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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touch mouseOver in createjs - DispatchEvent() not working in iPhone/iOS

I have recently developed an html5 game using createjs and I am currently in the testing phase. The game seems to work fine in all the devices except for the iPhone. After careful analysis I have come ...
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My game is mostly complete, how do I find a publisher?

I've been working for quite a while on a game. I'm mostly done with it. Simply finishing the project, adding banners and just publishing it on google play / appstore probably won't bring in any ...
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Orientation of SKNode in followPath Swift

I'm developing a game like price wheel where I need to touch the correct answer. For now I find replies where people says: Set yScale of SKNode to -1. Or Set xScale of SKSpriteNode to xScale ...
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Aspect ratios for sprites in Unity3d

I'm using Unity3D version 5.0. I'm wondering what the best way to deal with changing resolutions in Unity is. In Swift I can just use the @x2/@x3 in order for it to pick the correct sprite for it ...
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Run some objc code very early in unity iOS game lifetime

I want to hook up a crash reporting service to my unity iOS game. It's just one line of objC to add, as early into the app lifecycle as possible, but I'm not sure how to get it to run. I know I could ...
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Swift - Why does my SKShapeNode pass through an object, pausing briefly beforehand?

The code below when run on a device that’s flat on the table shows a red circle (the 'ball') and a line. When I gently tip the device the circle moves towards the line. When it reaches the line, it ...
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Using buttons on Smartphone shooter games [closed]

Just a simple and probably stupid question. I noticed that many iOS and Android shooter games tend to avoid using traditional buttons in favour to autofire. The very first reason to do so is to ...
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Unity3D: collider performances on mobile iOS devices

I'm experimenting with Unity3D and colliders. Unfortunately I still don't have Unity Pro version and I can't use the profiler. Consider the following situation: mobile devices (ios, iphone 3GS). an ...
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Which platform (server) use for turn based card game? [closed]

My game will do next: Dealing 4 cards to every player Random player is turning over 1 card, after him another (which has seen card of previous player) and etc. On the end player with the highest ...
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Localizing Game Center hosted match based game for different regions

I have created an iOS game that uses Game Center hosted match feature ...
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Particles starting around specific shape?

I'm trying to solve a difficult UI issue with my iOS/Cocos2d game - I need a visual way of highlighting when a user has made a unique connection of the game pieces (think: a user a forms a triangle ...
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Is it possible to completely avoid copying image data when uploading textures to the GPU on iOS?

I am not a game developer, but I have been doing iOS software engineering for many years. I have a particular interest in graphics and animation, but the finer details are still a little foreign to ...
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Porting WP8 to IOS GraphicsDevice Error (Monogame/Xamarin)

I seem to be having a problem porting to IOS. I have my game working on WP8 and Android with any major issues but when trying to run on iPhone I seem to get an error when initialising the ...
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Ortho projection of 3D points with a vector

I have 3D points and I need to make an 2D orthographic projection of them onto a plane that is defined by the origin and a normal n. The meaning of this is basically looking at the points from the top ...
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Sprite Kit - keeping character level with the terrain 2d endless runner

I've been trying to figure this out exhaustively for the past few days and still haven't found an answer. I have an endless runner built using swift where the character is fixed and the terrain moves ...
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memorizing button tap code iOS game

I'm using a single view app in Xcode 6.1 for my game with Storyboards. Not unity or sprite kit. It's a small game not even 3MB. Anyways, I created un-lockable characters with a BOOLEAN. ...
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How to make a joystick follow the touch around a starting point using atan2?

I would like to move a joystick, and be able to go beyond the limit of the circle, and the joystick should follow the angle from the touch (the touch is moving), but it should stay on the circle. It ...
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How to save characters in iOS game app

BOOL = GREENIE, UIButton =GREEN. When I click the GREEN button, I coded that now you play as GREENIE character. However, I don't know how to code it that the game always remember that the I clicked on ...
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Trouble drawing repeating and scrolling screen elements from a 2d array for an endless runner in swift [closed]

I've been trying draw level segments for an iOS endless runner using 2d elements that repeat forever. I have a class that generates a random 2d array, then scene elements are drawn and animated to ...
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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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cocos2dx - Bypass body contact

I am using cocos2dx and setup two Sprites with same Physics Body definitions see below PhysicsBody *physicsBody=PhysicsBody::createBox(size,PhysicsMaterial(1.0f,0.0,0.5f),Vec2(0, size.height*0.5)); ...
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How can I shorten distributing iOS builds to our testers?

We need to have quick builds of our iOS game to deliver to our testers like several times a day but the pipeline we've found is limiting us greatly. My current pipeline to export my Unity project is: ...
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iOS Facebook SDK, Games Start Playing post

im trying to implement a method in my native iOS game the publish a story on face book such as this photo most games that is integrated with facebook share stories like this in the activity section ...
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How to use atan2 to get the correct angle? (inside or outside angle) [duplicate]

I would like to rotate an object (white rectangle) towards another object (black rectangle). EDIT: the white rectangle (at the top) has a camera. I finally rotated the camera by 180 around the "y" ...
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Unity3D Mobile System Fonts | Include Font Data | and Licensing

Working with type for Unity mobile apps: I'm struggling to figure out how to work with type when developing / publishing a unity mobile app. Here's my thought process, this isn't my question but if ...
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Game Center Leaderboard not dismissing

I was implementing Game Center into my app and all was going well except for the leaderboard done button not dismissing the leaderboard even with gameCenterControllerDidFinish added in. I call up the ...
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CGVectorMake to move SKNode at a certain speed towards the middle of screen?

I am trying to launch my ball sprite towards the middle of the screen at the same speed every time I launch it. let vel: CGFloat = 1000 dx = size.width / 2 - ball.position.x dy = vel - size.height / ...
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Port sandbox flash game to Android and iOS

I'm want port my sandbox game to Android and iOS. Game written in AS3 (i'm use my simple 2d engine on stage3d). What do you recommend I use? Haxe + OpenFL MonoGame + Xamarin (C#), or other 2D engine ...
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Data model design using Core Data and Spritekit

I have a entity called Item, and every item can have two or three bonuses... What would be a good model design in this situation. I can think of something like: To have many optional attributes ...
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Identity for google Play Game Service (GPG) for web and ios games

How Google Play Game Services (GPG) asks for user identity in non android devices? Will it ask for user to login into a google account for every game?
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In unity game appears dark exporting to ios what happened? [closed]

Everything appeared darker when I exported my game to iOS. I only updated my Unity to 4.6.3 . Any idea why?
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How to figure out a vector based on 2 points that add up to a certain value

I am writing a game in which I am representing a velocity with a vector. I have a starting point and a point that I want the object to move towards at a certain speed. (I need the resulting vector's x ...
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On mobile, where should I save game expansions' assets when purchased in-app?

Say you have a card game and you want to add more cards with an add-on available through in-app-purchase. Where would you save the new cards (e.g. image assets, code)? Of course you could just ...
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Finding neighboring coordinates on offset tile map

I have a grid of hexagonal tiles. Every other row is slightly offset for visual reasons. Imagine a player touches any tile - I need to compare the coordinate of that tile, with any tile they touch ...
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Unity PolygonCollider2D acts different on iOS Device

I'm instantiating new game object, then adding a SpriteRenderer component and attaching a sprite object, and only after the sprite is fully loaded, I add a PolygonCollider2D, to fit the sprite I've ...
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iOS: Texture loading when app is running in background

I have a loading screen to load textures between game screens. The loading process runs on a thread created by GCD with an OpenGL ES context. Everything works fine. Now my game is supporting ...
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Why am I getting Swift dynamic cast failed? when launching this controller from a button?

I read that this has to downcast to UIViewController but the controller is actually MapViewController.... but it fails either way. func showMap(){ let viewController:UIViewController = ...
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Hexagonal buttons

I'm trying to create a map of touchable hexagons and the playing area would be like in Catan game. I would like to use Sprite Kit to do the job but is it cabable of doing that? Process goes like ...
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How change the size of sprite in cocos2d?

I want to change the scale of sprite like a paper in 'Paper Toss' game. 'Paper Toss' is the game is available on the App store. I want to make a sprite like a paper and change the scale of sprite ...
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How to make a stereoscopic 3D Game with SDL for iOS

I was looking up google for an answer the whole night but didn't find anything. Yesterday I found some VR demos and games on the AppStore, with stereoscopig (dual rendered) screens. So you put your ...
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How can I make background elements wrap around the screen?

I'm looking to make my clouds wrap around the screen in my game (like the picture). Right now it just continues off the screen. The current movement code is: Cloud.center = ...
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Developing game progress screen [duplicate]

I'm developing an application for iPhone with a screen where the user will track his progress. Something like so, as seen in the Two Dots game: Currently I plan on creating this using constraints ...
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Show emoji colors in CCLabelTTF in Cocos2D v2.0

Is there a way to show the colors of emoji characters in a CCLabelTTF? As it stands, all my emojis appear monotoned in the color set by the CCLabelTTF. If not, is there an alternative CCLabel I should ...
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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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Unity IOS game restart when you press the home button

Why does my unity IOS game restart when i press the home button on the device? The same game worked fine on Android device and did not restart on pressing the home button. Thanks
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Why do phone games limit turns? [duplicate]

Many phone games restrict the number of turns you can play in a given amount of time. I don't get what is the purpose of this limitation. Is it only to force the player to buy additional turns? Some ...
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How to create a line that is always connected to two Objects. (iPhone, Cocos2d)

I'm wanting to create a rope like animation effect. I don't need any kind of rope physics, all I need is a straight line connected to Object A and the other end connected to object B. Object A and B ...
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Isometric Tile maps in Cocos2d-x [closed]

Is there an specific isometric tile map handler in cocos2d-x? I can't find any.
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Which gesture recognizer should I use to handle multiple simultaneous flicks?

So, if you can picture a game with little ninjas running down at you, and a bunch of shurikens at the bottom of the screen, you're picturing the set-up I'm addressing. I want the player to be able ...
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Can I set a texture as the wallpaper of an iOS device?

I have a game in Unity which creates drawings. I need to have a button which sets the drawing as the wallpaper (with permission from the user of course). Is it possible?