I have a bunch of Humble Bundle Android games that I wanted to play on our house entertainment computer (hooked up to a projector!) Here is how I did it. This is also a guide if you want a really fast & performant Android emulator.
This may not be useful for gaming, actually, as many games wouldn’t run/install which might be “Intel Atom x86” CPU type (which is needed by accelerated emulator.) I have an Ouya, so I might end up just using that, even though I was trying avoid having to switch cables. For the games that did work, I didn’t bother installing a controller, but that would probably greatly improve overall experience.
android. Install “Android SDK Tools”, one of the Android packs (I did “Android 4.4.2”), and “Intel x86 Emulator Accelerator (HAXM)”
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=~/bin/android-sdk-macosx/tools/lib/ ~/bin/android-sdk-macosx/tools/emulator64-x86 -avd Nexus10
adb install ~/Downloads/HumbleBundle-1.6.2.apk
Here are the games I tried, that seemed to run full speed!
These had issues:
I have a generic disposable SSH keypair for working on projects on AWS. I like to not have to remember dumb details (especially when I’m drunk.)