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

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

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:

Maybe buy this book:

and look at the development process/source for this game:

by anonymous   2019-07-21

I'l recomend you read

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

And book link

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:


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:

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.