Android Game Development - A Challenge for Serious Android Professionalsby Henry Atwell Android App Developer
If you do a bit of research on
Google play, you might be able to discover that out of 25 grossing applications
for Android phones and tablets, 23 are games. So, it really makes sense to
consider Android game development as your next strategic move.
However, you need to understand that the world of gaming can be daunting even for an experienced software engineer. However, it’s not that coding a game is more difficult than coding other types of applications. However, it’s just different. Android game development can be full of its own vocabulary and techniques such as frame rates, world co-ordinates, and pixel-perfect collisions.
Nevertheless, Android game development affords a great opportunity to translate your game development hobby into a full time profession. As an Android game developer, you can come out with the best ideas and create an exquisite and unique game. Today, game developers have a choice of either 2D or 3D, and either single player or multiplayer mode. The Google Android also offers an advanced application framework, and media support for common audio, video, as well as still image formats.
In the present scenario, Android presents a unique situation. There is a lack of standardization as well as the OS is not licensed to a single mobile phone making company. Therefore, while one phone may have a QWERTY keyboard with no GPS, the other might have a complete feature set including GPS and HD video.
Android game development presents another dimension as well. When the game can finally be released to the public, the developers can place them in numerous market places. Unlike iOS, which has only the apple store for its launch, Android games can go beyond their basic market place. Hence, game development is not just technical issues, but also involves strategy and marketing.
Yet another reason why you should opt for the Android platform for game development is because of its massive reach amongst the mobile population. Most people when they are bored or tired reach for their mobile phones to play a game and spend a few minutes to refresh themselves. This is what Android game developers should look out for while developing Android games.
Further, Android games development is also popular because of the massive support that Android users receive in the form of the Android community. There is a massive Android games community out there that provides you continuous support for your Android related problems.
Since the Android OS is based on Linux, there are less chances of the app crashing. In other words, the Android set up offers a stronger platform with higher stability. Also, with many options available for launching your apps on various apps stores across the web, the chances of higher sales are multiplied.
Once the Android application is developed, it can be sold on many apps stores in the Internet, or through third parties. Hence, revenue realization is better and offers greater flexibility. For this reason, it is just the right time to go for Android game development. It’s a real challenge for serious Android professionals!
Created on Aug 5th 2014 07:37. Viewed 485 times.