Learn SpriteBuilder for iOS Game Development

By Steffen Itterheim

In Learn SpriteBuilder for iOS Game Development, experienced game developer and author Steffen Itterheim shows you how to get the most out of SpriteBuilder to create a full-featured 2D adventure game that you can use as a basis for your own games.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-484202-63-0
  • 456 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Publication Date: November 26, 2014
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $49.99
  • eBook Price: $34.99
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SpriteBuilder is the fun and versatile game development environment that is a natural successor to Cocos2D, Cocos3D, and Chipmunk2D. In Learn SpriteBuilder for iOS Game Development, experienced game developer and author Steffen Itterheim shows you how to get the most out of SpriteBuilder to create a full-featured 2D action game that you can use as a basis for your own games.

You'll learn SpriteBuilder best practices, how to incorporate SpriteBuilder into your game development workflow, and how to use the various features of SpriteBuilder, including game physics, scrolling, menus, and playing audio assets. You'll learn everything from the basics to advanced topics like visual effects, soft-body physics, rendering textured polygons and porting to Android. You'll be using both SpriteBuilder and the latest version of Cocos2D, version 3. If you have a bit of iOS development experience and you want to learn to create imaginative 2D games, Learn SpriteBuilder for iOS Game Development is exactly the book you need.


What you’ll learn

• SpriteBuilder and Cocos2D v3 basics

• How to design a parallax scrolling game scene

• All about game physics in SpriteBuilder from simple animations to breakable joints and soft-body physics

• Creating and combining visual effects

• Designing menu screens with scroll views

• Font management and localization for your game

• How to incorporate audio assets in your game

Who this book is for

Game developers who have experience with iOS development but are new to SpriteBuilder. Some Cocos2d or Sprite Kit experience is helpful but not necessary.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I: Introducing SpriteBuilder and Cocos2D-iphone version 3

Ch. 1: Introduction

Ch. 2: Laying the Groundwork

Ch. 3: Controlling and Scrolling

Ch. 4: Physics and Collisions

Ch. 5: Timelines and Triggers

Ch. 6: Menus and Popovers

Part II: Getting Down to Business with SpriteBuilder

Ch. 7: MainScene and GameState

Ch. 8: Selecting and Unlocking Levels

Ch. 9: Physics Joints

Ch. 10: Soft-Body Plastics

Part III: Now You're a SpriteBuilder Pro!

Ch. 11: Audio and Labels

Ch. 12: Visual Effects and Animations

Ch. 13: Porting to Android

Ch. 14: Debugging and Best Practices

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