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iOS Game Development By Example

Samanyu Chopra

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ISBN 10: 178528469X / ISBN 13: 9781785284694
Published by Packt Publishing - ebooks Account, 2015
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Title: iOS Game Development By Example

Publisher: Packt Publishing - ebooks Account

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Learn how to develop an ace game for your iOS device, using Sprite Kit

About This Book

  • Learn about the Sprite Kit engine and create games on the iOS platform from the ground up
  • Acquaint your Sprite Kit knowledge with Swift programming and turn your 2D game conceptualization into reality in no time
  • An abridged and focused guide to develop an exhaustive mobile game

Who This Book Is For

This book is for beginners who want to start their game development odyssey in the iOS platform. If you are an intermediate or proficient game developer hailing from a different development platform, this book will be a perfect gateway to the Sprite Kit engine. The reader does not need to have any knowledge of Sprite Kit and building games on the iOS platform.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn about the Sprite Kit game engine and create indie games in no time
  • Set sail on the quest of game development career by successfully creating a runner game
  • Know more about the IDE provided by Apple for game development – Xcode
  • Get an overview of Apple's latest programming language, Swift
  • Discover the functionalities of scenes and nodes in a game
  • Explore how physics bodies work and how to add this feature into your game
  • Grasp knowledge of particle effect and shaders
  • Add a scoring system into your game to visualize high scores

In Detail

Game development has always been an exciting subject for game enthusiasts and players and iOS game development takes a big piece of this cake in terms of perpetuating growth and creativity. With the newest version of iOS and Sprite Kit, comes a series of breathtaking features such as Metal rendering support, camera nodes, and a new and improved Scene Editor.

Conceptualizing a game is a dream for both young and old. Sprite Kit is an exciting framework supported by Apple within the iOS development environment. With Sprite Kit, creating stunning games has become an easy avenue.

Starting with the basics of game development and swift language, this book will guide you to create your own fully functional game. Dive in and learn how to build and deploy a game on your iOS platform using Sprite Kit game engine.

Go on a detailed journey of game development on the iOS platform using the Sprite Kit game engine. Learn about various features implemented in iOS 8 that further increase the essence of game development using Sprite Kit. Build an endless runner game and implement features like physics bodies, character animations, scoring and other essential elements in a game. You will successfully conceive a 2D game along with discovering the path to reach the pinnacle of iOS game development.

By the end of the book, you will not only have created an endless runner game but also have in-depth knowledge of creating larger games on the iOS platform.

Style and approach

An easy-to-follow, comprehensive guide that makes your learning experience more intriguing by gradually developing a Sprite Kit game. This book discusses each topic in detail making sure you attain a clear vision of the subject.

About the Author:

Samanyu Chopra

Samanyu Chopra is a developer, entrepreneur, and game developer with a bank of experience in conceptualizing, developing, and producing computer and mobile software. He has been programming since the age of 11. He is proficient in programming languages such as JavaScript, Scala, C#, C++, Swift, and so on. He has a wide range of experience in developing for computers and mobiles. He has worked on a majority of game engines and mobile platforms, and also has a strong proficiency in the Scala programming language. He is the cofounder and CEO of Daphnis Labs, a mobile app and game development studio. He has experience in managing development, leading the tech jargon, and has published over 150 apps and games for himself and his clients. In his studio, he leads a team of more than 20 members. He is known for executing eccentric projects in the app and game development spaces. He also conducts mobile development workshops at various engineering institutes. He is ardent about his work, and his colleagues, students, and coworkers think of him as a very dedicated and open-minded person. He is inclined toward investing his time in the research and development of new technologies. He is an avid traveler and adventurer and a very fun-loving and eccentric personality, as described by the people around him. He has an undying love for travel, tech, and comedy. He is inspired by all the people who have made a stand on their own from scratch. He loves his family and dedicates his life to them. You can know more about Daphnis Labs at You can write a tweet to him at @samdonly1 or find him on Facebook for any updates. You can also reach him at

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