Open GL Error Fix for Windows 7 and XP

So you have been playing your favorite game (Angry Birds anyone ?) in your android or iOS mobile phone and now you decided to play it on your desktop only to get an error that reads something like: OpenGL 1.x/2.0/ renderer not supported or DirectX renderer not supported ? OpenGL (Open Graphics Library) and DirectX […]

Android: using XML to Persist Data

If you have a handful of data to be stored, using SharedPreferences to persist your data may not be very convenient. Android lets you store data as XML file and then read it back into your source.Using XML you can make up your own custom tags to store data in a file that is both […]

Android: Using Shared Preferences for Storing Data

The SharedPreferences API in Android Content(android.content.sharedpreferences) is the easiest and most convenient way to store simple data types like boolean, int and float as key-value pairs. The data that you store through this method is private to a given application and is not visible to other applications (even those that access the particular application’s storage). […]

Android: Getting the Development Environment Ready

If you are an existing Android developer and are comfortable with any section, please feel free to skim through it. Download and Install the following components in the order specified (Ignore things that you have already installed). 1. Java Development Kit(JDK) – latest version 2. Android SDK 3. Eclipse IDE for Java Developers 4. ADT […]

Top Free Android Game Frameworks

So like we said in the previous lesson, we would be building our game on top a game framework. A game framework refers to a library with built-in interface for handling lots of functionality that are common to the games development ecosystem. No matter what game you build, you are most likely to come across […]

Android Game Programming Tutorial

Today we start on a new tutorial series on Android Game Development. Style The tutorials will teach game programming for Android devices using many real examples. Motivation for the Course The current state of mobile game development has again made it possible for lone developers to churn out fun and highly profitable games working from […]

Distributing Android Games: Alternatives to Google Play

Google Play is the first and the largest market for distributing our Android games. But it’s definitely not the only place to distribute your game. Given the open source nature of Android, many device makers have already replaced google play with other emerging markets to monetize the segment. Given the fact that end users generally […]

iOS versus Android: a Game Developer’s Perspective

As it stands out today, the real action in game development is happening at two different camps – iOS and Android. Choosing between the two platforms is one of the most important business decision a game developer can make. So here’s a quick round up on the pros and cons of both these environments. Android […]

Blue Web Design PSD Free Giveaway

Free giveaway of the week- corporate style web design PSD in Blue. Author : Sangita Chaudhary License You are granted the use license which enables you to use this template FREE of charge. Because this is released under GPL, You can modify the theme in any way you like and even use it in commercial […]