Creating iOS games for beginners (Recommended)

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


learn cocos2d iphone games

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!

Start the Course Today!

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[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!

*** FEATURED IN “NEW AND NOTEWORTHY” and “WHAT’S HOT” ON iTUNES

*** #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
http://www.iphonefootprint.com
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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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Tutorial – Creating a LITE Version for your Game

I believe that every time you create a paid app, you should also create a LITE Version which is FREE to download. These reason being, Most people want to see what the app/game is all about before spending any money (even if it is only $0.99). They want to see how game play is, what the graphics are like, if they enjoy the type of game, and many other things they can not get out of a description and some screenshots.

The good news is that you can create your LITE Version very very easily. In fact the initial changes to your existing project will only take a few minutes.

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Tutorial – Game Structure – Basic

Well I am very grateful for all of the comments being left on my blog and one of the frequent requests has been for game structure. I will make my disclaimer once again, I am in no way an expert at programming for the Iphone (or anything for that matter), BUT I will try to explain how I managed to do it in my Game “Planet One”.

This tutorial is going to be fairly vague as each games runs a little different and I want to give just some basic information so you can adapt the CONCEPT for the code your are writing.

I will start off by explaining how my game is structured then go into how I accomplished it.

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PlanetOne – NOW AVAILABLE ON APP STORE

PlanetOne is now available to purchase on the App Store.

ONLY  $0.99.

Support this Blog by downloading PlanetOne today. Let me know what you think!

Download Link:

Click Here to Download Full Version

Click here to Download Demo Version

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Tutorial – Implement OpenFeint into Cocos2d Game

In this next tutorial we will implement OpenFeint into my new Cocos2d Game. If there is one thing you take from this blog, (besides the link to buy  PlanetOne) it is this implementation. OpenFeint is amazing.

So what is OpenFeint? OpenFeint is a service that enables your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad application the ability to provide online score tracking.  The service is free and can easily be incorporated into your applications. Think XBOX Live meets Facebook for the iPhone with hundreds of games and millions of players.

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