iOS is an operating system for mobile devices created by Apple Inc. It runs on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Things to do to port game made for iOS in Unity to Android?

I have just made my first game for iOS and submitted it to app store. I was thinking of porting my game to Android also. I would like to know things one need to do/remember to port game made for iOS ...
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Physics or Time-Based Animation In Corona SDK (iOS) Using Box2D

I am part way through creating a Doodle Jump clone for iOS using Corona SDK. I'm currently using the physics engine (box 2D). It's not a straight clone, but I need the basic principles in place to ...
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iOS paralleling of game tasks (Client)

What good practice in paralleling of rendering, main game logic and networking on iPhone/iPad? If I program on Windows I use threading and IOCP, but I am new to iOS. So what patterns, io async ...
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OpenGL ES 1.1 - How to batch draw particles with different translations?

Assuming that I've combined all of my vertex data for many particles into a single array, how would I batch draw all of those particles in a manner that preserves their unique translations? Any code ...
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iOS Game Center - Quit turn-based games for previous version of app

I have a game on the iOS App Store that uses Game Center for turn-based multiplayer (GKTurnBasedMatch). I recently updated the app with a new game mode and I had to change the network protocol for ...
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Is glEnable obsolete/unneeded in OpenGL ES 2?

In an iOS app I am writing I am now culling all the GL 1 crap from my GL 2 code. Can I safely remove glEnable?
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Price for Unity on Android and iPhone?

I was looking at the Unity site, and I was a bit confused with the pricing. It says it's free, but for iOS/iOS Pro or Android/Android Pro. I need to shell out $400 minimum each. So if I want to ...
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Is it worth planning to be cross-platform in mobile game development?

Disclaimer: my goal is not to use cross-platform frameworks like Unity. I am currently planning a mobile game which I intend to first launch on iOS. However, I am wondering if it is better to write ...
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Recommended hardware for developing ios games? [closed]

I know you have to have mac os x to use xcode and thus to develop/compile apps for the iphone. And I'm not exactly wanting to go the hackintosh way, so I'm looking at buying a used mac. What specs ...
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Can I do iPhone game dev on iPod touch?

I do not want a mobile phone, but are there any issues I'd run into by developing games on an iPod for iPhone?
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How to implement color changing fragment shader?

I have a background of a given size and filled with a given color. I want to change it with an animation effect, starting from the center and spread out until it extends the whole background. The new ...
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Isometric Tile maps in Cocos2d-x

Is there an specific isometric tile map handler in cocos2d-x? I can't find any.
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Is developing for non-retina iPod Touch/iPhones still worth it for deployment?

We're a couple of guys making games for iPod Touch and iPhone. I personally have an iPhone 4 with the retina display and I'll be using this as my main test device. I have an opportunity to purchase a ...
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How do I break an image into 6 or 8 pieces of different shapes?

I am working on puzzle game, where the player can select an image from iPhone photo gallery. The selected image will save in puzzle page and after 3 second wait the selected image will be broken into ...
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Game engines that publish to android and iOS

I am about to start on a project which, at a minimum needs to go out to android and ios. Are there any game engines other then Unity which can publish to both? I fear that Unity3d might be more ...
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How to load a png file without alpha premultiplying in ios?

I am making a game in which I use the alpha value, in some cases for transparency, in others for occlusion, and for HDR in others. I'm loading the images like this (this is MonoTouch, but objective-c ...
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How to make a iOS plugin for Unity3d

I've passed last 2 days reading articles and book for understand how can i make a plugin for iOS in Unity. Basically i need just a demo for understand how it work. For now i've tried to make this ...
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What is the best way to display a cut scene?

How do we show cutscene in the game? Currently I am using images and animation upon them to show cutscenes or story. I heard from my friend that showing a video might be one of the option too. Is it a ...
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What technology would you use to communicate between an iOS game and a Lua-based AI server?

What technology would you use to communicate between a two-player,turn-based, board game (like checkers or Othello) running native on iOS, and a remote game server The remote game server is just the ...
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How to restore purchases made with virtual currency from the App Store? (iOS)

I want to award coins for doing thing in my app and let users purchase things with the coins that are non-consumables. I also want to let users purchase coins as IAPs. How do I keep track of what has ...
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How to move gameobject with touch on Android

I'm trying to make a game where you control a character via touch on Android devices. The player will have two degrees of movement. When you touch the touch screen and move your finger, the game ...
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Legality of AngelCode's BMFont

Is it legal to use a bitmapped version of a proprietary font (such as Arial) in a commercial app? I'm using AngelCode's BMFont to generate a bitmapped version of a few various system installed fonts ...
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Are there any implemented game controls like a screen (thumb) joystick? - iOS

I'm looking for some open source game controls. Especially I'm looking for a thumb screen joystick to move a character on the screen, something like a touch circle. Are there any open source ...
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Approaches for a clickable map of nations (such as a Risk game) with Spritekit

I would like to create a political map where each country is clickable by tapping but I'm not sure the best way to determine which nation was selected. Imagine Risk where each country can be ...
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Do leaderboard sets (in Game Center) allow 500 unique leaderboards?

The Game Kit Programming Guide for iOS claims: The number of different leaderboards allowed increases to 500 leaderboards per game when leaderboard sets have been enabled...Leaderboard sets ...
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Updating games for iOS 6 and new iPhone/iPod Touch

Say I have a game that runs full-screen on iPhone 4S and older devices. The balance of the game is just right for the 480 x 320 screen and associated aspect ratio. Now I want to update my game to run ...
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Can you embed a Unity3d mobile project into an existing native mobile app?

I am creating an application for both Android and iPhone that will have a few mini games in it. I would like to create the non game section in native Android and iPhone. My question is, is it possible ...
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Mixing Javascript with C++ for mobile development?

I have a few games for the iPhone, Android, and Windows 8 that I built using native C++. This works great but is really limiting when I try to create menus and start screens. I have read about rapid ...
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Lua or C++ in Cococ2d-x

I am going to use Cocos2d-x to make a game for Android and ios, but my question is, do I use the Lua integration or only c++, I see Lua useful here because the compilation thing. Or do I use only Lua ...
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Cocos2d: Tongue effect like in Munch Time

I'm wanting to do a tongue effect for my character like the one in Munch Time( shown in pic ). The player does some action and his tongue attaches to the nearest platform. I'm thinking this is ...
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Organize a game set

I'm developing a endless running game and I'm not really sure on how to make the set. The first approach was to make a BIG set like 10240x3072 pixels so that we have a nice portion of set. After ...
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GLSL Editor and Debugger for MacOSX with ES2 support

is there a GLSL editor for the mac? I need it for iOS OpenGLES2 shader. How do you best debug shader? Regards
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How to support all iOS device screen sizes / resolutions in my game [duplicate]

I made this game. Right now the game supports all iOS devices except iPhone 5. The definition of each level of the game is kept in a plist. The creation of each level is done through a graphical ...
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How Do I Raycast for a Spherical Harmonic Shader Using the iOS GPU?

I am beginning an Spherical Harmonics shader project for an iOS app I am writing. I have begun by reading this excellent in-depth paper on the subject (PDF) - http://bit.ly/aQmax3. The paper ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 Camera advices and general thoughts for a 2D engine [closed]

I'm working on my first 2D OpenGL engine for iOs 5+ using GLKit (that's to say: OpenGL ES 2.0). While I am on a good path and a lot of things are implemented and nicely working, I'd like to share with ...
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What should I do to get my Blender models into my iOS game?

I am working on a 3D OpenGL|ES game for iPad. All the models are created in Blender. How should I go about getting my models into my game? I have the following requirements of my models: One ...
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What programming languages would be used to make an Apple App like Angry Birds or Cut the Rope? [closed]

I'm currently working in the Multimedia industry and although I'm better at design then development. I have knowledge of HTML, CSS, very basic jQuery, Actionscript. What programming Languages would ...
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Can I use PBOs for textures in iOS?

As far as I can see, there is no GL_PIXEL_UNPACK_BUFFER. Also, the OpenGL ES 2.0 specification (and as far as I know, no iOS device currently supports OpenGL ES > 2.0) states that glMapBufferOES() can ...
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Why do my sprites have a dark shadow/line/frame surrounding the texture?

I'm starting OpenGL with Apple's GLKit hand I'm having some trouble to get my sprites displayed properly. The Problem is that they all are surrounded with thin dark lines. The screen shot below shows ...
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Benefits of upgrading from OpenGL ES 1.1 to 2.0 on iOS

I have an animated 3D iPhone game that I first wrote using OpenGL ES 1.1 in late 2009. After many updates to the rest of the game, the OpenGL ES 1.1 code still runs fine under iOS 6, but I'm ...
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IOS OpenGl transparency performance issue

I have built a game in Unity that uses OpenGL ES 1.1 for IOS. I have a nice constant frame rate of 30 until i place a semi transparent texture over the top on my entire scene. I expect the drop in ...
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What are the pros and cons of GameSalad versus Cocos2D?

I am currently using the Cocos2D framework for creating my game but I just happened to come across GameSalad and was amazed by this video. GameSalad claims to allow you to create games without ...
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Can an iOS application have an explicit quit button?

I've heard a rumor that you cannot have an explicit quit button on your app when it goes to the Apple App Store, can anyone verify this? It seems that most applications do not have one, and there is ...
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Parse/Write JSON with Unity iOS

anybody know a tutorial or maybe can help me to develop a parser/reader for JSON compatible with Unity iOS pro? I've already tried different third part libraries but without luck (i've tried json.net, ...
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How do you incorporate cocos2d with regular iPhone UI widgets?

I want to build a sprite based game using cocos2d. I will be mostly drawing everything in code. I also want to incorporate iPhone UI widgets such as buttons and such. Can these be created to appear on ...
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Will changing app name in iOS app store affect/reset app ranking?

I want to change the name of my app but was wondering if that would change/affect/reset the ranking it already has. Anyone know?
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Saving data across same game in multiple devices [closed]

Is there any library or something that works like iCloud but for different operating systems (Android, IOS, Windows Phone) that allow me to save game data to cloud and open the game data from another ...
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App Store free promotion

How can I make my app to be free for certain period of time? Is it ok to switch it to free and then after a day or two switch back to my original price, is it possible and where can I do it?
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Separating UI and logic in Objective-C at iOS based Games

How to separate UI and logic in Objective-C based mobile games? To develop games, I use Cocos2d library. I need a good reference to separate my UI code from game logic code.
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cocos3d versus Unity for simple IOS 3D games?

Wondering if anyone here happens to have experience in doing some simple 3D based games/apps for IOS, using cocos3d & Unity and could give some pointers....questions I have are: GENERAL 1) It ...