Sunday, February 26, 2012

2/26/12 – Sunday (Blog #57)

Good news guys, my phone was fixed! Actually, it was after I posted last night’s update, around 3 or 4 in the morning, when I fixed it. Sadly, there’s no update for my phone. On the plus side, I’ve manage to root the phone, which gives me super admin for my phone.

That really just lets my phone run a lot smoother and gets rid of the useless applications that get installed when you get the phone. It’s pretty cool, but there’s still the fact that I can’t play any of the new games for my Android, sadly.

For some reason, my friend had this awesome idea for a mobile phone game, and my friend and I are basically the programming geniuses in our school, so we got interested in making it. For some reason, it’s extremely hard, though.

First, our thought process was finding a game engine that works for cross platforms. We found a few, but it all required purchase. After a few hours of searching, we found some more that were cross platforms, but my friend and I decided that we wanted to code in C++, because we both prefer it compared to java. Sadly, we only found one or two that were free and in C++. One was called Marmalade, but for some reason we couldn’t install it without a license.

From frustration, we finally gave up on finding a C++ one, so we stumbled on a program called Papaya, which was written in java. Sadly, we both completely hate Java now, so we gave up on it. In the end, we both discovered that it’s pretty confusing for mobile apps to work.

I know there are a lot of you guys out there that code mobile games, so it’d be really awesome if you guys had any tips or programs that we could use. I was going to only work on Android games, but that didn’t work either. Anyways, that’s really all there is for the day, sorry guys. I’ll post my usual update tomorrow, so thanks for reading! Oh, and I have to finish reading The Stranger, oh well.



  1. Mother died today, or was it yesterday?

    L'etranger really is quite decent read. I'm just starting out programming myself. Don't expect myself to be a guru any time soon though.

  2. Glad you were able to get the phone fixed.

  3. It's something I've been meaning to learn as well

  4. You should try Unity3D. It's mostly in C# and Javascript.
    Otherwise you should just use the SDK that Android provides.

  5. Since I don't program I can't really give you any tips but I hope you will be able to finish the game.

  6. Don't code at all, I knew a bit at one point, but not any more.