Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY delivers a groundbreaking smartphone experience – the first all-in-one handset and game console. As a gaming device, the full-featured PlayStation® Certified Android™ smartphone boasts a 4” screen and superb stereo sound combined with real gaming control keys – directional pad, trigger buttons, PlayStation® buttons – fine-tuned for sturdiness and tactility.
Read on to get an overview of how to best develop games for Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY.
An accelerometer, eCompass, a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, and a powerful Adreno 205 graphics processor for rich, 3D graphics all help to ensure the perfect gaming experience. Play preloaded games, and choose from thousands of games on Android Market™. Additional features include a 5.1 megapixel front/rear camera, FWVGA screen with 854 x 480 pixel resolution, and scratch-resistant display.
To learn more about the Xperia™ PLAY, check out the links below:
- Read more about the Xperia PLAY in the Developer World news article.
- Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY white paper.
- Check out Xperia PLAY on the consumer website.
Take best advantage of Xperia™ PLAY controls in your games
Do you want to develop an app or game that runs on Xperia™ PLAY in an optimal way? We’ve created a few tutorials and articles to explain and guide you in how to best utilise the Xperia™ PLAY hardware as well as take advantage of optimising tools such as the Unity tool chain.
In the game pad article available below, you will get an overview of the hardware keys, along with a set of high-level gamepad recommendations and guidelines for game developers. With the touch pad tutorial, you will learn how to access the Xperia™ PLAY touch pad in your games. This tutorial also comes with some downloadable code samples that you can use in your developer environment. In the Unity tool chain article below, you will get some tips on optimising your games for Xperia™ PLAY using Unity’s tool chain.
Learn more from the articles, tutorials and downloads below:
- Learn more about how to utilise the Xperia PLAY game pad.
- Download a tutorial on how to access the Xperia PLAY touch pad.
- Download code examples on how to access the Xperia PLAY touch pad.
- Get tips on optimising your games for Xperia PLAY using Unity’s tool chain.
Get guidance and tips for building high quality Xperia™ PLAY games
Check out the Xperia™ game developer recommendations page listed below for guidance and tips on developing Android™ games for Xperia™ devices such as Xperia™ PLAY. Here you’ll find recommendations to keep in mind when developing Android™ games for Xperia™ smartphones. Following these recommendations will help ensure a consistent level of quality in the games you develop. The recommendations are supplemented by a series of Xperia™ game developer tips as well as articles, tutorials, and other resources that provide additional game development guidance. Each tip provides additional information for a specific recommendation, such as special considerations, examples, and links to relevant resources. Over time we will add new tips to the series.
In the article listed below, you’ll get tips on how to optimise your Xperia™ PLAY games through the Unity tool chain. Over time we’ll add articles, tutorials, and other resources that provide insights and recommendation for Xperia™ PLAY game developers.
Get game developer recommendation and tips at the following links:
- Check out our game developer recommendations.
- Get tips on optimising your Xperia™ PLAY games in this article on using Unity’s tool chain.
Level up your game offering with Adobe AIR® gamepad support for Xperia™ PLAY
Want an easy shortcut to accessing the Xperia™ PLAY gamepad when developing Adobe AIR®-based games? Just use our custom Adobe AIR® Native Extension (ANE) in your native programming environments to access the Xperia™ PLAY controls. The Sony Xperia™ Adobe AIR® ANE gives you access to the game events including dual touchpad events and game control buttons (game keys) events, and allows them to be used for AIR®-based games or content on an Xperia™ PLAY.
Download the Sony Xperia™ Adobe AIR ANE developer support files, which include documentation, the extension file, and a demo.
Get more information and support about Adobe AIR® below: