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what basic knowledge required to start with android gaming besides android app development?

 
Ruturaj Vaidya
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I basically started with Android app development but android gaming makes me fancy of those superb UI's and animations when i get hands on some of them like popular Angry Birds or NFS Shift. What basically comes in question is how to develop those beautiful and superbly sliding and animating UI's?
 
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You roll your own UI library. None of the games you mentioned use the native Android UIs. They have a single Activity with a SurfaceView capable of rendering via OpenGL ES and that's all the Android APIs they use (plus or minus some APIs for file/networking access). The UIs are then drawn via OpenGL ES, animation and other fancy effects are created manually.
 
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thanks a tone Mario Zechner! i am looking foreword to some more help from you! where can i catch you later?
 
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Given that I do all this in my sparetime i do not offer personal support, i hope you understand. I however try my best to answer general questions on our forums. If you have any general game development related questions you can catch a couple of knowledgeable developers (and myself) over at http://www.badlogicgames.com/forum.
 
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thanks a ton for this support, I'll definitely will catch you there! thanks a lot once again!
 
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