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Android Game Programming For Dummies by Derek James

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Chapter 2

Designing Your Game

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding mobile games

arrow Getting into the mind of your audience

arrow Designing user interfaces for games

You may already know what kind of games you want to make. Most of the time, game developers work on the kinds of games that they love to play. But not all genres and formats of games fit well on the mobile platform, while some are perfectly suitable for games on the go.

Even though the hardware and software for Android devices continues to get more sophisticated and powerful, bleeding-edge games that strain the limits of these devices’ memory and processing power may not be the best way to go. You need to keep in mind that most people won’t have the latest and greatest devices, and if you want to target a wide part of the market, your games will need to run on older devices.

remember.eps In a word, the short answer to the question of what kinds of games are best for mobile is: Short!

Deciding What Kind of Game to Make

Choosing the kind of game you want to make isn’t just a matter of deciding what type of game you like to play, or which type of game ...

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