Introduction: How to Make an Android Mobile Game ?

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A game is structured form of play, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool.Playing games help us grow, think, and find solutions to problems.

So Today i am going to make a game for android mobile.

Note:This game will work with moblie phone having 5.5" screen and Android OS.

Step 1: Things You Will Need...

  1. A computer or laptop having android studio installed on it.
  2. A little knowledge of Java programming.
  3. Basic knowledge of Android studio.
  4. latest version of JDK (java development kit) and JRE installed on pc..

Step 2: Initial Setup......

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  1. open android studio.
  2. Click on new project.
  3. Now put application name "Pinball" and click next.
  4. Select minimum SDK and click next.
  5. Now click on blank activity and click Next.
  6. Now click on finish button.

Step 3:

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Now a window will open.Now you can see a directory/folder named "res" on top-left side.

Now copy all images of this step and put into res=>drawable folder in android studio.

Step 4:

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Open flie and delete highlight text on image.

Step 5:

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Now open Content_Main.xml and put 3 image view in mobile show in figure or you can download just given programme and copy into Content_Main.xml file.

If you are not able to download file than you can download from here Google Drive

Step 6:

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Now just make 4 more java classes according to shown in picture.which are named follow:

  1. About.
  2. Game.
  3. Hiscore.
  4. setting.

Now just copy given programme into correspondence file.


MainActivity.docx =>




Setting.docx =>

Note:If you are not able download files then you can download from here Google Drive

Step 7:

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Now we have to make xml files.

so goto res=> layout and right click and goto new => layout resource file.

repet same process and make 5 xml files named:

  1. about.
  2. game.
  3. hiscore.
  4. hiscore2.
  5. setting.

Step 8:

Now just download give files and copy & paste into appropriate xml file.







Note:if you are unable to download these file you can download from here

Step 9:

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Now make raw folder under res file as show in fig.

after making raw folder copy given mp3 file into it.

Note:if you are unable to download these file you can download from Google Drive

Step 10: Final Step

Now just connect phone to your PC and click on run application,this will install game into your mobile phone and enjoy it.

you can download given apk file.

if you have any query pls comment belw

Note:This game will work with android moblie phone having 5.5" screen.

If you liked it please don't forget to vote.


raheel78 (author)2016-03-25

Can I run this in the studio emulator before running on my mobile? I am seeing some issues in making the project which are related to finding the image files in drawable.

Error:Execution failed for task ':app:mergeDebugResources'.

>/Users/raheel/AndroidStudioProjects/Pinball/app/src/main/res/drawable/FOCOTDLIM0VQGUF.MEDIUM.jpg: Error: 'F' is not a valid file-based resource name character: File-based resource names must contain only lowercase a-z, 0-9, or underscore.

prayag nao (author)raheel782016-03-27

no you can't because emulator don't have gyroscope.

jez350 (author)prayag nao2016-07-31


How can we get this app to run on the emulator without using an Android device?


KrazyK4 (author)2016-03-25

Can you give us the finished APK file to see how its meant to be like?

prayag nao (author)KrazyK42016-03-27

i have already uploaded apk file

KrazyK4 (author)prayag nao2016-05-22

thanks it worked brilliantly.

prayag nao (author)KrazyK42016-03-27

i have already uploaded apk file

raheel78 (author)2016-03-25

Also, I have two images less than what you have shown on the screenshot. I have only one image for settings button, no image for play button. Seems image names and types (png or jpeg) is the issue in rendering xml resources, isn't it?

prayag nao (author)raheel782016-03-27

download all pictures and copy & paste then in drawable folder

dinesh19960 (author)2016-03-24

i have right clicked on the images ,clicked copy and pasted in drawable but nothing happenned

prayag nao (author)dinesh199602016-03-24

from where you are trying to copy,from website or from your computer after downloading ?

raheel78 (author)2016-03-23

Hi, I am unable to download the code files? Can you please check? Also, the steps for android file resource addition are not detailed, seems you have written this for someone expert at android!

prayag nao (author)raheel782016-03-23


now you can download files from google drive.

Jafhar12 (author)2016-03-21

You should used a game engine this would have been a lot easier for you

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