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re-dev the first video game pong with SurfaceView and gameloop

Ping pong game

Pong game (prototype) In this article, we recreate the two-player game Pong – the first arcade video game 1972 – for Android using Kotlin. We will implement the game SurfaceView, game loop design pattern, and code optimization for better performance. Game loop Game loop is a common design pattern in game development. It is already integrated into different game engines. Nevertheless...

Touch me if you can (V.0.1)- Hero vs monsters game

Hero vs Monster

Hero VS Monsters This is a (very) simple JAVA implementation of the game “hero vs monsters” as part of the year 1 BSE lab. The implementation is mainly for demonstrating the custom view and touch event. Video tutorial is at the end of the article. The UI it will be a very simple UI with only one view (game view) that extends Android View. In the scene, a hero is trying to kill...

A really Cool data visualization: 3d globe in 2d space


While generating data in 3d space for manifold learning, I went across a problem of distributing points evenly on a sphere. It is a non-trivial problem but found a good enough solution for such placement. Interestingly, it ends up with a really cool animation effect when I decided to implement it on a mobile app. Figure 1: First animation effect: Rotation The algorithm There are two qualitatively...

Ping the pong redev video tutorial

Ping pong game

Following up the article “RE-DEV THE FIRST VIDEO GAME PONG WITH SURFACEVIEW AND GAMELOOP”, here is the video tutorial for another version of the Ping game. What is new? Improve the GUIBetter collision handling Challenges The source code for the project is not fully provided but you can always get the code from the video. So want to release your first game on Play/App Store? Watch the...

Game Frame rate and character animations (part 2)

In part 1, we covered the principle of game frame rate and a useful game programming pattern for performance. This part shows the detailed implementation of a game scene with hundreds of moving characters using Android Studio and Kotlin. Image asset This game uses a free image from wild-refuge.net. Xmas girl 3 (URL) You can download any similar image (4 x 4 frames) and place it in the...

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