Beginning Android Games

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Author: Mario Zechner
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by anonymous   2019-07-21

If you dont know much about making a game the read this book

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1430230428/?tag=stackoverfl08-20

It will teach you EVERYTHING you should need to know to do what you want. It also sets up OpenGL ES for you so your app will be nice and smooth

I really would suggest OpenGL, using the Canvas class will not only be slower but it is going to be limited as well

by anonymous   2019-07-21

If you are interested in android games(2d), I recommend this book http://www.amazon.com/dp/1430230428/

by anonymous   2019-07-21

I have an app which shows two activities at the same time;

I'm not sure what you mean by this because Android only allows 1 activity to run a time. When you start Activity B from Activity A, A gets paused.

My Question:

Usual Activity B is faster than Activity A because A is not focused, just showing

Some devices (Galaxy S2 that I know) Activity B is slower than Activity A

Again I'm not sure what this means, but as it looks like you're making a game I'd suggest you read this blogpost: http://www.rbgrn.net/content/54-getting-started-android-game-development

Maybe buy this book: http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Android-Games-Mario-Zechner/dp/1430230428/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1304580271&sr=8-1

and look at the development process/source for this game: http://www.rbgrn.net/content/215-light-racer-3d-development-journal

by anonymous   2019-07-21

I'l recomend you read https://code.google.com/p/beginning-android-games/

Very helpfull for 2D game development and 3D games.

And book link http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Android-Games-Mario-Zechner/dp/1430230428/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1299265138&sr=8-1

by anonymous   2017-08-20

Getting started with OpenGL... in Android

Pro Android Games

Beginning Android Games

Also check Related Links regarding to your question, which are bottom right of your question.

by anonymous   2017-08-20

You can start using the official resources:

  • https://developer.android.com/training/index.html

2 Great books from Pragmatic Bookshelf:

  • Hello, Android 4th Edition
  • Rapid Android Development

Other Books:

Google should be your best friend.

by anonymous   2017-08-20

Without a doubt the best answer to this question is:

Buy and read this book: http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Android-Games-Mario-Zechner/dp/1430230428

It was written by the author of LibGDX which is one of the most popular android game engines. The book teaches you everything you need to know to build a complete game.