Hello. I have been trying for a long time to get some wonderful ideas for a cell phone game but never could. If you have a really good idea that you want to happen please post it below. I am looking for something simple like Ballz or a one tap game. Thank you in advance!
Any Good Phone App Ideas?
Thanks for that response! I do see your point, making something in a genre that isn't flooded with games so it would get noticed. When I browse around the Google Play store I see good games that hardly get played because of so many other similar games. What engine would you suggest for this idea? I currently use unity but don't mind writing my own.
I more or less only use Game Maker, so I'm kinda biased here... it's not 100% optimal for RPGs, but it's very easy to build point-and-click interfaces with it since there's a WYSIWYG scene editor and several click events (which get translated to touchscreen events on mobile ports). It's also basically single-click cross-platform once you've set up developer accounts for the Play Store and the App Store (and so on) but I don't have a lot of experience with that at the moment.
You can currently (ends in 9 days from when I'm posting this) get GMS 1.x very cheaply on the Humble Bundle, so I'd recommend looking into that: https://www.humblebundle.com/gamemaker-rebundle
$1 gets you the PC license, and for $15 you get the mobile ports as well plus some other aux stuff like source code.
Getting the HB version also makes you eligible for the 40% GMS 2.x discount when you upgrade your 1.x license, so it's definitely a nice deal if you think it's interesting. 2.x still is basically in beta and not super-stable, so I'd stick around with 1.x for now and just keep an eye on when the upgrade discount will end.
If you DO get Game Maker, I recommend getting a GMC account as well so you can discuss stuff and find tutorials and learning resources easily: https://forum.yoyogames.com/index.php