Android Game Development Help - dummies

By Derek James

Part of Android Game Programming For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Developing an Android game is a complex process, but there’s plenty of experience to guide you. Online and personal resources can make the process a journey of discovery, not dead ends:

  • Stuck with a technical question about how to accomplish a particular task or deal with a bug? Try posting the question at or on the Android Developer Google Group.

  • Samples of games and other apps are included in the Android SDK in the directory where you installed the SDK (/android/samples/<sdk-version>).

  • Test on as many devices as you can! The emulator is a decent tool, but don’t rely on it to provide the same game experience as a hardware device.

  • Get feedback from friends, families, and other beta testers. They can be your most valuable resources in game development.