Things James Needs To Package Your OHRRPGCE game For Android For You

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Eventually I want to automate the process of creating an android package of an OHRRPGCE game, but for now I can build packages for you. Here is a list of the things I will need:

  • Your RPG file.
  • Icon images. The Android icon should be a 256x256 png image. Icons usually have round corners, but that is just a convention, not a rule. You can also provide an OUYA Icon, which should be 732x412
  • Optional D-pad and button images. They should be .png format. If you don't give me any, I'll use the defaults. They should be square, and should not be any bigger than 256x256. You can use Alpha-transparency in these, but even if you don't they will be drawn slightly transparent. Name the files:
    • dpad.png
    • button0.png
    • button0down.png
    • button1.png
    • button1down.png
  • What should the package name be? Package names are normally based on a backwards domain name, like: com.domainname.gamename, so if you have your own domain we can use com.yourdomain.yourgamename but if not, we can also use com.ohrrpgce.yourgamename
  • Your information for the signing certificate (all of these are optional. You can make stuff up or leave some of them blank if you don't want to use your real location)
  • What is your first and last name? (Does not need to be your real name)
  • What is the name of your organizational unit? (Optional, I think this means department. I usually leave it blank)
  • What is the name of your organization? (Optional)
  • What is the name of your City or Locality? (Optional)
  • What is the name of your State or Province? (Optional)
  • What is your two-letter country code? (Optional)
  • A password for your signing certificate (Since I will need to know this, don't use a password that you use for anything else important)

Getting the Files and Info To Me[edit]

You can e-mail me at Bob (nospam) @ (nospam) HamsterRepublic.com, or send me a message on the Forums or find me in IRC. If we haven't talked about it already, you should give me a heads-up first, rather than just sending me files out of the blue :)

Example Button Images[edit]

Here are some example images for the virtual gamepad images, but you can make better ones yourself if you want

Dpad.png

Button0.png Button0down.png

Button1.png Button1down.png

File Size[edit]

Google Play has an annoying and frustrating arbitrary limit of 50 megabytes for an apk. There are ways around it, but they are all a pain. Hopefully your .rpg file is smaller than about 45 megabytes, otherwise creating the apk becomes a lot more work.

See Also[edit]