Tap, Move, Shake: Turning Your Game Ideas into iPhone & iPad Apps

Tap, Move, Shake: Turning Your Game Ideas into iPhone & iPad Apps

by Todd Moore
     
 

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Got a great game idea? This complete do-it-yourself guide shows you how to make your game idea a reality for the iPhone and iPad. By developing a real game hands-on through the course of this book, you’ll get a thorough introduction to Xcode and Objective-C, while learning how to implement game logic, sophisticated graphics, game physics, sounds, and computer

Overview

Got a great game idea? This complete do-it-yourself guide shows you how to make your game idea a reality for the iPhone and iPad. By developing a real game hands-on through the course of this book, you’ll get a thorough introduction to Xcode and Objective-C, while learning how to implement game logic, sophisticated graphics, game physics, sounds, and computer AI.

Author Todd Moore taught himself how to create an iPhone game in a week, with no previous knowledge of Apple’s development tools. Now he develops smartphone games and apps full time. With this book, any coder can turn game ideas into real products, ready for the App Store.

  • Get started by writing a simple game in only 20 lines of code
  • Build a complete air hockey game from scratch
  • Learn best practices for tracking multiple screen touches
  • Use animation loops and create collision functions
  • Get the tools you need to build your own stunning game graphics
  • Apply game physics to give your game a sense of realism
  • Record and edit lifelike sound effects, and create your own background music
  • Design a computer player with different levels of difficulty
  • Featuring an introduction by Steve Wozniak

Todd Moore founded TMSOFT to create unique smart phone applications and games. His most popular game title, Card Counter, was featured by Engadget, the Los Angeles Times, and CNET TV. Todd’s most popular application, White Noise, was featured by iTunes, Health Magazine, The Washington Post, PC Magazine, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449326463
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/19/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

Todd Moore founded TMSOFT to create unique smart phone applications and games. One of the few developers to have had two apps simultaneously in iTunes’ Top 20 Paid Downloads, his most popular game, Card Counter, was featured by Engadget, the Los Angeles Times, and CNET TV. Todd’s most popular application, White Noise, was featured by iTunes, Health Magazine, The Washington Post, PC Magazine, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Todd started his professional career as a student trainee for the CIA, and after graduating from Old Dominion University in Computer Science, he designed network security and cyber forensic products. Since then, he’s had numerous appearances in front of audiences: everything from demonstrating how to crack a popular VoIP application at DEFCON 12 to competing on the NBC reality show Treasure Hunters.

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