The idea — in game for smartphone do not use the touch screen, and remap hardware buttons?

Often in games do Android control via drag-and-drop game character with your finger.
it's uncomfortable and your finger obscures the screen.

You can instead do a virtual joystick/buttons.
but the right joystick should lie outside the field of play in order not to obscure. and in this case we lose the area of the field.
and still not very convenient.

The best option seems to me not to use the touchscreen at all, but to use the hardware buttons.
So, take the smartphone landscape and see:
on the one hand:
  • the volume rocker is Left-Right
  • the power button is Ctrl-1

on the other hand:
  • the menu button is Up (or Down, depending on screen rotation)
  • the back button is in the Down (or Up)
  • the home button is Ctrl-2

Well, if we need in the game to adjust the volume or simply to leave this world of ergonomics - open virtual Menu button-games in the corner of the screen, the game is on pause, the screen dims, open Dialog with the menu and now all the buttons work as normal.

Important note:
tablets I don't use at all.
it is likely, for 10-inch shovel it will be complete nonsense, so do not rule out on your tablet in no case do not make this the default option.
but the gameplay will be much nicer on your smartphone
June 14th 19 at 18:50
3 answers
June 14th 19 at 18:52
It does not matter. It's wet fantasy. Want to - do.
By the way, as soon as the smarta will not have hardware buttons and other back - missed the boat.
June 14th 19 at 18:54
Bad idea. For example LG G3 volume rocker on the back. Somewhere they side. Not very convenient in my opinion.
back - where is it? under the camera? imagine that my smartphone so. well, that quietly push them back with your finger, i.e. the middle.

on the side - so they are all on the side)) I wanted to say - from the same side as the power button (like on the lumia)? still useful, if only not to run to the right\left and shoot (with power button) simultaneously.

that's the thing that 99% of smartphones designed to and volume rocker and power button can be pressed with the same hand.
similarly, with the bottom 3 buttons.
we have two hands - one works with those buttons, the other with these - all right. - paxton4 commented on June 14th 19 at 18:57
the first thing that came to mind - and the buttons won't pop off in a month games?) - Hobart.Lebsack commented on June 14th 19 at 19:00
also by the way I thought about it. - Nathan_Gaylord commented on June 14th 19 at 19:03
June 14th 19 at 18:56
I think invent the wheel. Full game joysticks for phones already full on sale

Why is your idea better?

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