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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Is good practice to optimize FPS even when it's above the lower limit to give illusion of movement?

I started over 50 FPS on the iPhone, but now I'm bellow 30 PFS, I've seen most iPhone games clamped to either 60 or 30 FPS, even when 24 or less would give the illusion of movement. I've concidered ...
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Server costs and back loading for mobile devices

A company approached me to design an MMO for the mobile platform and I have the perfect idea for them. My question is how much would a server for a FTP game that has both a PVE element and PVP cost? ...
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How can I make iPhone apps (games) on Windows?

I want to start making iPhone games, but sadly I'm a Windows geek.. Is there a way to make good profesional iPhone games without Xcode/owning a Mac computer? If not, what do you recommend, a Mac ...
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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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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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The technology behind 22can's curiosity [closed]

I don't have alot of experience with mobile apps and I definitely don't know much about MMO's but I was wondering what the basic architecture of a game like that would be (understandably some don't ...
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How to protect Lua scripts in IOS game?

I'm developing an iOS game and was considering putting level info and monster info in a Lua script for ease of use. However, since I'm using Game Center for multiplayer I'm concerned users will ...
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Guitar hero clone and music

I am an indie game developer and I am doing a game similar to guitar hero. I am using tracks composed by musicians and I contacted them to sing a licensing contract. As is my first indie project I ...
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Make game for iPhone only [closed]

From the beginning of development on my game I was hoping to release it as a universal app, but the gameplay simply doesn't work as well on the iPad. Also, it was designed to work on the iPhone ...
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Cocos2d Tiled Dynamic Object Layer

I'm trying to develop a cocos2d tiled based game using a sort of 'dynamic' object layer. What I want to do is after the tiled map is loaded, the user can drag something into the map and that will ...
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$0.99 or Free with Virtual goods - Revenue Model for mobile games

I'm trying to decide between a paid game and a free to play game. Is there research on the pros and cons of each one. I would really appreciate some concrete data on this and not just opinions. This ...
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Crash due to removal of Elements like CCSprite from NSMutableArray

So, here's how it goes. I am currently working on Cocos2d game, which consists of many Obstacles. One obstacle gets added on the screen at an interval of 10 seconds like this. ObstacleSprite* ...
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Lighting get darker when texture is aplied

Im using OpenGL ES 1.1 for iPhone. I'm attempting to implement a skybox in my 3d world and started out by following one of Jeff Lamarches tutorials on creating textures. Heres the tutorial: ...
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Better way to implement iPhone Games targeting iPhone 4, 4S & 5 [closed]

iPhone 5: 4″ at 1146 x 640 resolution retina display iPhone 4, 4S: 3.5″ at 960 x 640 resolution retina display We are developing games targeting iPhone 4, 4S & 5. What graphics ...
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Updating games for iOS 6 and new iPhone/iPod Touch

Say I have a game that runs full-screen on iPhone 4S and older devices. The balance of the game is just right for the 480 x 320 screen and associated aspect ratio. Now I want to update my game to run ...
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How to check battery usage of an iPhone/Android app?

I think the title says Enough. For example Unity can generate you a report how much CPU/GPU power it's using or how fast it's going to drain device battery, but what about the applications developed ...
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iOS Game Center - Quit turn-based games for previous version of app

I have a game on the iOS App Store that uses Game Center for turn-based multiplayer (GKTurnBasedMatch). I recently updated the app with a new game mode and I had to change the network protocol for ...
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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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Wheel rotation, to change velocity of vehicle

I update the velocity of my vehicle like so: [v setVelocity: ((2 * 3.14 * 100 * (wheel.getRotationValue / 360) / 30)) * gameSpeed]; // update on 60 fps this gets velocity on all frames divide by 60 ...
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Looking for feedback on design pattern for simple 2D environment

I'm working in iOS. I am trying to make a very simple 2D environment where there are some basic shapes you can drag around with your finger. These shapes should interact in various ways when dropped ...
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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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Correct use of VAO's in OpenGL ES2 for iOS?

I'm migrating to OpenGL ES2 for one of my iOS projects, and I'm having trouble to get any geometry to render successfully. Here's where I'm setting up the VAO rendering: void bindVAO(int ...
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Costs for developing an Iphone physics game?

I recently made a game demo inspired by a wooden board game where you drop the ball trying to make a score, is fully playable so take a look (Works best on firefox): ...
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Tools need to for low poly model, texture making & lighting in unity3d (iOS) [closed]

I am new to unity3d, i want to create a 3d game i have a team of 3d designers and programmers. My question which software should we use for modelling, texture making and advanced lighting for mobile ...
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Cocos2d: Using single timer/scheduler for multiple sprites

want to know if is it possible to use single timer or scheduler method for multiple sprites ? Like I am now working on a game and there could be any number of sprites and i want to perform some ...
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Creating 2D waveform for Cocos2d game

I'd like to have a Waveform in my iPhone game that I am developing using Cocos2d v2.0. That's the ideal wave I'd like to achieve. A simpler wave which I would still be happy with is this one. ...
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Accelerometer to move player left and right

Please take a look on my code and help me to find problem. I used this tutorial: COCOS2D_ACCELEROMETER_MOVEMENT This works only sometime….some time not move..How can I resolve this problem? Here is ...
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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 make a laser path prediction line like a “slingshot cowboy” game?

How so I make a laser path prediction line like a “slingshot cowboy” game in cocos2d or box2d and select the target like "slingshot cowboy" game.
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How do I identify a collision with a specific body?

How can I identify when the ground body collides with another b2Body? I can use b2ContactListener to be notified of collision events, but how do I tell which bodies collided?
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Best practice for image compression

Which is the best format or best technique to compress images without loss of quality for iPhone/iPad games?
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iPhone game - saving player state data

I am developing my first app for iPhone, using C++ and some Objective C code to interface with ios sdk api. My app is obviously a game. I was wondering where to save the state of the player (in my ...
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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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Game speed cubic growth

Is it possible, using delta in my update method to increase a game speed variable exponentially on cubic growth (the blue line below) My maths isn't great so I'm not sure how the formula would be ...
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How can I make a rectangle to an irregular shape?

I used masking for breaking an image into the below pattern. Now that it's broken into different pieces I need to make a rectangle of each piece. I need to drag the broken pieces and adjust to the ...
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Drawing texture does not work anymore with a small amount of triangles

When i draw lines, the vertices are well connected. But when i draw the texture inside the triangles, it only works with i<4 in the for loop, otherwise with i<5 for example, there is a ...
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Is it legal to use the name of an existing game?

I'm planning on creating an iPhone game titled "Guess Who!". I know there is already a board game with the same title (linked here) so I'm wondering it is legal for me to use this title for my game. ...
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Android / IPhone / Desktop C++ Game Template

I was wondering if anyone has come across any articles detailing how to set up a basic game in C++ for use in Android / IPhone / Desktop applications. My thoughts just now are that I would like to ...
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How can I track the frame rate on a mobile device?

I am trying to track the frame rate when performaing certain actions on my mobile device. Scenario: I open my game via the device browser and run through specific actions. Preferably would like the ...
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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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What fluid simulation system is used in iPhone games? [closed]

Does anybody know what kind of system developers are using for fluid simulation in iPhone games? It doesn't seem like they're using a Navier-Strokes simulation to me.
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Smoothing rotation

I've spent the last three days trying to work out how to rotate a sprite smoothly depending on the velocity.x value of the sprite. I'm using this: float Proportion = 9.5; float maxDiff = 200; float ...
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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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Rotation based on x coordinate and x velocity?

-(void) accelerometer:(UIAccelerometer *)accelerometer didAccelerate:(UIAcceleration *)acceleration { float deceleration = 0.3f, sensitivity = 8.0f, maxVelocity = 150; // adjust velocity based on ...
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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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Design pattern for procedural terrain assets

I'm developing a procedural terrain class at the moment and am stuck on the correct design pattern. The terrain is 2D and is constructed from a series of (x,y) points. I currently have a method that ...
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Corona SDK: Animation takes a long time to play after “prepare” step

First off, I'm using the current publicly available build, version 2011.704 I'm building a platformer, and have a character that runs along and jumps when the screen is tapped. While jumping, the ...
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Make a CCSprite come up from bottom of the screen in intervals

I have a cocos2d iOS app. I have a CCSprite that I need to come up from the bottom of the screen every few seconds (like 2 or 3 seconds). How would I do this?
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How do I approach large companies if I have a killer mobile game idea?

I have an idea for a game that has potential, but I'm not a programmer. How do I tell this to development companies without having my idea stolen? All I want from the company is for somebody to ...
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Rotating Sprite around Y-Axis (2D)

I'm going to be creating a game soon, and part of it involves spinning sprites. The sprites will be spinning around the Y-Axis (imagine a spinning plate on top of a stick, where the stick stands up ...