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How to implement 'Fog of War' in SpriteKit or Cocos2D?

Take a look at the image below from the game Warcraft 2. There's a darkened area (like a fog) that represents the limits of the 'field of view' -- to the effect that you would not see any enemy ...
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Cocos2D V3 Blur effect performance test without iOS device

I am testing the blur effect (CCEffectBlur) in Cocos 2D V3 and I found that when I add an effect to an EffectNode it takes up to 5 seconds to appear in the IOS Simulator screen. (I know that the IOS ...
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Handling touch input with Event Trigger

I wrote a simple script to control my 'Player' object: using UnityEngine; using System.Collections; public class PlayerMovement : MonoBehaviour { public float jumpVelocity = 10; ...
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How to move an UIView along a curved CGPath according to user dragging the view

I'm trying to build a interface that the user can move his finger around the screen an a list of images moves along a path. The idea is that the images center nevers leaves de path. Most of the ...
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Skipping glReadPixels and reading iPhone's “VRAM” directly

I'd like to rapidly capture "screenshots" of my OpenGL ES iPhone game and turn them into a video. I've tried the following approach (it works but degrades the game play to an unacceptable level): ...
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Am I allowed to release an app I developed with Xcode on windows?

I want to develop an app for the iOS app store, but don't want to invest in a mac since they start very expensive. So I considered running Xcode via VMware using OSX Lion on my windows 7 computer. ...
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Cross platform development tool/platform for the modern indie game developer?

I'm a Flash developer, but I think it's time to think of other avenues. Ideally I want to be able to write once but be able to deploy to as many different platforms as possible, so iOS AND Android.......
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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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What 2D engine can I use to port my flash game to iOS and Android? [closed]

I would like to port my 2D flash game to Android and iOS. Is there any cross platform engine you could recommend? Corona is the only promising one I have found so far.
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Map file format for Real-time strategy game

I am planing to create a 2D RTS game on iPhone using cocos2d, besides the tile map, any other suggestion for storing the map details for the game? Would be nice if a GUI editor is also provided.
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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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Let a time counter working when an app is closed?

Can we let a time counter working even if an app is closed? I would like to add a timer so that we have to wait XX seconds/minutes before a building is created in a game. I don't want to use an ...
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Do I need any knowledge of Objective C to port a game to iOS using Unity3D?

I have no experience with Objective-C and I know iOS simply as a user of iphone and ipad devices. Now, I know that Unity3D can port my game to iOS without needing to know Objective C (that's what ...
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Using pixel art on small high resolution screens

I'm making a game and I would like to utilize pixel art as my style. But I faced a problem, modern displays on my target platform (iOS) have extremely high resolution. So if my artist makes me some ...
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For a real-time PvP game, what network service would get the job done?

The game is between two players, real time, and has to be very synchronized - latency will certainly favor one player over the other. It's built for iOS and Android and every touch on one end has to ...
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Optimizing graphics for an iOS flash game

A friend of mine and myself are working on a flash developed iOS (and later Android) puzzle board game. He's a developer and I'm a designer/developer so (no surprise) we have different points of view. ...
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iOS Game that Runs Continuously in Background

I'm trying to understand the most logical way of creating an iOS game that runs continuously in the background. For example.. you have tower and enemy waves. The game has endless enemy waves even ...
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Minimum target iOS version for games

I have noticed lately on the App Store many games have been updated to require a minimum of iOS 4.3 to run thus eliminating support for 2nd gen devices (iPod Touch 2nd gen and iPhone 3G). It is now ...
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Sync clocks on a real time multiplayer game - Is this ok?

I'm developing a multiplayer game through Gamecenter in unity with prime31 plugin. This is how I sync the clocks of the two players (right now there will only be 2 player in one match), and I wanted ...
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Game Development at iOS, Android and PC with OpenGL ES

I'm beginning iOS apps development, and my aim is to make games to launch on App Store. But I want to know if it's possible to program a game on Xcode with OpenGL ES (C++ game logic), integrate it on ...
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What is the proper use of CADisplayLink, and where do I put game logic?

I have an iOS OpenGL ES 2.0 game and currently have a CADisplayLink with a :render method. In this render method I do all the game's logic updates and drawing. Is this correct? Or should my game ...
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Simulating a 3D body with a skeleton in iOS

I would like to make an iOS application that simulates a 3D body with joints and bones, but I am not sure how to do that. The aim of the app is that you can move its arms around and throw it around (x ...
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Objective-C or C++ of game engine header file for iOS developers?

We've developed a game engine written in C++. Now we are preparing our game engine for iOS developers. I guess that many game developers use C++ or Objective-C for their game apps. So I think we ...
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How do I make a turn based game for two players who play with different devices on iOS?

I only have experience in physics-based games in cocos2d. I want to develop a turn-based game in Cocoa Touch (iOS). Two players will play this game on different devices which connect via Bluetooth or ...
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OpenGL ES on iOS Books

I was wondering if someone has read both the: iPhone 3D Programming And OpenGL ES 2.0 books and have an opinion if one is better than the other? I'm basically wanting to get into doing 3D ...
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iOS Sprite Kit - Blend Mode Effect

This question builds upon the following question: How can I achieve a good fire effect with alpha blending and particles? I want to achieve the visual effect of using SKBlendModeAdd on a black layer, ...
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Give people your app for free [closed]

I was wondering how developers can give some people (like family) their paid apps for free? Or even give paid in app purchases for free. I'm not talking about the promo codes, i believe they only last ...
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What are the pros. and cons. of different representations a custom geometry format for a mobile based engine?

I am trying to create 3D model importer for my mobile based engine. These are what I am considering: Convert .obj file to text based structure like JSON or custom. So, basically, convert .obj ...
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How do I make my iOS game free for users who 'like' it on Facebook?

I've seen a game for free on iOS when the user 'likes' a page. Though it appears the promotion was run by Apple, not the developers of the game being given away. How can I make my game free for a ...
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How to create a 2D ocean effect in cocos2dx and box2d for iphone, android, windows phones

Currently my game needs a top ocean view. Can this ocean effect done using box2d? or should I dive into write my own physics (liquid/water simulation). Ideas and suggestions are welcome.
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Displaying animations during loading screens

Games like Karateka (which uses UDK) seem to be able to asynchronously load GL assets as well as display animation. The splash is incredibly short, then presumably their glView shows up. I can think ...
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iOS game integrated with Facebook - Random game

How could I implement a random game for iOS via Facebook. I registered my game with Facebook and done everything so far... Can Facebook do such a thing? EDIT I connected my app to Facebook, I can ...
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Bad FPS for smaller size (OpenGL ES with SDL)

If you saw my other question, well, there is still a little problem: Click here to watch on youtube Basically, the frame rate is very bad on the actual device, where for some reason the animation is ...
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How to store and update data table on client side (iOS MMO)

Currently I'm developing an iOS MMO game with cocos2d-x. The game depends on many data tables (Excel file) given by the designers. These tables contain data like how much gold/crystal will be cost ...
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OpenGL ES 2 - glSwapBuffers?

this is what i do to blit FBO onto screen in ViewController: [m_Context presentRenderbuffer:GL_RENDERBUFFER]; but i need something like glSwapBuffers, so that i can call it somewhere from the ...
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How to use Kobold2D/Cocos2D to create a turn-based iOS 5 Game Center game?

I've searched for information on this, but cannot find it, is this not something you can do yet with Kobold2D/Cocos2D? or are there options I've missed?
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Efficient Bullet Firing Class

I've been struggling with this for a while. I have been trying to create a bullet pool class for a game I have made that doesn't cause a significant fps drop. I have tried creating a bullet pool ...
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Are mobile devices a viable platform/market for “User-Generated Content”-based games?

I intend to do a lot of research into this, but I know this community has a knack for delivering hard-to-find gems of knowledge, so I figured I'd ask here first. Preamble (My Situation) I'm ...
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Collisions between sprites in SpriteKit

I'm making a game in XCode using SpriteKit. The game has a player and different types of projectiles that he has to avoid. When the player collides with the projectiles, the score changes and the ...
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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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How to detect collision on specific part of the sprite node

I have a spike and a ball is falling down, when the ball touches the top point of the spike, I want to make the ball invisible, and when it touches on the other part i.e on the sides I don't want to ...
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Viewport Pixels trouble - Intel XDK

I'm creating a game in Intel XDK, and using their API to get the viewport width and height. These are coming back at 1122 pixels and 746 pixels, respectively. When adding my text at 150 pixels down ...
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OOP in cocos2d for ios

I have been pulling my hair out trying to make an object in cocos 2d that is a CCSprite (with an image) and a CCLabelBMFont. I tried making a CCNode object and I tried making a custom CCSprite object ...
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How do I run an iPhone GameSalad App on an iOS Device?

I have made a simple game application with GameSalad . It runs fine in the iPhone simulator after loading the GameSalad Viewer but doesn't work in the device as it gives a code signing error. If I ...
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GLSL Shader Solution for Ambient Occlusion?

For the iOS app I am writing I want to incorporate some aspects of ambient occlusion for photo manipulation. Can someone suggest a GLSL approach that will work. Realtime performance is not super ...
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What are my tool options to prototype a 2D online multiplayer game? [closed]

I'm looking for the best tool to allow me to quickly put together a 2D game that relies largely on networking. It's extremely likely that this game will require a server side program to constantly run....
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in iOS, does CADisplayLink automatically control the app's 'timestep'?

I'm writing an iOS game that uses OpenGL ES 2.0. I have my 'OpenGLView' which contains a - (void)setupDisplayLink { CADisplayLink* displayLink = [CADisplayLink displayLinkWithTarget:self ...
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Which is better for mobile games, PNG or SVG? [closed]

I want to make several 2D games for mobile platforms, mainly using Qt for iOS, Android, Symbian, MeeGo and whatever supported by Qt. I've made one game already using PNGs. Now I'm thinking of making ...
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Moving a big set of box2d bodies in an iOS endless side-scroller game (such as Canabalt)

I am working on an iOS endless-running game (Robot Unicorn, Canabalt, etc). I'm using box2d for the Physics and Collision Checking and cocos2d for graphics. To achieve the notion of an endless level, ...
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Unity NGUI Arial Label looks different in iOS after updating Unity to 5.1.1

I am using NGUI and I have a UILabel. It uses Unity dynamic font Arial. Bold. No effects. This is how it looks in the Unity editor: And that's how I want it to look. When I build it in iOS, it ...