Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Designing a Mobile Device Video Game

By Betsy Zikakis Subscribe to RSS | April 23rd 2012 | Views:
loading
 
  



Getting together a team to design a game for a mobile phone platform can be difficult, but figuring out what software to use can ultimately be even more challenging. Most people prefer to use different things for development based on their previous experience and expertise. Luckily, deciding on a suite of software is rather easy if the development team is split up into sections with a leader of each.

The game engine itself is the best piece to figure out first since the availability of other programs surrounding it could be limited. The most popular platform available right now is the Unity 3D engine; its popularity is due to its highly advanced capabilities and ease of use. The engine’s core design philosophy is to make it extremely simple to compile and run the game on many different platforms with little to no rewriting involved. Android engines like AndEngine and Papaya Mobile, for example, are great to design games for Android, but if a game gets popular, converting it to the iPhone is an extremely difficult process that takes a lot of time. Unity 3D makes its money by selling licenses, but sometimes these can be found for cheap or for free if a little research is done beforehand.

Modeling is another very complex piece, and the software should generally be left up to the modeler for the game. People looking to learn software for the first time have a unique advantage, and there are some good modeling programs to start out with. Blender is a great free open source program that makes modeling and animation easy, and the free nature also means there is a huge wealth of tutorials on the Internet for it. Professional applications are also good for many things because they are usually polished and often updated with new tools for the modeler and animator to use.

Sound design is another important part, but the availability of software is so large that it is difficult to make a clear determination. Usually, the sound producer will need experience, and they should have a suite of their own to use already. It could be as simple as a DAW and an interface, or as complex as a full electronic music suite to make all the special sound effects.

Finally, beta testing is important, and even though it is not software, many people utilize TouchTest™ Technology mobile application testing software to ensure it works over a wide variety of devices. More testing should be done if the game requires a server, and a SOASTA load testing software can serve this purpose well. In-house testing also has to be done thoroughly to make sure nothing crazy happens, and the character falling through the floor or some other strange bug is precluded.

Betsy Zikakis - About Author:
SOASTA, cloud testing pioneer, provides the industry's leading mobile application testing software service used by organizations to optimize the performance, scalability and reliability of their websites and web applications. SOASTA CloudTest leverages the resources of the Cloud load testing software and performance testing. CloudTest accurately simulates traffic hitting a website or application from outside or inside the firewall, testing both lab and production environments. CloudTest Analytics combines key performance metrics with monitored system data for identifying issues while a test is running.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/software-articles/designing-a-mobile-device-video-game.htm

Related Software Articles Subscribe to RSS

Features that make Small business accounting software user-friendly
Published by Antony Wilmer on December 5th 2011 | Software
Scalability and customization of the small business accounting software package should be studied be...
 
Best Ecommerce software solutions
Published by Paul on February 15th 2012 | Software
Ecommerce software solutions include Zen Car, OS Commerce and Magento, among others. These softwares...
 
Library software and library management software
Published by Julia Roger on March 23rd 2012 | Computer
Library software and library management software is an excellent way to categories all of your libra...
 
What can you expect out of recycling software
Published by Angel on July 2nd 2012 | Software
Recyclers are keen to extract the power of recycling software to register good results in their busi...
 
Get the best insurance software developed by a leading software development Company
Published by Paul on December 6th 2011 | Software
Insurance Software Services is one of the best software company involved in the development of insur...
 
Amortization software - Essential Tool for Every Business
Published by Andrew Johnson on June 11th 2012 | Software
Amortization software is an essential tool. You may have heard the word amortization, if you own a b...
 
Tips and benefits of software off shoring
Published by Top Articles on November 28th 2011 | Software
In this article, the main point is highlighted as Offshore Software Development Company, how these c...
 
Protect your computer with reliable effective antivirus software
Published by Alexs on February 15th 2012 | Software
Computer security is essential for the prevention and detection of any unauthorized use of your comp...
 
An open source software testing- Selenium automated testing
Published by Roger Lopez on February 24th 2012 | Software
In this article, there is a brief description on selenium automated testing. In addition to this var...
 
To select the finest warehouse software then just choose Vision Software
Published by James Blee on August 24th 2012 | Software
Here at Vision Software Solutions we have provided both blue chip and SME’s with warehouse softwar...
 
Tips to get free DVD player software for Windows
Published by Desiree on December 24th 2011 | Software
Films in the DVD quality are excellent. So watching out DVD of films could be a large pleasure on so...
 
Sap testing strategies for sap support packs installation
Published by Tony Smith on January 2nd 2012 | Software
Perform sap testing before applying for sap support packs installation...
 
Why having SaaS software a better choice for your business
Published by Coles Gold on February 2nd 2012 | Software
You can still find a number of businesses still going with the same old story as they are not aware ...
 
To select the finest warehouse software then just choose Vision Software
Published by James Blee on August 24th 2012 | Software
Here at Vision Software Solutions we have provided both blue chip and SME’s with warehouse softwar...
 
Kaspersky Antivirus – fast, safer and affordable antivirus software
Published by Paul Smith on May 16th 2012 | Software
The Kaspersky is a global anti-virus software company, which has been attracting customers for its p...
 
Importance of a software development company in website building
Published by Jon on December 20th 2011 | Software
Whenever you go to expand your business over the web, your website would be the best recommended way...
 
Schedule company resources from anywhere through efficient scheduling software
Published by David Hog on July 23rd 2012 | Software
A company’s future depends on the decisions it takes. Decisions that involves saving time and mone...
 
Offshore software Development is the New Normal!
Published by Elan Technologies on December 2nd 2011 | Software
Offshore software development primarily referred to cheap labor and involved maintenance work predom...
 
Rip/copy/backup DVD movies to PC using most reliable DVD copy software
Published by Desiree on December 21st 2011 | Software
How to backup DVD movies to PC? How to rip DVD to hard drive? How to copy DVD movies to computer? Ho...
 
HRcomparison intuitive payroll software
Published by James Blee on August 6th 2012 | Software
HRcomparison are a company who pride themselves on their ability to provide business with the soluti...