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Android

pdiaz
pdiaz
16,073 Points

What do you use to make app games for android

Can you still use eclipse or android studio, or do you need some need software?

pdiaz
pdiaz
16,073 Points

Can you make games on eclipse or you need Unity?

You don't need unity to make a game unless its graphic intensive or you have the money. Unity Costs $1500 or $75 a month just to own or use. I suggest starting here : http://www.kilobolt.com/tutorials.html start with "Java + Android" section first If you already know basic java skip to unit 2 under "game development". It teaches how to code a game from scratch I just started doing it myself.

I suggest going through the "Android Development" Track first and learning how to make the Crystal Ball app if you have never done any development before. I have never done any development but going through the Android Development track has really helped a lot everything is starting to make more sense. The key to Success is not to give up no matter how hard or confusing it gets just press through and eventually light bulbs will go off.

You can use Eclipse to make games.

pdiaz
pdiaz
16,073 Points

Thanks for the help, and is it just me or is java very difficult. It appears web development is a lot easier cause I'm understanding it a lot more, but android development is cooler. I constantly have to be referencing my notes to create simple apps though, is there anyway for me to create apps by just recalling it from memory?

yeah web development is more basic. I actually had to go through the Crystal Ball Tutorial Twice before things started clicking. The main thing that Helped me Is Really breaking down what he says in the 1st few videos. Honestly all an Android App is Actions being preformed using code and once you break down what those actions look like its pretty simple.

I would just go really slow and take your time don't move onto the next video or lesson until you really grasp and understanding what they are teaching you and how the code works. I would often take a screenshot of the code take it into photoshop and write notes next to the method I was being taught. I always ask myself "What is this line of code trying to accomplish? What is its function and purpose" I don't move on until I know for sure.

I am still kind of a noob though and have just as Much to learn but this is what has helped me the most.

2 Answers

pdiaz
pdiaz
16,073 Points

I thought about that but was unsure if I had to know JavaScript. As of know, I only know the basics of that language.

Simon Sørensen
Simon Sørensen
17,304 Points

I'd recommend actually taking Javascript foundations. Then watching tutorials on YouTube, learning Unity.

pdiaz
pdiaz
16,073 Points

Okay, also I saw that you are 13 well I'm 15. How long did it take you to learn all this stuff?

Simon Sørensen
Simon Sørensen
17,304 Points

I started learning web development when I was 11, again, by watching YouTube videos. Then I learned visual basic. And I made some Minecraft mods in java. In early 2014 I signed up for Treehouse, and became pretty much epic.

pdiaz
pdiaz
16,073 Points

well would you go to make Minecraft mods?

Simon Sørensen
Simon Sørensen
17,304 Points

I'm learning Android (JAVA) at the moment. So, I think I could i make some pretty epic mods.

pdiaz
pdiaz
16,073 Points

I'm learning android too as of now, then web development.

Simon Sørensen
Simon Sørensen
17,304 Points

Android is tricky, but amazing. Good luck