Software requirements

To start our journey into game development for Android, we will need certain software installed on your computer. We will use the latest version of Android Studio, as of this writing, to get started. This chapter will guide you through the installation process.

Before you start your installation, make sure that your computer meets the following system requirements:

  • Windows:
    • Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/10
    • 3 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended; plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator
    • 2 GB of available disk space minimum, 4 GB recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
    • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
    • For accelerated emulator, 64-bit operating system and Intel® processor with support for ...

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