Hey guys, Whats the best practice to create games like farmville, tapzoo...Do I create a simple grid/tilemap as the background and then just have the objects (like houses and whatnot) as sprites ontop? Or can I also just use a regular image as a background and just make my sprites move on the basis of a non graphical grid? How do I go about the isometric perspective of the map? How would I increase the size of the map(for example in an mutable array i could add more locations or I could set already instantiated locations to bool:valid...)? Do I have to use a game-freindly language like cocos2d or can i just use obj-c with UIImageViews...or is very bad practice because of the amount of memory it consumes? What the best practice to create something like this?
If you can answer anyone of these questions you are friggin awesome! Thanks!