Dear fellow game designer,
Do you love playing games on your iPhone? Have you tried making a game with a third-party application only to find that the end result was a clunky prototype that actually costs you more and more money to produce?
What many programmers don't know is that Apple provides the absolute best tools to produce iOS games and it's completely FREE! That's right - all you need is a Mac to start developing high-quality games.
With Learn SpriteKit, you'll discover how to develop and publish your very own iOS game. Each chapter is packed with step-by-step tutorials and amazing tips & tricks to help turn your imagination into a full-fledged game.
Why Learn SpriteKit?
SpriteKit, combined with XCode and Swift are suite of free tools released by Apple that allows anyone to easily create a game (or graphical App) for iOS. This includes iPhone, iPod, iPad and iWatch. Learn SpriteKit will allow you to jump-start the game creation process by simplifying and explaining in detail each step of the process. Fully updated as of February 2016.
Best of all, you can run your games on your iPhone, iPad, or iWatch without purchasing an Apple Developer account!
Chapter 1 – Introduction: The first chapter in your game design journey provides an introduction into the world of iOS and SpriteKit. You’ll also learn how to set up and configure XCode for the first time.
Chapter 2 – Sprites & Nodes: Here you’ll discover how to implement sprites and nodes into your very first game. You’ll learn about visual effects such as rotating, scaling, and positioning.
Chapter 3 – Physics: Learn how to apply physical characteristics to nodes and see how objects on the screen can interact with each other.
Chapter 4 – Control: In this chapter, you’ll discover touch screen controls, multi-touch and how to handle actions when touches begin and end.
Chapter 5 – Interactions & Gameplay: Add exciting elements to your game that will enhance the playability, challenge and fun factor.
Chapter 6 – Sound: Add some personality to your game with catchy music and sound effects. Create a continuously looping theme song for specific levels.
Chapter 7 – Scenes & Levels: Add multiple levels and scenes to your game allowing you to increase the challenge and keep the player entertained.
Chapter 8 – Particle Effects: Enhance your game by adding stunning visual effects included with SpriteKit.
Chapter 9 – Publishing & Finalizing: Add some gloss to your game and learn how to publish it in the App Store.
Here's what's included: