just for completeness, I also post here that AndEngine now also supports TiledMaps
The format I chose (better to say 'I was made aware of'
) is the TMX format. TMX is a XML based format, that is mainly human readable but still has very small file-sizes. The biggest plus of the TMX format is that it has a fully featured and easy to use cross-platform Map-Editor called "Tiled", which can be obtained for free here: http://www.mapeditor.org/
I also added an Example:http://code.google.com/p/andengineexamp ... ample.java
So don't forget to grab the latest andengine.jar
from the repository to get in touch with this cool stuff
I'm awaiting some awesome RPGs in the next weeks