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Getting Started with SpriteKit

By : Jorge Jordán
Book Image

Getting Started with SpriteKit

By: Jorge Jordán

Overview of this book

SpriteKit is Apple’s game engine to develop native iOS games. Strongly boosted by the Apple Inc., Cupertino, it has increased in popularity since its first release. This book shows you the solutions provided by SpriteKit to help you create any 2D game you can imagine and apply them to create animations that will highlight your existing apps. This book will give you the knowledge you need to apply SpriteKit to your existing apps or create your own games from scratch. Throughout the book, you will develop a complete game. The beautiful designs implemented in the game in this book will easily lead you to learn the basis of 2D game development, including creating and moving sprites, and adding them to a game scene. You will also discover how to apply advanced techniques such as collision detection, action execution, playing music, or running animations to give a more professional aspect to the game. You will finish your first game by learning how to add a main menu and a tutorial, as well as saving and loading data from and to the player’s device. Finally, you will find out how to apply some mobile games techniques such as accelerometer use or touch detection.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Getting Started with SpriteKit
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

How to find images


You will find a lot of images that can be used in your games at the following links:

  • http://opengameart.org: This site provides free 2D and 3D art, concept art, and textures that can be used in our games.

  • http://www.rpg-palace.com: If you are developing an RPG game, this is your place. Here, you will find free characters, scenarios, and other related resources to create your game.

  • http://untamed.wild-refuge.net/rmxpresources.php?characters: Like the previous site, you will find a variety of free resources for your RPG games here.

  • http://www.textures.com: This place is recommended if you wish to find a wide variety of free textures that you can use in your games.

  • http://www.spiralgraphics.biz/packs/browse.htm: This is yet another complete site that can be used to find high-quality and free textures.

  • http://www.pixelresort.com/blog/app-icon-template: This site offers a template to generate all the icons for your game, which can be uploaded to the App Store.

  • http://qvectors...