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How to make Android games

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I have developed few android applications. I was wondering how would I develop android games with eclipse or android studio. I don't want to use any third party ide for development. I need native development.

posted Jul 28, 2016 by Vijay

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First of all, yes, it is possible to develop games native without any 3rd party libraries. However, libraries contain complex logic and functions which helps us build more complex games. If you are targeting to develop a small game, then developing native shouldn't be a problem.

So, to start you need to have a CustomView (an extension of android.view.SurfaceHolder)
Then override the onDraw events and draw your game. Over User inputs as well and update the onDraw parameters accordingly say move your character in x pixels in X axis as long as user holds down their touch on screen or something. The logic is yours to develop!

Hope this helps.

answer Aug 4, 2016 by Vinod Kumar K V
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