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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Making a 2d puzzle game like Unblock Me for iOS and need advice.

I have a simple game on the Apple App Store written entirely in Objective-C and Cocoa Touch. I would like my next game to be like the Unblock Me game or Auqeduct where you have to drag pieces around ...
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iPhone 3D Game Development using Maya?

I'm reading up on 3D game development for the iPhone. I'm looking into programs like Unity for 3D development. My question is are these the best ways to go for 3D development for the iPhone-Unity or ...
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Mono and/or MonoGame for Android and iOS Experiences [closed]

I was wondering if anyone has any experience of using Mono and/or MonoGame for cross platform game development, particularly with regards to Android and iOS games development. Key things are; What ...
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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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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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BOX2D Kinematic Platform with parallax layer

I am using a kinematic body for my moving platform on x-axis, so I set the linear velocity to b2vec2(5,0). When the player jump on the platform, it works like it is suppose to. But the thing is ...
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Creating new games on Android and/or iPhone

I have a succesfull Facebook poker game that is running very nicely. I was asked if I can port my game to other platforms - mainly mobile devices (phones as well as tablets, would tablets need a ...
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Need ideas on how to give my levels structure

I am making an iOS game for a project at school. It is going to be a tiny bit like Fruit Ninja, as in it will have different things on the screen, and when you hit them, they die, and you get points. ...
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App Store: Profitability for Game Developers

Recent days, I've been spending significant time in discovering chances of profitability of AppStore for developers. I have found many articles. Some of them are highly optimistic, while other are ...
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How to load a text file from a server into iPhone game with AS3 in Adobe AIR?

Im creating an iPhone game with Adobe AIR, and I want to be able to load a simple text msg into an dynamic text box on the games front screen from my server (and then be able to update that text file ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Parallax Background Size

If I have three scrolling/continuous parallax backgrounds, what should be the ideal size (width/height) of the background images assuming I am going to support all devices including the new iPad? ...
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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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Strange and erratic transformations when using OpenGL VBOs to render scene

I have an existing iOS game with fairly simple scenes (all textured quads) and I'm using Apple's "Texture2D" class. I'm trying to convert this class to use VBOs since the vertices of my objects ...
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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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Opening URL in browser using C++ with cocos2d-x in iOS [closed]

I'm banging my brain against the wonderful lib xport that is cocos2d-x from the original cocos2d iOS library. What I want to ask is how to open a web link in the safari browser? I don' know how 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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Flash Professional vs FlashBuilder 4.6 for mobile app development

From the marketing materials I see online, it seems to me that FlashBuilder 4.6 is a subset of the functionality available in Flash Professional. If I understand correctly, mobile app development ...
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Is it possible to have a cross platform multiplayer game on iOS?

Does Apple allow socket programming? I figure if I am able to send and receive UDP packets (at least over wifi) the possibility is there.
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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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GameCenter turn based central server

I'm a tad confused about the turn based option with iOS5. Does this take care of everything needed to make a multiplayer turn based game?i.e all the game turn data is stored with apple or do I need to ...
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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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Cocos2D - How to move sprite on the X axis, using the accelerometer

I'm trying to make a vertical shooter, using Cocos2D and a few tutorials. Unfortunately, most tutorials only show how to make an horizontal shooter. Still, I tried to adapt the code from a horizontal ...
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How to move the object(tanker ) on slope image in chipmunk Spacemanager

I have used one polygon shape image (terrain)in my game its just like mountain and now i want to move the tanker on mountain path from one direction to other and then its turn on touching of the ...
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Making filled circles in cocos2d

How can you make filled-in circles in cocos2d? I understand you have to create a new method, but I don't really understand how it works/how to do it. Could someone please provide maybe an example or ...
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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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To move the object (sprite) in all direction with constant speed in touch direction and to follow the touch path

I am developing this game in cocos2d. I want to move a object(airplane) in all direction with constant speed and it should move and flip in the direction of touch point and it should follow path make ...
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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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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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Cocos2d animation problem, [__NSCFString rect]: unrecognized selector sent to instance

I am testing (and learning) animation in Cocos2d using a series of .png's called "splash-x.png". I am getting error and at the first sight i thought it was easy to solve but it turned out that i ...
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How would I implement an endless road the player runs down?

I want to create the illusion that a man is running down a long road i.e. this pic http://camlinecambridgelimited.web.officelive.com/images/road%20graphic1.jpg If you have played Temple Run on the ...
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How to differentiate a tap from a drag

I'm creating an app and I'm trying to make it so I can drag a sprite (with a second sprite on top) around the screen, but if I just tap the sprite some other method should get called. I got the ...
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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 ...
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Unity3D animation and world collisions?

I'm using death animation for my enemies but the problem is that when enemy dies he crosses the walls/world. I want enemy/animation to be pushed back into world when he dies (animation is playing). ...
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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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Securing a TCP connection on iOS for an MMO

I am currently building an iOS MMO and I'm leaning towards using TCP as my networking protocol over the higher level HTTP (for the speed difference and the fact that it does not require the client to ...
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Where does touch control logic go?

I'm creating a game (or app, depending on how you would define it...) where I'm moving objects (with sprites) on the screen. I've got this to half-work in both scenarios, but I can't seem to get it ...
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cocos2d looks like it is well supported and widely used, are there other good choices?

I've been googling a bit and looking for ios game frameworks. It looks like cocos2d has the mindshare, and it looks like it has an active community. It also fits my budget ($0.00), as this is really ...
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Getting the number of fragments which passed the depth test

In "modern" environments, the "NV Occlusion Query" extension provides a method to get the number of fragments which passed the depth test. However, on the iPad / iPhone using OpenGL ES, the extension ...
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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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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 ...
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Flash/Flex/Air and iOS

I'm just a little confused with all of the news recently regarding the cancellation of mobile flash, so was hoping for a little help. I've had a search through and can't find the answers to these ...
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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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Making smooth walk/jump/fly etc animations

i am soon gonna start with developing my own game for the iOS, i have the plan and idea of the game ready. BUT i have 1 question. How do people make such a smooth animation? Lets take for example: ...
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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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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 do you use to support multiplayer turn-based network game for iOS and Android games?

If I'm doing a turn-based card game, what kind of technique do you use to support multiplayer gameplay over Internet? Is it socket? If it's socket, which SDK (CoronaSDK etc.) can provide solid ...
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What is the most secure way to archive a GKScore to be re-submitted later?

I'm looking for the safest way to archive and store a GKScore that needs to be re-submitted to Game Center (say, because the user didn't have a network connection at the time the score was earned). I ...