Android / Google Play game not working

Hi there, hopefully someone can assist. I've just published my game to Google Play using the iPhone 5 portrait resolution (was told this would work for most Android devices). However when users download the game from the Google Play store, it switches to landscape mode, cuts the load screen in half and freezes. I published another Android app (not using Game Salad) only a few days ago and it published fine without issues. Is there something I'm missing?


  • jigglybeanjigglybean Member Posts: 1,584
    Ive made a ticket about the Android publishing issues. I suggest you do the same. ALL my recent apps exit on start up on google play, despite using the same apk file for Amazon, which was fine.

    Something is a foot.

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  • chotgor1chotgor1 Member Posts: 2
    is it fixed?

    i'm about to make decision to go pro or not..
  • vafurlogivafurlogi Member, PRO Posts: 203
    There are a lot of problems with Android publishing. Don't expect games to work the same on android as they do on IOS. Not even the high end devices.
  • BlackCloakGSBlackCloakGS Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO Posts: 2,250
    If you guys are finding bug on android with our engine please send in a support ticket so we can address the bugs.
  • ajsheahanajsheahan Member, PRO Posts: 30
    This is driving me crazy, having a similar issue. All my builds in GS and for iOS work great. I send my APK to my phone and it can't function properly at all.
  • jigglybeanjigglybean Member Posts: 1,584
    @ajsheahan - I think I found a work around - well, this worked for me. I noticed that any games that had music at the start of the app, would cause my games to exit on start.

    So, I created a new scene which was a 'loading screen' with my logo and the words 'Loading...' - now the app works and doesn't exit. It's very hit and miss because the same app worked on many Samsungs, didnt work on Sonys or some HTCs despite google play saying it worked on them.

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  • zoid66zoid66 Member, PRO Posts: 11
    anyone find a solution to the bug: My game is portrait but when it launches it goes to landscape and mess all up..
  • bitboysbitboys Member Posts: 6

    Hi guys and I apologize if my English is not as good as it should be.
    A few weeks ago I had this same problem as you and the solution is simple.
    Within each Gamesalad scene must press the "Scene" button and in the attributes inspector go to the last tab "Autorotate" Select only your game orientation, Portrait Upside Down, Landscape... Remember to do it in every scene of your game. Hope this helps. Greetings.

    Mijail (Bitboys)

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