I'm trying hard to optimize my (goddamn) game, as it's running at sluggish 20 fps on phones. I know Scirra's policy is "measure it yourself" so that's what I'm trying to do, but I find it (boring and fustrating as fu--) difficult for a number of reasons. No, only one reason actually: ignorance. Mine.
So I open the debugger, and there I'm basically looking (Watching) at:
Est. CPU utilisation,
Collision checks per sec,
Poly check per sec.
I also have me a big tileset, of which I'm overseeing the Draw and Collision rects... and then the global CPU performance on the Profile Tab, to see if any loop has gone wild.
Obvious question: is there anything else I should be keeping an eye on?
(Not like I'm like, blind to anything else, but yknow).
Also. I feel like I lack references, beyond the 60 fps. I'm aware my question here might just miss some abstract technical element at its base that make it unanswerable or something (i really know but very little about devices), but i'm gonna try anyway: is there any reference values I can hang to for things as... well, as those listed above-- CPU, collisions, polygons? Which range of values are mobile-safe for polygon checks, for example?
I guess (and it's a guess) that those values may depend heavily on the machine you are working on... so lets say for your average, win10 good ol laptop? -- just like mine? ;P
Thank u guys