Are you trying to develop a game by yourself or with a small group of people but don’t have the $1500-3000 for that sweet commercial developer kit you’ve been wanting. Well there are some alternatives and one is the newly released Corona Game Edition SDK by Ansca Mobile which offers cross-platform game development including for Android.
Tag: android game development
Well it seems that the Unreal Engine by Epic is all but officially confirmed to be coming to Android. Ever since GDC 2010 when it was mentioned that support for the iPhone (now iOS in general) was coming to the UDK (Unreal Developers Kit), eventual Android support was left in the air for all to speculate on as no official word at GDC 2010 was ever mention.
Is a Game Center type of feature coming to Android soon? It is a possibility and to understand exactly where this is coming from one has to look at both the recent purchases by Google dealing with social gaming as well the new App Inventor that is currently in beta. I just got accepted into the App Inventor beta and while looking around I stumbled onto an interesting feature.
Unity3D recently announced that pre-sales are going on for their Android version of their great 3D engine. Game developers who are still on the border as to whether or not they want to make the jump to Android or, if you already are developing for Android making the jump to Unity 3D, have a little more incentive now. Unity3D will give the first 500 Unity Pro for Android pre-sale orders a free Nexus One.
It seems Google is still pushing forward to show their commitment to games and gaming on Android. First it was hiring a Game Developer Advocate for Android, then the purchase of LabPixies and now it is a job posting for a Product Management Leader For Games. This job is for a Google position and not completely dedicated to Android, although I’m sure it’ll be a large part of the job.
I noticed a tweet this morning talking about a new game development framework for Android called libgdx developed by Badlogic Games. This new framework is great for both new game developers as well as advanced users and allows for rapid prototyping on your desktop PC/MAC while guaranteeing to have the same behaviour on your Android device.