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Sparrow iOS Game Framework Beginner's Guide

By : Johannes Stein
Book Image

Sparrow iOS Game Framework Beginner's Guide

By: Johannes Stein

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Sparrow iOS Game Framework Beginner's Guide
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Downloading Sparrow

Now that Xcode is installed and ready to go, the next step is to get the latest stable version of Sparrow. Go to the official Sparrow homepage at or

The latest Sparrow version—at the time of writing this book—is 2.0.1. The download page will look like the following screenshot:

Click on the big blue Download button and the download should start.

Cloning the Git repository

If you are familiar with the version control system Git, you can also get the latest version by cloning the Git repository. This section is meant for advanced users who have already worked with Git.

The Sparrow GitHub repository is located at, where more information on the procedure can be found. Typically, Git commands are entered in the terminal:

git clone

This will take a while to download; the current progress is being shown in the terminal. After the download is complete, you will have the latest development version. Only use this version if you want to test a specific feature of Sparrow before its release or if you are feeling adventurous.

Never use this version for production code in games about to be released on Apple's App Store.

To get the latest stable version of Sparrow, check out the stable tag:

git checkout tags/v2.0.1

Now we can update to the latest version if we want to.