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iPhone Games Projects

Authors: Cabrera, P., Bondo, J., Greenstone, B., Lee, M., Gotch, J., Kasprzak, M., Zito, R., Aitken, M., Hennessy, O., Lee, J.

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  • First and only book exclusively to cover iPhone game development
  • Learn by example from 10 of the most successful iPhone game developers
  • The fastest way to learn the tricks of iPhone game development
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About this book

One look at the App Store will show you just how hot iPhone games have become. Games make up more than 25 percent of all apps, and more than 70 percent of the apps in the App Store's Most Popular category. Surprised? Of course not! We've all filled our iPhones with games, and many of us hope to develop the next bestseller.

This book is a collection of must-know information from master independent iPhone game developers. In it, you'll discover how some of the most innovative and creative game developers have made it to the pinnacle of game design and profitability. This book is loaded with practical tips for efficient development, and for creating compelling, addictive gaming experiences. And it's not all talk! It's supported with code examples that you can download and use to realize your own great ideas.

This book's authors are responsible for some of the all-time most popular and talked-about games:

  • Brian Greenstone developed Enigmo and Cro-Mag Rally.
  • Aaron Fothergill developed Flick Fishing.
  • Mike Lee developed Tap Tap Revolution, the most downloaded game in App Store history.
  • Mike Kasprzak's Smiles was a finalist in the IGF 2009 Best Mobile Game competition.
  • PJ Cabrera, Richard Zito, and Matthew Aitken (Quick Draw, Pole2Pole); Joachim Bondo (Deep Green); and Olivier Hennessy and Clayton Kane (Apache Lander) have received glowing reviews and accolades for their games.

Pair iPhone Games Projects with Apress's best-selling Beginning iPhone Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK, and you'll have everything you need to create the next game to top the sales charts.

About the authors

PJ Cabrera is a software engineer with more than 12 years of experience developing information systems in various industries, programming in C, C++, Java, PHP, Python, and Ruby. But his real passion for many years has been hacking gadgets (i.e., turning a Sega Dreamcast into a NetBSD router, or running Android and Debian GNU/Linux on a Palm TX) and making home-brewed games for consoles such as Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, GameBoy Advance, and PSP. He is very excited that he can finally share his creative side on iPhone and XBox 360 with the general public through the App Store and XNA Community Games.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Simplify the User Interface for Complex Games: Chess, the Deep Green Way

    Bondo, Joachim

    Pages 1-17

  • Responsive Social Gaming with RESTful Web Services

    Cabrera, Pj

    Pages 19-58

  • Rapid Game Development Using (Mostly) Standard C

    Fothergill, Aaron

    Pages 59-98

  • Brian Greenstone’s Jedi Master List for Game Optimization

    Greenstone, Brian

    Pages 99-127

  • Starting with a Game Design Document: A Methodology for Success

    Hennessy, Oliver (et al.)

    Pages 129-152

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-1969-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-1968-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
iPhone Games Projects
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-1969-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-1969-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-1968-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 258
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