Game On: Android Game Development Workshop

If you’re a developer interested in Android and HTML5 game development living in the Bay Area, we’d like to invite you to come to the free Android Game Dev Workshop scheduled for Saturday, October 5.

The goal of this workshop is to encourage and showcase innovative Android and HTML5 game development, inspire developer creativity, leverage new form factors, new Intel hardware, and establish new use cases for Android and HTML5 applications.

In addition to learning about Android game development, developers who demonstrate outstanding applications have the opportunity to be recognized and discovered by Intel. This could include marketing and promotional support from Intel to get your app to marketing, becoming an ambassador for Intel® Android and HTML5 and participating in industry events like GDC or IDF. Developers should bring their best HTML5 and Android work to this exciting event; whether it's still in progress or ready to demo, Intel wants to see it.

This workshop will feature multiple presenters, expert demos, and of course, a chance to see what your fellow Android and HTML5 developers are up to. Here’s a taste of what the sessions will be featuring:

APK on Intel Test Station: Test and Win!

Bring your APKs and test them on Intel powered Android devices and get a chance to win prizes. Three Intel devices will be available all for you to test existing Android apps compiled for either ARM or x86. By testing you enter our event prize raffle.  We've got some sweet hardware we're giving out so be sure to enter!

Introduction to Project Anarchy,  Joel Van Eenwyk, Field Application Engineer
In this session, Joel will walk through the features available in Project Anarchy that empower developers to make exciting, graphically rich games for mobile platforms. He will also discuss some of the common challenges in mobile game development and how the Havok toolset helps solve them using features like the asset management system, LUA scripting, remote input system, file serving, and so much more. Creating games can be hard, but with Project Anarchy it can be easy and fun!

Beacon Mountain v.05, tool suite for Android

Learn how to speed development of Android Apps for Devices Using ARM* and Intel® Atom™ Processors. Demo will review the Google and Android tools included in the Beacon which help you code, debug and optimize native apps targeting Android-based devices, including smartphones and tablets. The tools are compatible with Eclipse and support popular Android SDKs including the Android NDK.
Speaker: Intel Technical Marketing Engineer TBD

Designing a mobile game for success

Presented by Devin Becker, Design Lead at 5th Planet

What you can learn from successful mobile games? How can you apply those keys to your game design? Genre, theme, technology, control schemes, business model, core loop hooks are all key components of game design to consider.  In this workshop Devin will present his game design playbook and facilitate an interactive workshop to help you develop your own ideas. Without proper care devoted to game design you can't just think your magic dreams will all work out ;-)

One codebase, multiple platforms

Presented by Joseph Burchett, Build Master at 5th Planet

Learn how it's possible to use HTML5/JS to create games using one codebase and distribute to not only mobile but to a lot of the popular platforms currently available. He will run down all the different tools and resources you can use to get started and point out any road blocks you may encounter during development.

Breakout Workshop: Create a Simple Game with Project Anarchy

In this workshop, we will dive deeper into the Project Anarchy toolset and see how to create a simple game. We will cover various aspects of vForge in detail and how to use LUA for prototyping. Come prepared with your laptop so you can follow along!

Past great Intel-sponsored creative development events include the Intel Ultracode Meetup: Code and Tell, and two different Perceptual Computing Hacknights from Munich and San Francisco. All in all, it promises to be great night of demos and fellowship for Android developers. Will you be at this meetup? Share your thoughts in the comments below!





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