iOS Swift Game Development Cookbook

Need to figure out how to give objects physical motion, or want a refresher on gaming-related math problems? This book provides sample projects and straightforward answers.

iOS Swift Game Development Cookbook

Ready to make amazing games for the iPhone and iPad? With Apple’s Swift programming language, it’s never been easier. This updated cookbook provides detailed recipes for managing a wide range of common iOS game-development issues, ranging from 2D and 3D math, SpriteKit, and OpenGL to augmented reality with ARKit. You get simple, direct solutions to common problems found in iOS game programming. Need to figure out how to give objects physical motion, or want a refresher on gaming-related math problems? This book provides sample projects and straightforward answers. All you need to get started is some familiarity with iOS development in Swift.

Beginning Swift Games Development for iOS

In response, James Goodwill, Wesley Matlock and Apress introduce you to the update of this best selling book, Beginning Swift Games Development for iOS, Second Edition.

Beginning Swift Games Development for iOS

Learn the fundamental elements of the new Swift 3 programming language as applied to game development for new iOS 10. In Part 1 of this book, you'll start with a basic 2D game idea and build the game throughout the book introducing each SpriteKit topic as you add new functionality to the game. By the end of the book, you'll have experience with all the important SpriteKit topics and have a fully functional game as a result. In Part 2, you'll learn 3D game development using Apple's SceneKit framework and the Swift programming language, following the same pattern used for Part 1. Game apps are one of the most popular categories in the Apple iTunes App Store. In response, James Goodwill and Wesley Matlock bring you Beginning Swift Games Development for iOS, Third Edition an update to their best-selling work. After reading and using this book, you'll have the skills and the code to build your first 2D and then 3D game app that you can run on any iOS-enabled device. What you’ll learn Discover what’s in the new Swift 3 programming language Apply Swift 3 to iOS 10 and 9 game development Build a 2D game app using SpriteKit and Swift Build a 3D game from 2D using SceneKit and Swift Who this book is for iOS app developers new to Swift or for those thinking of trying iOS game app development for the very first time.

Swift Game Programming for Absolute Beginners

The four games you’ll develop while reading this book are: Painter Tut’s Tomb Penguin Pairs Tick Tick These four games are casual, arcade-style games representing the aim-and-shoot, casual, puzzle, and platform styles of game play.

Swift Game Programming for Absolute Beginners

Swift Game Programming for Absolute Beginners teaches Apple’s Swift language in the context of four, fun and colorful games. Learn the Swift 2.0 language, and learn to create game apps for iOS at the same time – a double win! The four games you’ll develop while reading this book are: Painter Tut’s Tomb Penguin Pairs Tick Tick These four games are casual, arcade-style games representing the aim-and-shoot, casual, puzzle, and platform styles of game play. Professionally developed game assets form part of the book download. You’ll get professionally drawn sprites and imagery that’ll have you proud to show your learning to friends and family. The approach in Swift Game Programming for Absolute Beginners follows the structure of a game rather than the syntax of a language. You’ll learn to create game worlds, manage game objects and game states, define levels for players to pass through, implement animations based upon realistic physics, and much more. Along the way you’ll learn the language, but always in the context of fun and games. Swift is Apple’s new programming language introduced in 2014 to replace Objective-C as the main programming language for iOS devices and Mac OS X. Swift is a must learn language for anyone targeting Apple devices, and Swift Game Programming for Absolute Beginners provides the most fun you’ll ever have in stepping over the threshold toward eventual mastery of the language.

Swift Game Development

Developers are intrigued by Swift and want to make use of new features to develop their best games yet. Packed with best practices and easy-to-use examples, this book leads you step by step through the development of your first Swift game.

Swift Game Development

Embrace the mobile gaming revolution by creating popular iOS games with Swift 4.2 Key Features Learn to create games for iPhone and iPad with the latest Swift Programming language Understand the fundamental concepts of game development like game physics, camera action, sprites, controls, among others Build Augmented reality games using ARKit for true performance Book Description Swift is the perfect choice for game development. Developers are intrigued by Swift and want to make use of new features to develop their best games yet. Packed with best practices and easy-to-use examples, this book leads you step by step through the development of your first Swift game. The book starts by introducing Swift's best features – including its new ones for game development. Using SpriteKit, you will learn how to animate sprites and textures. Along the way, you will master physics, animations, and collision effects and how to build the UI aspects of a game. You will then work on creating a 3D game using the SceneKit framework. Further, we will look at how to add monetization and integrate Game Center. With iOS 12, we see the introduction of ARKit 2.0. This new version allows us to integrate shared experiences such as multiplayer augmented reality and persistent AR that is tied to a specific location so that the same information can be replicated on all connected devices. In the next section, we will dive into creating Augmented Reality games using SpriteKit and SceneKit. Then, finally, we will see how to create a Multipeer AR project to connect two devices, and send and receive data back and forth between those devices in real time. By the end of this book, you will be able to create your own iOS games using Swift and publish them on the iOS App Store. What you will learn Deliver powerful graphics, physics, and sound in your game by using SpriteKit and SceneKit Set up a scene using the new capabilities of the scene editor and custom classes Maximize gameplay with little-known tips and strategies for fun, repeatable action Make use of animations, graphics, and particles to polish your game Understand the current mobile monetization landscape Integrate your game with Game Center Develop 2D and 3D Augmented Reality games using Apple's new ARKit framework Publish your game to the App Store Who this book is for If you wish to create and publish iOS games using Swift, then this book is for you. No prior game development or experience with Apple ecosystem is needed.

IOS Swift Game Development Cookbook

"Simple solutions for game development problems"--Cover.

IOS Swift Game Development Cookbook

The authors present a manual for designing and creating iOS games for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch using Apple's Swift programming language.

Swift 3 Game Development

By the end of this book, you will be able to create your own iOS games using Swift and SpriteKit. Style and approach This project-based guide is engaging with a visually-rich approach rather than a text-heavy approach.

Swift 3 Game Development

Embrace the mobile gaming revolution by creating popular iOS games with Swift 3.0 About This Book Create and design games for iPhone and iPad using SpriteKit and Swift 3.0 Learn the core fundamentals of SpriteKit game development and mix and match techniques to customize your game This step-by-step practical guide will teach you to build games from scratch using little-known tips and strategies for maximum fun Who This Book Is For If you wish to create and publish fun iOS games using Swift, then this book is for you. You should be familiar with basic programming concepts. However, no prior game development or Apple ecosystem experience is required. What You Will Learn Deliver powerful graphics, physics, and sound in your game by using SpriteKit Set up the scene using the new capabilities of the scene editor and custom classes Maximize gameplay with little-known tips and strategies for fun and repeatable action Make use of animations, graphics, and particles to polish your game Understand the current mobile monetization landscape to choose the best option for your own situation Integrate your game with Game Center so that your players can share their high scores and achievements Publish your game to the App Store and enjoy people playing your games In Detail Swift is the perfect choice for game development. Developers are intrigued by Swift 3.0 and want to make use of new features to develop their best games yet. Packed with best practices and easy-to-use examples, this book leads you step by step through the development of your first Swift game. This book starts by introducing SpriteKit and Swift's new features that can be used for game development. After setting up your first Swift project, you will build your first custom class, learn how to draw and animate your game, and add physics simulations. Then, you will add the player character, NPCs, and powerups. To make your game more fun and engaging, you will learn how to set up scenes and backgrounds, build fun menus, and integrate with Apple Game Center to add leaderboards and achievements. You will then make your game stand out by adding animations when game objects collide, and incorporate proven techniques such as the advanced particle system and graphics. Finally, you will explore the various options available to start down the path towards monetization and publish your finished games to the App Store. By the end of this book, you will be able to create your own iOS games using Swift and SpriteKit. Style and approach This project-based guide is engaging with a visually-rich approach rather than a text-heavy approach. With every chapter containing practical examples, you will understand how Swift programming works and make the most of the new features in version 3.0.

Game Development with Swift

Packed with best practices and easy-to-use examples, this book leads you step by step through the development of your first Swift game. The book starts by introducing Swift's best features for game development.

Game Development with Swift

Apple's new programming language, Swift, is fast, safe, accessible—the perfect choice for game development! Packed with best practices and easy-to-use examples, this book leads you step by step through the development of your first Swift game. The book starts by introducing Swift's best features for game development. Then, you will learn how to animate sprites and textures. Along the way, you will master the physics framework, add the player character and NPCs, and implement controls. Towards the end of the book, you will polish your game with fun menus, integrate with Apple Game Center for leaderboards and achievements, and then finally, learn how to publish your finished games to the App Store. By the end of this book, you will be able to create your own iOS games using Swift and SpriteKit.

iOS 9 Game Development Essentials

Design, build, and publish an iOS game from scratch using the stunning features of iOS 9 About This Book Create storyboards in Xcode from concept to code and design Chalk out your game's overall navigation and structure Work with 2D and 3D ...

iOS 9 Game Development Essentials

Design, build, and publish an iOS game from scratch using the stunning features of iOS 9 About This Book Create storyboards in Xcode from concept to code and design Chalk out your game's overall navigation and structure Work with 2D and 3D game development tools Who This Book Is For This book is intended for game developers who wish to develop 2D and 3D games for iPhone and iPad. If you are a developer from another platform, or game engine such as Android or Unity, a current iOS developer wishing to learn more about Swift and the latest features of iOS 9, or even if you are new to game development, then this book is for you. Some prior programming knowledge is recommended, but not required. What You Will Learn Familiarise yourself with both basic and advanced Swift game development code Understand the structure and flow of a typical iOS app Work with the SpriteKit framework to make 2D games, sprites, and overlays Discover 3D game development with SceneKit Visually design levels and game assets with XCode 7's latest features Explore the concept of component-based structuring with iOS 9's Gameplaykit Beta test and publish your game with iTunes Connect In Detail Game development has always been a combination of programming and art, and mobile game development is no exception to this rule. The iOS platform has been both a staple in the ever-growing mobile game market, as well as a launching point for many game developers (hobby and career-wise). The features and frameworks available in iOS 9 continue to cater to the synergy of design and computer engineering, using tools that allow developers to take a game idea from concept to application in record time. Whether you are new to iOS and game development as a whole, or are an experienced programmer wanting to learn the latest features of the platform, iOS 9 Game Development Essentials will provide you with crucial insight into this widely used platform. Starting with the Swift programming language, this book gets the ball rolling with code concepts and game-centric code samples right from the get-go, giving you get a solid understanding of Apple's cutting-edge programming language. The book takes you through iOS game development concepts and introduces the various frameworks that allow you to develop robust, reusable, and intelligent game components in both 2D and 3D game environments. Style and approach This book is a step-by-step guide into the code and concepts of iOS apps. Each chapter contains diagrams that showcase the features of the platform, along with code samples from Apple and code samples exclusive to this book.

Swift Game Development Third Edition

Packed with best practices and easy-to-use examples, this book leads you step by step through the development of your first Swift game. The book starts by introducing Swift's best features - including its new ones for game development.

Swift Game Development   Third Edition

Embrace the mobile gaming revolution by creating popular iOS games with Swift 4.2 Key Features Learn to create games for iPhone and iPad with the latest Swift Programming language Understand the fundamental concepts of game development like game physics, camera action, sprites, controls, among others Build Augmented reality games using ARKit for true performance Book Description Swift is the perfect choice for game development. Developers are intrigued by Swift and want to make use of new features to develop their best games yet. Packed with best practices and easy-to-use examples, this book leads you step by step through the development of your first Swift game. The book starts by introducing Swift's best features - including its new ones for game development. Using SpriteKit, you will learn how to animate sprites and textures. Along the way, you will master physics, animations, and collision effects and how to build the UI aspects of a game. You will then work on creating a 3D game using the SceneKit framework. Further, we will look at how to add monetization and integrate Game Center. With iOS 12, we see the introduction of ARKit 2.0. This new version allows us to integrate shared experiences such as multiplayer augmented reality and persistent AR that is tied to a specific location so that the same information can be replicated on all connected devices. In the next section, we will dive into creating Augmented Reality games using SpriteKit and SceneKit. Then, finally, we will see how to create a Multipeer AR project to connect two devices, and send and receive data back and forth between those devices in real time. By the end of this book, you will be able to create your own iOS games using Swift and publish them on the iOS App Store. What you will learn Deliver powerful graphics, physics, and sound in your game by using SpriteKit and SceneKit Set up a scene using the new capabilities of the scene editor and custom classes Maximize gameplay with little-known tips and strategies for fun, repeatable action Make use of animations, graphics, and particles to polish your game Understand the current mobile monetization landscape Integrate your game with Game Center Develop 2D and 3D Augmented Reality games using Apple's new ARKit framework Publish your game to the App Store Who this book is for If you wish to create and publish iOS games using Swift, then this book is for you. No prior game development or experience with Apple ecosystem is neede ...

IOS Swift Game Development Cookbook 3rd Edition

Need to figure out how to give objects physical motion, or want a refresher on gaming-related math problems? This book provides sample projects and straightforward answers.

IOS Swift Game Development Cookbook  3rd Edition

Ready to make amazing games for the iPhone and iPad? With Apple's Swift programming language, it's never been easier. This updated cookbook provides detailed recipes for managing a wide range of common iOS game-development issues, ranging from 2D and 3D math, SpriteKit, and OpenGL to augmented reality with ARKit. You get simple, direct solutions to common problems found in iOS game programming. Need to figure out how to give objects physical motion, or want a refresher on gaming-related math problems? This book provides sample projects and straightforward answers. All you need to get started is some familiarity with iOS development in Swift. For more information and resources, check out the book's website at https://www.secretlab.com.au/books/ios-​game-dev-cookbook-swift .

IOS Swift Game Development Cookbook 2nd Edition

Need to figure out how to give objects physical motion, or want a refresher on gaming-related math problems? This book provides sample projects and straightforward answers.

IOS Swift Game Development Cookbook  2nd Edition


3D IOS Games by Tutorials

By the time you're finished reading this book, you will have made 4 complete mini-games, including games similar to Fruit Ninja, Breakout, Marble Madness, and Crossy Road!"--Back cover.

3D IOS Games by Tutorials

"Learn how to make 3D games in Swift, using Apple's built-in 3D game framework: Scene Kit. Through a series of mini-games and challenges, you will go from beginner to advanced and learn everything you need to make your own 3D game! By the time you’re finished reading this book, you will have made 4 complete mini-games, including games similar to Fruit Ninja, Breakout, Marble Madness, and Crossy Road!"--Back cover.

Beginning Swift Games Development for iOS

In response, James Goodwill and Apress introduce you to this book, Beginning Swift Games Development for iOS. In this book, you'll learn the fundamental elements of the new Swift language as applied to game development for iOS.

Beginning Swift Games Development for iOS

Game apps are one of the most popular categories in the Apple iTunes App Store. Well, the introduction of the new Swift programming language will make game development even more appealing and easier to existing and future iOS app developers. In response, James Goodwill and Apress introduce you to this book, Beginning Swift Games Development for iOS. In this book, you'll learn the fundamental elements of the new Swift language as applied to game development for iOS. In part 1, you'll start with a basic 2D game idea and build the game throughout the book introducing each SpriteKit topic as we add new functionality to the game. By the end of the book, you'll have experience with all the important SpriteKit topics and have a fully functional game as a result. In part 2 of this book, you'll learn 3D game development using Apple's SceneKit framework and the Swift programming language. And, you'll follow the same pattern we used for part 1. After reading and using this book, you'll have the skills and the code to build your first 2D and then 3D game app that you can run on any iOS enabled device and perhaps sell in the Apple iTunes App Store.

Apple Game Frameworks and Technologies

With Apple Game Frameworks, you can create high-performance, power-efficient games that work across all Apple platforms, including iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. In this book, you'll discover how to.

Apple Game Frameworks and Technologies

Design and develop sophisticated 2D games that are as much fun to make as they are to play. From particle effects and pathfinding to social integration and monetization, this complete tour of Apple's powerful suite of game technologies covers it all. Familiar with Swift but new to game development? No problem. Start with the basics and then layer in the complexity as you work your way through three exciting - and fully playable - games. In the end, you'll know everything you need to go off and create your own video game masterpiece for any Apple platform. Discover the power of Apple Game Frameworks, Xcode, and Swift by building three exciting games: Gloop Drop - a new twist on a classic arcade game, Val's Revenge - a roguelike dungeon crawler, and Hog - a social player vs. player mobile dice game. With Apple Game Frameworks, you can create high-performance, power-efficient games that work across all Apple platforms, including iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. In this book, you'll discover how to... Design and develop rich 2D gaming experiences using Apple's built-in game frameworks. Harness the power of SpriteKit using Xcode and Swift to create engaging player experiences. Use the visual Scene Editor to build complete scenes. Unleash the power of the Particle Editor to create amazing effects. Use GameplayKit to add advanced features to your games like pathfinding, artificial intelligence, and complex rule systems. Build larger, more complex worlds with tile maps and Xcode's visual Tile Map editor. Bring people together using GameKit and Game Center, Apple's social gaming network. Increase revenue with third-party banner ads and rewarded ads using Google AdMob (tm). Monetize your games with StoreKit and in-app purchases. So, grab your gear and get your game on - it's time to level up your skills. What You Need: macOS Mojave 10.14.6 or newer Xcode 11.3 or newer Basic knowledge of Swift 5.1.4 or newer

Learning IOS 8 Game Development Using Swift

This book is for novices as well as proficient game developers who want to learn more about game development using Swift.

Learning IOS 8 Game Development Using Swift

This book is for novices as well as proficient game developers who want to learn more about game development using Swift. If you are from a 2D game development background and would like to learn the basics of 3D game development, this book is for you. Additionally, if you want to learn the basics of graphics programming and shaders, this book will be a good starting point.

iOS Game Development By Example

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 ...

iOS Game Development By Example

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.

C Game Development By Example

This book will get you up to speed with the specifics of making games look and feel great, by using modern animation and rendering techniques with the integration of great physics libraries for an improved and realistic user experience.

C   Game Development By Example

Explore modern game programming and rendering techniques to build games using C++ programming language and its popular libraries Key Features Learn how you can build basic 2D and complex 3D games with C++ Understand shadows, texturing, lighting, and rendering in 3D game development using OpenGL Uncover modern graphics programming techniques and GPU compute methods using the Vulkan API Book Description Although numerous languages are currently being used to develop games, C++ remains the standard for fabricating expert libraries and tool chains for game development. This book introduces you to the world of game development with C++. C++ Game Development By Example starts by touching upon the basic concepts of math, programming, and computer graphics and creating a simple side-scrolling action 2D game. You'll build a solid foundation by studying basic game concepts such as creating game loops, rendering 2D game scenes using SFML, 2D sprite creation and animation, and collision detection. The book will help you advance to creating a 3D physics puzzle game using modern OpenGL and the Bullet physics engine. You'll understand the graphics pipeline, which entails creating 3D objects using vertex and index buffers and rendering them to the scene using vertex and fragment shaders. Finally, you'll create a basic project using the Vulkan library that'll help you get to grips with creating swap chains, image views, render passes, and frame buffers for building high-performance graphics in your games. By the end of this book, you’ll be ready with 3 compelling projects created with SFML, the Vulkan API, and OpenGL, and you'll be able take your game and graphics programming skills to the next level. What you will learn Understand shaders and how to write a basic vertex and fragment shader Build a Visual Studio project and add SFML to it Discover how to create sprite animations and a game character class Add sound effects and background music to your game Grasp how to integrate Vulkan into Visual Studio Create shaders and convert them to the SPIR-V binary format Who this book is for If you’re a developer keen to learn game development with C++ or get up to date with game development, this book is for you. Some knowledge of C++ programming is assumed.

IOS Swift Game Development Cookbook

If you're familiar with iOS, Objective-C, and Swift this is the problem-solving guide you want.

IOS Swift Game Development Cookbook

Want to build games with iOS technologies? This cookbook provides detailed recipes for a wide range of common iOS game-development issues, ranging from 2D and 3D math to Game Center integration, and OpenGL to performance. If you're familiar with iOS, Objective-C, and Swift this is the problem-solving guide you want. Rather than focus on specific game engines for iOS, such as Cocos2D or the Corona SDK, the recipes in this cookbook strictly deal with baked-in iOS technologies. You'll learn solutions for everything from tile-matching games to racing, with working code that you can use right away. Lay out the structure of your game Build and customize menus with UIKit Detect and respond to user input Use advanced techniques to play sound effects and music Work with data, using iOS devices and the cloud Create 2D graphics with SpriteKit Add physics simulation to your game Learn beginning to advanced 3D graphics Create challenges with artificial intelligence Use networking to add multiplayer capabilities Work with game controllers and multiple screens

IOS Game Development with Swift 3 and SpriteKit

Learn how to use SpriteKit and Swift, Apple's open-source programming language, to build a complete, full-featured 2D game for iOS.

IOS Game Development with Swift 3 and SpriteKit

Learn how to use SpriteKit and Swift, Apple's open-source programming language, to build a complete, full-featured 2D game for iOS.

Cocos2d Cross Platform Game Development Cookbook

Develop games for iOS and Android using Cocos2d with the aid of over 70 step-by-step recipes About This Book Learn to efficiently use Cocos2d to develop cross-platform games, and have them work on iOS as well as Android Get acquainted with ...

Cocos2d Cross Platform Game Development Cookbook

Develop games for iOS and Android using Cocos2d with the aid of over 70 step-by-step recipes About This Book Learn to efficiently use Cocos2d to develop cross-platform games, and have them work on iOS as well as Android Get acquainted with industry-wide professional tools such as Glyph Designer, Texture Packer, and Physics Editor, as well as using the Swift/ Sprite builder implementation of Cocos2d Use the easy-to-follow recipes to develop as well as deploy games to the Playstore and the App Store Who This Book Is For This book is for intermediate game developers and especially the ones who are generally curious to find out what's new in Cocos2d v 3.3. What You Will Learn Build custom sprites with custom animations for the game Build interactivity into your game by adding gestures and touch interactions Understand AI enemy programming and path finding to make games more exciting Add physics to your game to make it more lively and interactive Get familiar with the Swift and Sprite builder implementations along with Objective-C programming Perform hassle-free deployment of games built in iOS onto Android Add effects and particle systems to make the game more colorful In Detail Cocos2d is the world's leading game development framework for developing iOS games. With the introduction of Swift and Spritebuilder, it has become easier than ever to develop the games of your dreams without much effort. With Cocos2d, you can also deploy the game on Android, thereby maximizing profit and reducing development and porting costs. The book starts off with a detailed look at how to implement sprites and animations into your game to make it livelier. You will then learn to add scenes to the game such as the gameplay scene and options scene and create menus and buttons in these scenes, as well as creating transitions between them. From there on, you will get an understanding of how to program user interactions such as tapping, holding, and swiping. You'll then add accelerometer inputs and physics to the scene, and make objects respond back to the inputs. A game is practically incomplete without audio being added, so this will be covered next. The next section will include ways to add Artificial Intelligence to enemies in the game, allowing them to patrol, chase, and shoot in a projectile manner. You will then learn to use NSUserDefault to save and load game progress, and create and access files using JSON, Plist, and XML files for custom storage and retrieval of data. Then you will learn to add dynamic lighting to your game and will use industry-wide tools such as Texture Packer, Glyph Designer, Physics Editor, Particle Designer, and Sprite Illuminator to create more visually appealing and performance-optimized games. Towards the end of the book, we dive into Apple's latest programming language—Swift, highlighting the major differences between Objective C and Swift. The book culminates with taking your existing game developed for iOS and porting it to Android, showing you how to install the Android Xcode plugin as well. Style and approach The book is written in an extremely lucid and step-by-step manner; it can be understood easily by anyone. The topics included are broken down into individual chapters so you can refer to the specific chapter to get answers on the subject you are interested in.