Test on Mobile

Before you begin testing your games on your mobile devices you’ll first need to set them up by following the instructions down below.

  • IMPORTANT: Make sure you Optimize Resources before testing your game, otherwise your game will not run!
  • Please also note: Due to licensing issues, MIDI and MP3 music is only supported on Windows.

*MIDI and MP3 files can be converted to OGG using the conversion tool built in 001 Game Creator. This can be accessed by right clicking the waveform and then clicking the Effects option.

001 Game Creator Android App

To test your game using the 001 Game Creator Android app, you’ll need to do the following:

  1. Connect your Android device to your computer.
  2. Navigate to the 001 Game Creator program directory (by default this is: C:\Program Files (x86)\001 Game Creator\Map or steamapps\common\001 Game Creator\Map if you’re using the Steam version).
  3. Copy the “Engine001.apk” file to your Android device. Once copied over, install the APK file and launch the application.
  4. Make a note of your device’s IP address in the top-right of the 001 Game Creator Android app.
  5. From within the Testing Options window, click on the ‘Add’ button in the Mobile Devices section and input your device’s IP address.
  6. Tick the ‘Test on Mobile Devices’ checkbox and then test your game. Your game’s data will be sent over to your Android device and automatically open once the transfer is complete.

Once a game has been transferred over to your Android device, it can be opened at a later date without needing to open the 001 Game Creator editor. You can also manage your projects directly within the 001 Game Creator Android app, if you wish to remove builds from your Android device. Devices must be running Android version 5.0 or higher to execute properly.

Building An APK File

You can also test your mobile game by building an APK file and then installing this to your Android device. To learn how to build an APK file (and the requirements you’ll need to do this) please see our Build Game page. Once you’ve successfully built an APK file, you can install it by doing the following:

  1. Connect your Android device to your computer.
  2. Right-click your built APK file, select Send to and then select your Android device from the list.
  3. Open the Google Files app (you can download it for free from the Google Play store if it isn’t already pre-installed on your device)
  4. Select ‘Apps’ from the list, and then select the ‘App Install Files (APKs)’ tab at the top.
  5. Select your APK file from the list and press ‘Install’ to begin installation (you may be asked to allow access during installation, simply press ‘Allow’ when prompted)