Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the user, part of Flash Professional CS5: Creating a Simple Game for Android Devices.
Before you actually start creating your game, you need to understand mobile phone…users, which is pretty much everybody these days. And as I go through each topic,…I want you to think about how you use your mobile phone, within the context you…use it--so what were you doing, say, before and what will you do after--…the environment you're using the phone, how you're interacting with the phone--…which would be the input method--…how you're holding the device--which is the orientation--and then other common…metaphors you're use to when dealing with mobile phones and devices.…
First off, the context. What are they doing?…Are they waiting in line for a lunch?…Are they, say for instance, kind of watching a commercial but also kind of…playing with their phone?…Think about how you use your phone and the context in which you use it, and…you need to create your game with this in mind. So you need to be prepared for…the game to get interrupted because the commercial is over with, or whatever the case may be,…
- Designing for mobile platforms
- Creating and optimizing game graphics
- Adding random movement and interactivity
- Moving players based on the accelerometer
- Using gestures
- Detecting collisions
- Implementing audio
- Adding scoring and levels
- Implementing a high score screen
- Publishing an app on both Mac and Windows
- Uploading to the Android Market
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Mobile
Understanding the user4m 2s
2. Mobile Game Setup
3. Basic Game Movement
4. Advanced Interactivity
6. Mobile-Specific Functionality
7. Optimizing for Mobile Devices
9. Uploading to the Android Market
Next steps1m 22s
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