Why is my game so large (41mb)

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Post » Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:34 pm

Why is my game so large. When i added it to the GooglePlay store if i uploaded just the arm.apk it was around 19mb and with the x86.apk
it came to around 41mb. But even with just the single arm.apk it should'nt be so large

Link to the game: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zikdotapps.tapit&hl=en_GB
If you type 'zikdot' inside GooglePlay store you'll find it. The games called 'tapit'

The game consists of 7 project sheets. The screen size is 1280 x 715 on all 7 sheets. The background images were made in illustrator
with dimesntions of 1280 x 715 and 72 DPi so the memory size of the images aren't large either.

when i look inside the project folders outside of the software through my desktop they dont seem to add up to more than 3mb so where is this size coming from???

Thank you
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Post » Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:48 pm

are you saying both combined are 41mb? or one is? if you mean both the player doesn't download both only the one best for their device.
I.e Arm processors download arm.apk. intel users x86
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Post » Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:54 pm

What license did you get, and what method of export did you use?
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Post » Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:19 pm

I built it in intel xdk using the crosswalk platform for android. initially i uploaded just the arm.apk to GooglePlay and downloaded it on my samsungS3 and the game was 19mb. Then after doing some updates to the game I uploaded the new APK's and decided to put both the arm.apk and x86.apk on GooglePlay. When i updated the game on my samsungS3 it was approx 41mb.
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Post » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:23 pm

are you saying download size or installed size? if installed size thats because once installed it is decompressed and also saves and other files add to it
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Post » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:25 pm

Installed size. But if you download the game you will see it's a very basic, simple game with little graphics. So i'm confused as to why it's so large. I've downloaded games much more complex than mine and they are only 10mb....

Link to the game: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zikdotapps.tapit
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Post » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:17 am

its because in crosswalk apps there is the chromium engine integrated which makes ~40MB installed without any game data, nothing you can do to change this (theres in fact a "crosswalk lite" which is half the size but not in intel XDK and it has some other flaws from what i heard)
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Post » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:47 am

Try android export (not crosswalk) in intel xdk. It will reduce the file size drastically but also there will be some performance loss.
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Post » Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:20 am

Thank you :)
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