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Five Latest Blog Tutorials

We regularly post new tutorials on our blog. Go to the full tutorial list here.

ShiVa Multitouch explained


Ever since the iPhone revolutionized the smartphone world, multitouch has been a staple technology that allows users to interface with their mobile devices through simple taps and swiping gestures. Multitouch support has also been a part of ShiVa ever since version 1.6 many, many years ago. However, the behaviour of the touch handlers might surprise you if you have only ever worked with mouse pointers before.Read more ...

Building Plugins for all Processor Architectures


In today's multiplatform world, developers must not only adapt their games for different operating systems, NDKs, App Store rules and input methods, but also account for major technical differences between the platforms.Read more ...

Beyond 50 MB on Google Play


According to Google's rules, the APK file of an Android app must not be bigger than 50 MB. Sometimes, that is just not enough. In this tutorial, you will learn how to make your big applications fit for the Google Play store by creating additional packages and caching them dynamically with ShiVa!Read more ...

ShiVa HTML5: JavaScript Interaction


With the latest ShiVa 2.0 beta 2, you can take advantage of our greatly improved HTML5/WebGL engine, which now sports IE11 and gamepad support, better performance, and canvas resizing among other enhancements. The feature we want to talk about in this tutorial is the new JavaScript (JS) bridge that allows your ShiVa games to communicate with the sites they are embedded on.Read more ...

ShiVa Server: Basics


Installation and Setup

This paragraph covers the installation of the ShiVa Server for Linux, since this is the operating system most of you will encounter in the remote server world. Read more ...