to start developing for Android. And can anyone suggest me good Android game engines or frameworks? Can somebody tell me what game engines are big companies like Gameloft or EA using?
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First things first man, learn Java, after doing that, you can choose from the list that other members provided.

Shouldn't be complicated, give it your best

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Epic Zombie    145
If you have any programming experience it shouldn't be difficult at all. When I started I had never coded in Java before, but I had experience in C++ and Pascal. Learning a new programming language is pretty easy when you already have some experience.

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