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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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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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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Fb.Feed dialog closes before saving

I'm having trouble with the Facebook UnitySDK when I use the FB.Feed() method for posting on user's timeline. The share dialog closes before the post is completed, Right after i press the "Post" ...
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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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Unity and Chartboost loading problems

I implemented chartboost in my ios game and locally it wors great. I can receive ads. Now my game is online but in the google analytics I get only error messages from the game, meaning the ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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?
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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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Handling image size based on different ios device versions (Unity2D)

This game is built using Unity 4, C#, and the 2D toolkit. In the unity game scene settings, it is set to (ios 5 tall) and I matched the Menu background dimensions with the dimensions of an ios 5 tall ...
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How can I make a flapper game that scales to multiple aspect ratios?

So I've never made a game before besides a basic 4:3 aspect ratio flapper, so bare with me. Recently I had this wild idea that I wanted to make this complected (for a 2d) game in cca. Unfortunately ...
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model view projection multiplication order

I'm debugging a lighting problem where the camera position is effecting the diffused lighting component on my 3d model. In researching my problem I went back and am reading over all the how to ...
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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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Can I query the Game Center APIs from C++, without Objective-C?

I am writing a game that needs Game Center leaderboards. These however, are not very extensive leaderboards. I just need the ability to submit a score automatically when the player completes a level. ...
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Cocos2d v3 - addChild method make performance problems

i have currently a performance problem with the addChild method in cocos2d version 3.3. My scenario is currently that i have about ten CCNode which holds a bundle of other CCNode (about 500), i called ...
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How can I position a sprite in the same spot across different screen sizes?

Taking into account the multitude of screen sizes and resolutions, is there a way I can position a sprite so it's at roughly the same spot on every iOS device? Doesn't matter if you are using ...
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iOS gaming with copyrighted characters? [closed]

Can I use animate characters in an iOS game if I do a citation in the credits. Ex Steven univers in a fighting game and I list Rebecca Sugar in the Credits or by the character bio.
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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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Should I design UI in raster or in vector editing software? [closed]

I am working on a IOS city builder game (more like planet builder) but that's not the case, I was making the buttons in photoshop when something hit me: "if I make raster icons in photoshop, they will ...
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supporting multiple resolutions on mobile (cocos2d, ios)

I am looking into ios game development and the first question that comes to mind is how to support the growing number of iphone resolutions. I have seen the Unity strategy of normalized screen ...
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Loading Textures in Background Cocos2d Objective C loading CCScene

I am allocating a few CCScene subclasses, but when I do this, it takes more than 10 seconds. What I am trying to achieve is to perform a small CCAmimation, such as a loading logo glowing. My question ...
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Execute native ios code in unity [closed]

I want to execute native iOS code in unity. For this I have added two files in /plugins/ios. ViewController.h ViewController.m Code for each file represented as under. ViewController.h ...
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How to make an object in box2d have constant velocity even after collision? [duplicate]

I have iOS game where I have a bouncing character. Everything is being handled by box2d. The problem is when the character hits a wall of another character it's velocity changes, but I don't want ...
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Can someone provide a practical example of decoupling game world updates from frame redraws in iOS?

Please bear with me as I've been spending some time lately trying to get a better grasp of some game dev fundamentals. My specific issue is a direct result of trying to apply what I've read about ...
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How can I use CCClippingNode to trim the top and bottom from a CCTableView?

I'm fairly new to Cocos2d and struggling with sizing a CCTableView. How can its height be controlled so that I have space at the top and the bottom? I'm trying to visually wrap the top and bottom of ...
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Can we use credit card/prepaid voucher payment systems in Android and iOS?

We already have a credit card gateway with a local bank. We also have a prepaid card voucher in the market. In our game, a user will create an account within our portal. The user will "recharge" his ...
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Using L-Systems to procedurally generate cities

I'm currently making an app that focuses a lot on procedurally generated content. So far, I've successfully implemented the procedural generation of the terrain and shape of a map using simplex noise. ...
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Push Notification to start a scene

I was wondering whether I can use APNs in iOS to trigger an event in my game, like start a scene without user clicking the notification. Is it possible to use remote push notifications for events like ...
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Using Tile Maps with cocos2d - how do I handle a large amount of images?

I am building a game where the users (players) can build their own town. There they can build houses, add furniture to the houses etc etc. Basically similar to The Sims. I am using the Tiled Map ...
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What is the speed difference between cross platform HTML5 games and native mobile games? [closed]

Microsoft is advertising and promoting cross platform HTML5 game development. I am thinking of creating a simple 2D side scroller game and I am trying to decide what engine should I use for creating ...
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Securing HTTP requests to online game server

I'm pretty new at making online games. Right now I'm trying to make an iPhone game. Each player has a profile in my server. I want to avoid username/password for authentication. Currently, as it ...
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Showing keyboard on SKScene and performing action on a sprite node based on key tapped

I am trying to learn SpriteKit and play with some simple sample apps. Currently I am trying to achieve below things: Show keyboard over SKScene If user taps 'A', perform some action on a sprite ...
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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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Offset a camera/render without changing perspective

I need to offset a render so that the perspective / vanishing point doesn't change. Or another way to look at it is that I need to adjust the vanishing point in my view so that instead of being at ...
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Algorithm for staying “alive” forever

I am implementing a game where the player is playing(sliding) the little red rectangle and the purpose is to not hit the black rectangles and to not move out of the inner blue rectangle. The black ...
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Total Texture memory size iOS / OpenGL ES

My team is running into an issue where the amount of texture memory allocated via the glTexImage2D is high enough that it crashes the app ( at about 400 MB for iPhone 5). We're taking steps to ...
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Run Love2D on iphone and android

I have a game developed in lua using love 2d, and now i want to run it in ios/android. Is there any porting or way available to do that. Thanks.
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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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Is there a size limit when using UICollectionView as tiled map for iOS game?

I'm working on a turn-based strategy game for iOS, (picture Civilization 2 as an example), and I'm considering using a UICollectionView as my game map. Each cell would be a tile, and I could use the ...
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Simulating Smartphones on PC with Unity

I want to make a game that depends on the phone orientation (changing shoot direction with tilt), however I need to test this on PC. So is there any tool I can use to simulate the orientation of the ...
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Understanding CGPoints in SpriteKit

I am planning to place three cards on a view which I add to the background. However I wanted to combine two of the cards and replace the first card position with the new card position. Is there any ...
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SpriteKit - How to jump to specific position?

I'm would like to achieve something like Object A will jump to position A in parabolic way. For example: I am able to make the object jump but i do not know how to calculate to make the object jump ...
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Spritekit - gradually apply force vector in different direction (space ship turning)

I have a space ship that I'm applying a force vector to using a joystick for control. I would like this to smoothly fly around when I'm switching directions.. Exactly like minisquadron if you've ...
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How do I setup scoring system for my game? [closed]

I've created a simple endless game. And I want the scoring system to be something like the one in flappy bird. My aim is to publish my game to app stores in the end. How do I save/keep a high score? ...