Learn How to Make 2D iOS and tvOS Games! Updated for Xcode 7.3 and Swift 2.2. Learn how to make iOS and tvOS games in Swift, using Apple's built-in 2D game framework: Sprite 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 game! [Screenshots of 6 games: Zombie Conga, Cat Nap, Drop Charge, Di Defense, Delve, and Circuit Racer] By the time you're finished reading this book, you will have made 5 complete mini-games, from an action game to a puzzle game to a tower defense game! Topics Covered in 2D iOS & tvOS Games by Tutorials Sprites: Get started quickly and get your images onto your screen. Manual Movement: Move sprites manually with a crash course on 2D math. Actions: Learn how to move sprites the easy way using Sprite Kit actions. Scenes and Transitions: Make multiple screens in your app and move between them. Camera: Use Sprite Kit's built-in camera to control your view. Labels: Learn how to display text for lives, score and more in your game. tvOS: Learn how to port your game to the Apple TV and work with the remote. Physics: Add realistic physics behavior into your games. Beyond Sprites: Add video des, core image filters, and custom shapes. State Machines: Learn about GameplayKit's state machine support in iOS 9. Particle Systems: Add explosions, star fields, and other special effects. Adding Juice Take your game from good to great by polishing it until it shines. Entity-Component System: Use GameplayKit's new architecture for max reusability. Pathfinding: Make your characters move using GameplayKit's new pathfinding support. Tile Maps: Make games that use tile maps. And much more, including: Randomization, procedural levels, game controllers, and 5 downloadable chapters!
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