Amazon Fire TV Games

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Post » Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:46 pm

Amazon Fire TV has just been announced with game support. I wanted to start a discussion about Construct 2 possibilities and integration. Do you think it will be possible to get Construct 2 games on it?

Fire TV: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CX5P8FC/ref=tsm_1_tw_s_kin_n3er02
Game dev info: https://developer.amazon.com/appsandservices/solutions/devices/fire-tv
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Post » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:32 pm

Amazon posted the following information for Fire TV devs.

https://developer.amazon.com/public/com ... on-Fire-TV
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Post » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:29 pm

It's most likely too early to tell, but would exporting to Amazon App Store support the Fire TV device? GamePad support? I plan on ordering one soon but thought we could maybe start a conversation on it now.

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Post » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:33 pm

Three Steps to Get Your Android App on Amazon Fire TV

Because you can use the Android code you’ve already written, getting started is easy.

Here are three steps you take to make your game or app available on Fire TV:

Make sure your app looks good on an HDTV and is optimized for the living room setting, where the user is typically 10 feet away from the screen
Check to see if the Amazon controller defaults work with you app, or add some code so that it does work with the Amazon Fire TV remote and game controllers
Submit (or re-submit) your app in the Developer Portal

Once submitted and approved, depending on your app’s compatibility, a user may be able to purchase your app on Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire, the Amazon Appstore website, or on the Amazon Appstore of other compatible devices. This means that if your app is available for Kindle Fire devices, Android phones, and Amazon Fire TV, your user will be able to purchase your app once on any of those devices and use it across any of the other compatible devices. Not only does this expose your app to new users, it also makes your app available on more screens so it can be in front of your existing customers more often.


Apparently amazon appstore submitted android games can land on Fire TV.
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Post » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:53 pm

Merged the topics.

Looks cool, I'm interested in that second screen functionality too. I also like how apparently it can use other controllers that people already have.

I guess we'd need to find out if crosswalk could support the APIs for it.
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Post » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:17 am

From what I can tell, it's no different than publishing for Kindle.

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Post » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:19 am

...except the weird remote control...
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Post » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:51 am

Its not here in the UK yet.
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Post » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:30 pm

Beaverlicious wrote:...except the weird remote control...


I think most of the "games" require you purchase the game controller for $40.

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Post » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:22 pm

Nutzaboutpoker wrote:From what I can tell, it's no different than publishing for Kindle.

-Mike


I think it's going to be a similar apk compiling and publishing process but we need to be able to access the API for controllers too, like Arima said
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