iOS Game Development Cookbook

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Want to build games with iOS technologies? This cookbook provides detailed recipes for a wide range of common iOS game-development issues, ranging from 2D and 3D math to Game Center integration, and OpenGL to performance. If you?re familiar with iOS and Objective-C, this is the problem-solving guide you want.

Rather than focus on specific game engines for iOS, such as Cocos2D or the Corona SDK, the recipes in this cookbook strictly deal with baked-in iOS technologies. You?ll ...

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Overview

Want to build games with iOS technologies? This cookbook provides detailed recipes for a wide range of common iOS game-development issues, ranging from 2D and 3D math to Game Center integration, and OpenGL to performance. If you’re familiar with iOS and Objective-C, this is the problem-solving guide you want.

Rather than focus on specific game engines for iOS, such as Cocos2D or the Corona SDK, the recipes in this cookbook strictly deal with baked-in iOS technologies. You’ll learn solutions for everything from tile-matching games to racing, with working code that you can use right away.

  • Lay out the structure of your game
  • Build and customize menus with UIKit
  • Detect and respond to user input
  • Use advanced techniques to play sound effects and music
  • Work with data, using iOS devices and the cloud
  • Create 2D graphics with SpriteKit
  • Add physics simulation to your game
  • Learn beginning to advanced 3D graphics
  • Create challenges with artificial intelligence
  • Use networking to add multiplayer capabilities
  • Work with game controllers and multiple screens
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449368760
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/8/2014
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 396
  • Sales rank: 541,447
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jon Manning is the co-founder of Secret Lab, an independent game development studio based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Jon Manning is a game designer and programmer who’s worked on all kinds of projects, ranging from iPad games for children to instant messaging clients. Jon is about to submit a PhD exploring the manipulation of online social networks.Jon is the world’s biggest Horse_ebooks fan (https://twitter.com/Horse_ebooks), and can be found on Twitter as @desplesda.

Paris Buttfield-Addison is a mobile app engineer, game designer, and researcher with a passion for making technology simpler and as engaging as possible. Paris recently submitted a PhD investigating how people use tablets for information management.

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