The iPhone smartphone designed by Apple Inc. The first iPhone was introduced on January 9, 2007. The iPhone runs on the iOS platform and can download and install applications from the iTunes app store.

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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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Are July and August bad months to release an iPhone game? [closed]

After one year of indie game development I end my development cycle in summer time. I spoke recently with a marketing advisor and I was told me that I should never release something over the summer as ...
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Cocos 2D - Hold down CCMenuItem

I am using the following code to move a CCSprite left and right. -(id)init{ CCMenuItemImage * moveLeftButton = [CCMenuItemImage itemFromNormalImage:@"Move Left Button.png" selectedImage:@"Move ...
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How to sync game tick in peer to peer game?

I am making a 2-player iphone action game using a synchronization service (in this case Firebase). The service allows state syncing through the internet, but I have to execute all game logic on the ...
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Can we develop a game for iPhone on Windows platform?

Is it possible by any means to have a game developed for iPhone using the iPhone sdk on Windows?
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Determining which edge a collision occurred on in a platformer

First of all, this will be Open Source, and you will be mentioned for the help. We've been programming a Super Mario Remake for the iPhone with Cocos2d for school. It looks pretty great, and we ...
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Which programming language is used to develop an app in corona?

What is Corona & Which programming language is used to develop an application in corona? What physics Engine is corona using? and any other information that is absent in their site?
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Calling CCRepeaForever on CCLabelTTF Makes Label Not Show Up

I have a CCLabelTTF in the top right hand corner of the view. -(void)scrollScoreLabelAndMonkey{ scoreLabel = [CCLabelTTF labelWithString:@"0000" fontName:@"Marker Felt" fontSize:30 ]; ...
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Set texture of a LHSprite that is loaded from LevelHelper

How do i set the image/texture of an LHSprite that is loaded into xCode using levelHelper & spriteHelper? I am using sprite sheets. So i tried to load the image the old fashioned way using ...
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What are effective marketing strategies for iPhone games?

So, long story short, some days ago I published an iPhone game, I think the game wasn't that bad tbh, and still I got only 10 sells at $0.99. Are they any publishers, sponsors, or distributors to ...
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Sound Delay With AVAudio Player

I'm using the following code in my viewDidLoad to load a sound: NSURL * url = [NSURL fileURLWithPath: [NSString stringWithFormat:@"%@/Moto - Hit Sound.mp3", [[NSBundle mainBundle] ...
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Tools for generating texture atlases/sprites from source images? [closed]

Is there an industry standard file format for texture atlases? What are the apps that take a directory of images and turns it into a texture atlas png and a text file describing what's on it? This ...
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Updating OpenGL ES 1.1 based iPhone game to use Open GL ES 2.0

I'm fairly new to anything OpenGL in general. I've made an OpenGL ES 1.1 based 2D iPhone game by working from sample code. I'm under the impression that OpenGL ES 2.0 is substantially different from ...
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iPhone GLSL shader dynamic branching issue

I am trying to pass an array of vec3 as uniform and then iterate through them on each pixel. The size of array varies on situations so I can't make the loop with constant number of iterations. ...
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Using 4096*4096 background image in uinty tk2d

I am new to Unity and I am developing a game using unity its a 2d game i am using tk2d framework. I have a big background image(4096*4096) how can I load this background so only visible part of the ...
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Create cylinder using OpenGL-ES [closed]

I want to draw cone using OpenGL ES I have gone through many links to draw cylinder but I don't have any idea or approach to draw the cylinder. I've seen the gluCylinder function for OpenGL, but no ...
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iSGL3D Occlusion Culling

I was testing a cool 3D Scene Graph Library called iSGL3D. Since I found some functions called alpha culling for displaying partly hidden objects (making the ones in front transparent). I was ...
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Best way to learn iphone game development? [closed]

I know php and some python, but not much c. Where should I start to learn iphone game development? Is there some recommended books/tutorials for beginners? I'm looking at using cocos2d but I'm open to ...
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Make a layer over an image and adjust its co-ordinates by touch

I need to make a layer over an image and adjust the layer to fit to image and get its co-ordinates of the layer. I need to adjust the layer by touch and pinch. The sample image is as below. I need ...
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OpenGL ES multiple indices

I need suggestions for the best method of acheiving what I am trying to do: -Using either OpenGL ES 1.x or 2.x I need to pass a bunch of vertices to the GPU. Each one has 3 attributes: Position, ...
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OpenGL ES screen to world coordinate

I am currently attempting to convert my screen coordinates to world coordinates, to be able to interact with objects. I am using glm and unProject to try and achieve this, so far this is my code: ...
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Should I target a mobile phone or simulation tools are good enough?

I'm starting mobile development, and I would want to know if it's necessary to target a specific smartphone, or nowadays one can run a simulation that will provide accurate data of how the game will ...
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How to get a large quantity of photographs in an app while being memory efficient??

There have been a lot of word games (apps) lately and some use graphics but others use photographs and I was hoping that someone could explain how these games manage to get so many photos in an app ...
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cocos2d - exclude GUI layer transformation

I have a game layer that should be pannable and pinchable and a GUI layer as an overlay that's excluded from the transformations. I added the pinch and pan gesture recognizer to the view and set the ...
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Issues with background coordinate configuration in objective c with runAction?

In my game I want to have two backgrounds going one after the other creating a continuous loop moving to the left. However, right now one goes, and the other does not follow it. Here's what I ...
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As an Android dev, what should I keep in mind for porting to iPhone?

As an Android game developer, what should I keep in mind while developing my game if I ever wanted to cross-platform the game to the iPhone? Any strategies, tips, etc. on porting to both of these ...
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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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Is it better to import photoshop files or illustrator files into flash? [closed]

I was wondering what would be better to import into flash for when I animate. My intention is to animate my characters and objects and then export as a png sequence and make a sprite sheet then take ...
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Is it worth supporting iOS 3.x or iPhone 3G devices anymore when developing a game?

Is it still worth it for a game developer to try and support older devices: iPhone 3G and earlier or to support older OS: iOS 3.x and earlier? Or is it recommended to make use of OpenGL ES 2.0 ...
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Collision Filtering in Box2D

I have four bodies in my Box2D World. Each are polygon shape, with some physics parameters. Now when the game start, I need one of the bodies from the World (BodyA) to not be allowed to collide with ...
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Detect Sprites, they are in Shape or Not which random draw in Cocos2d

I have searched a lot on web and found some of help ful links as exact my question. Link 1 Link 2 But still i am not success to achieve this, i have done some of code lines, as like draw line by ...
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App Programming Question: Converting Code and Project Folders for the Smartphone's OS Compatibility [duplicate]

I was thinking about how does the Angry Bird game for the iOS successfully converted into an Android compatible version. Does it involve using Phonegap or something? When making games for iOS, the ...
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Different iPhone screen resolutions and game graphics

We are developing a 2D game for iPhone using cocos2d-x. The artists are drawing the raster graphic for a resoluion of 640x960. For older iPhone devices, those that have a resolution of 320x480, should ...
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Saving data in games?

I'm soon going to make a game for the iPhone as a school project. My idea was to make a TLOZ remake, with Tiled Maps. However, I'm not quite sure how save the data. In TLOZ you have a lot of ...
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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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Which iPhone/iPod Hardware to Support for iPhone Game

I'm coming from a background of Android. I would like to figure out what kind of iBlah device hardware I need to support for iPhone game development; something like Android's OS distribution stats, ...
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Parallax With Box2d iphone

I am creating the simple game. In that game car will move and obstacles will come in the car way we will have to save that car from that obstacles. What I have done. I have created the car with the ...
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8-bit Game: To pre-scale images, or post scale my Cocos2d scene. Which is the better approach?

I'm wanting to develop a game with an 8-bit feel. Since this game is mostly for my personal enjoyment, I've set a requirement that I want my game to have an 8-Bit feel to it that is most similar the ...
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Is “forcing the user” to accept the terms an acceptable design in a smartphone/iPhone game?

I am about to release my first iPhone game, has been a long project and I involved several people. My lawyer strongly recommended me to add a "terms and conditions" page at the beginning of the app ...
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What is technical specs for iOS platform for a game?

I would like to know when a contractor ask you for a technical specs for iOS platform of a game, what's the description that you should give back to him?
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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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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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Location-based mobile game without data plan

I'm in the planning phases of a mobile-based game that depends heavily on tracking your location (think FourSquare). The main problem I have is storing and tracing location. If a user has a phone ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 texture distortion on large geometry

OpenGL ES 2.0 has serious precision issues with texture sampling - I've seen topics with a similar problem, but I haven't seen a real solution to this "distorted OpenGL ES 2.0 texture" problem yet. ...
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Which platform (server) use for turn based card game?

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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Is there an AIR native extension to use GameCenter APIs for turn-based games?

I'm planning a turn based game using the iOS 5 GameCenter (GameKit) turn-based functions. Ideally I would program the game with AIR (I'm a Flash dev), but so far I can't seem to find any already ...
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Using an iPhone as a controller for a flash game

How can I use an iPhone as a controller for a flash game, as described here?
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Extra fire simulation on iPad device

I have with me an iOS app for iPad which creates a few fire simulations over a png.Well,its working well exactly how we wanted it but when we are testing it on a device,we get an extra fire ...
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Crash when using Cocos2d

Sorry about the poor question title, it's just that this seems to big for a title. So here's the dirt: I am making a game (obviously) and I want the enemies to shoot (not necessarily at the player). ...