Screen Sizes: Smartphone Vs Tablet / Android Vs Apple

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  1. Rodrigo Schneider

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    Hello!

    Unfortunately I only discovered Buildbox a few days ago. I wish I had known it years ago, but it's never too late to learn, right?

    I have two simple and quick questions:

    1- Creating a 2D project in Buildbox, will it fit for smartphones and tablets on Android and Apple platforms? I ask this because there are a large number of screen sizes on both platforms. My intention is to make a single game for all platforms and screens, but I don't know if that is possible.

    2- How should I proceed regarding the art / design (menu buttons and wallpaper) of my game to fit the largest number of screen sizes possible? Is there a minimum dimension I should choose to create a wallpaper in Photoshop, for example?

    So far, thank you very much!
     
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    Yes it will automatically adjust for screen size. In your UIs make sure to check "Stick to Edge"
     
  3. Rodrigo Schneider

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    Thanks for the answer. Wonderful to be so simple! What about the dimensions, do you advise me to make the backgrounds of the screens based on what size? I thought about doing it in the dimensions of the 12.9 "iPad. Is my logic correct or do you think I should make it even bigger? Thanks!
     
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    Honestly when I make backgrounds I don't even think about the size of it. Don't go too big or else you could fill an entire atlas. I think you should make it smaller and then scale it up in buildbox.
     
  5. Rodrigo Schneider

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    Thank you very much for the tip.

    I think I will follow your advice, because the educational game that I think of making, will have some menu, submenu, many buttons and lots of screens (mini puzzles). I think that if I don't take it easy with the size of the graphics, the game may be a little slow to load the menus on some devices.
     
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