Well, developing games for a mobile device has always been at the top of the wish list for many mobile application developers. Mobile game development is totally different compared to developing any traditional mobile applications as it requires one to have crystal clear coding fundamentals to fulfill various aspects of mobile game at different stages of development.
While developing a mobile game is quite thrilling experience for mobile game developers, at the same time it becomes very difficult for developers to code the game, specifically for the newbie mobile game developers.
Many beginner game developers often have lack of knowledge regarding mobile game development, which makes it more difficult for them to develop or create an amusing and thrilling game for mobile devices. However, some basic guidelines provided below will definitely help a newbie or beginner game developers to develop more powerful and interactive mobile games.
1) Make sure you know what type of game you want to develop.
Before you start developing a mobile game, it is very crucial that you have an idea about what type of game you are going to develop. There are plenty of choices you have like action games, puzzle games, arcade games etc. So, just decide which type of game you want to develop and choose the target audience.
Just remember, you will be able to find resources or code to develop a game only when you know what type of game you are going to develop. So, choose from the available category and start finding resources.
2) Select the programming or development platform.
Once you have decided what type of game you are developing, now you have to choose the programming language or development platform for your first mobile game development venture. You can either choose iOS, Windows, J2ME or any other platform to develop the game.
No matter what kind of programming language or platform you choose, make sure you get familiar with it. Try to understand the language or platform, its functionalities and mobile devices supported by it. Moreover, get familiar with the APIs offered by the chosen language.
3) Get familiar with the mobile device for which you are going to develop a game.
The next thing you have to do is to get familiar with the mobile device for which you are going to develop the mobile game. Make sure you go through the features offered by the device and understand its specifications like processor type, speed, screen resolution, image format it supports, audio & video support etc.
4) Pay enough attention on game designing.
Designing UI for the game is very crucial and thus, it is very essential for you to pay more attention on game designing. Plan out the game design and start designing the architecture for the game engine class. Take reference from various online game forums and blogs.
5) Sharpen the saw.
“Practice makes a man perfect” and the same is applicable to the mobile game development, so keep practicing and sharpen your game programming skills.
Well, that was all from my end. Make sure you follow all the guidelines discussed above in order to develop more powerful and interactive mobile game.