Creating iOS games for beginners (Recommended)

Marin Todorov teaches you how to create an iPhone game easily and simply using Cocos2d

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Where would we be without the games? Angry Birds, Cut The Rope, Peggle? Each one is as unique as they
come, but they’re tied together to one simple principle: Cocos2d can make them. Cocos2d is the leading, open-source, royalty-free smartphone game engine. It’s easy to use, community-supported, reliable, mature, and over 1500 mobile iOS games have been published using it!

Why is Cocos2D so easy to use? Because you can play a sound effect, animate a flipping sprite, flash some rad custom font, all with just a couple lines of simple, pure Objective C code. No knowledge of OpenGL is required! Rotating, mirroring, parallaxing, scaling, tinting, sliding, jumping, and a Halloween-sackful of other effects are quickly at your fingertips.

In his course, Marin Todorov takes a hands-on approach and walks you step-by-step through the process of building a complete game! After building this game, you’ll have all the coding knowledge you need to create the next gaming hit in the App Store!

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Learn a New Language – Python

I have created a new online video course for Learning Python Programming.

It is a very easy language to learn and is extremely powerful and useful. Python is one of Google primary languages and has many applications including apps, web development, or simple scripting.

Feel free to check it out if you are interested in Learning a new Language, you will be surprised on how much you will like it…It is my favourite language of them all.

Here is a link to the course:

[Reader’s Game] Tilt Tank

Reader’s Game

Tilt Tank – $0.99

Tilt Tank Lite is a tank action game that uses the accelerometer and touch gestures for control.

If you slightly like retro games and graphics like 8 bit atari days then this is the game for you.

You are a tank commander and evil forces have invaded your homeland. Work your way through the various terrains destroy the enemy gun turrets that threaten the land.

Be careful though the enemy have also deployed roving tanks looking for you.

There are power ups scattered throughout the level and will be needed in order to complete the game.

On each level you must destroy all of the enemies gun turrets in order for your commander to identify the extraction point. Once at the extraction point you will be moved to the next level.

Tilt your device in order to move your tank in the chosen direction to hunt and destroy enemy targets but you will need to dodge their bullets.

Tap the screen to shoot in the desired direction, tap as many times as you would like to shoot.

This game is linked to Gamecenter and carries its own leaderboard feature.

The enemies will spawn in different places on each map, each time you play so no two games will ever be the same.

Be warned however it is addictive and you always want to beat your highscore.

Prepare your tank for 14 testing levels of non stop action!!


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Been gone a while :(

Sorry for not being around for a while now and thank you for all the great comments that have been left on the site.

My real job took over and I was busy for the last year. I did launch my game last year and it did well, but with the changes to the IPhone/IPad I have not had time to update the game to meet requirements. So I took the game off the store.

Keeping in mind It was my first programme with Objective-C, I am willing to publish my code for the game….it is outdated and would require a major re-work. (Also probably not the cleanest code)

Let me know if the code would help people!

I am almost done a major project and Start-Up company which will launch soon and will benefit all you fellow app developers I will keep you informed with the progress of this exciting new project.

Thank you for your comments and support…keep tuning in!!!

Jason Andrew Elbourne


[Reader’s Game] Germinal

Reader’s Game

Germinal – $1.99

Join the Ultimate Anti-bacterial crusade in this new fiendishly addictive brain teasing game!

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Tutorial – Tiled mapEditor Part 1- Create a TMXTiledMap Game

Well I had a request from a YouTube subscriber for a Tutorial Series on using Tiled to create a tiledmap game with Cocs2D. I have made the first Part of this Tiled mapEditor tutorial series.

The videos are split into 3 videos since YouTube restricts to 10min. So I appologize for that, if it is annoying.

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[Reader’s Game] Daredevil Dave: Motorcycle Stuntman!

Reader’s Game

Daredevil Dave: Motorcycle Stuntman! – $0.99

What happens when you combine ragdoll physics with a high speed and high flying motorcycle?

Get ready for Daredevil Dave: Motorcycle Stuntman!


*** #1 RACING GAME!!!
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[Reader’s Game] BATAK Duel

Reader’s Game

BATAK Duel – $0.99

“BATAK Duel has got fantastic graphics that make the game play a real pleasure. The OpenFeint feature also throws up a lot of achievements to be won, as well as the coveted number one spot on the global leaderboard…A great game here by the people at DN Publications Ltd”

4.99 stars out of 5
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[Reader’s Game] Achievement Point Trivia

Reader’s Game

Achievement Point Trivia – $0.99

Are you a gamer Junky on the Xbox 360? Does the mere mention of your Gamerscore cause jaws to drop? Your knowledge of games probably surpasses that of the most elite gamers, but what about your knowledge of Achievement Points? Prove how much of an Achievement Point Wh…Master you are by testing your knowledge of Achievement Points themselves!

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[Reader’s Game] Word Champion

Reader’s Game

Word Champion – $0.99

Challenge your knowledge of the English language with this fun and addictive game! Featuring over 750 different word definitions and synonyms, Word Champion tests your skills in word and phrases definitions in a quiz-like format. Show off to your friends who didn’t score well enough on the word section of their SATs!
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