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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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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How can I scroll sprites when swiping using Cocos2D?

I'm adding 3 sprites (layers) to CCParallaxNode: BGLayer = [CCSprite spriteWithFile:@"Layer.png"]; [_backgroundNode addChild:BGLayer z:2 parallaxRatio:layer1Speed ...
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Trying to simulate a cannon ball

I'm writing a game, and I need to simulate a the path of a cannon ball. I imagine I would have the initial velocity vector, and a vector for gravity. Is there a good tutorial on how to do this? (maybe ...
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Unity3D or UDK or OPENGL from scratch? [closed]

I am just very confused which I should choose in terms of high end game development. The application that I am designing is pretty simple, requires some 3D, and some effects. I am looking at a game ...
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If I were to start an Android or iPhone app or game, what program should I use? [closed]

I don't really know a lot about programming and the only things I do is using codes with Gamemaker, but I have read that it is too basic and it can't be used with iPhone or Android. Is there anything ...
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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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How well does Unity 3d work for both Android and iPhone?

First off this question might be a bit broad so I apologize if it is. I am really just looking for peoples experiences and personal knowledge on the subject. I am looking to create a game for both ...
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How can I initialize 15-20 sprites with the same starting position?

How can I load 15-20 sprites in Cocos2D at the same point (ccp(20,20), which is an alias for CGPointMake) using NSArray? This is what I'm doing now, and it doesn't work: int i,endvalue=3; ...
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How do I create this underwater effect with Cocos2D?

http://vimeo.com/2461697 Hi everyone, I'm trying to create an effect like this, the underwater effect (water distortion). I've looked around and I've seen references to "water caustics" but I'm not ...
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How to port a game from IPad to Iphone [closed]

I just finished developing a 2D side scroll game for the IPad using Cocos2d and Box2d. Now we want to make an IPhone 4 version of the game, but I'm still not sure what is the best way to do it. I ...
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How do I get a Rigged 3D Model made in blender to display and animate on the iPhone?

I have a rigged model in blender of a man walking, I would like to know how to get this to display and animate on the iPhone and if their is a good free game library out their that lets me do it (even ...
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Is it possible to build an app with Corona with only a PC, and expect it to reasonably run well on an iPhone?

So I understand that Corona allows me to "write once," and deploy on both iPhone and Android. And I understand that I cannot get any iPhone app into the app store without having (at the moment of ...
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Network client-server message exchange and clock synchronization help

i'm doing a fast paced physics game that is a table hockey. With two mallets and one puck. The game runs on iphone / ipad and i'm doing the multiplayer part through GameCenter. This is how the ...
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Does Apple currently accept iPhone apps with embedded Lua?

I was researching this and I can't seem to find a concrete answer.
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How can I create a smooth simulation for a fast-paced, multiplayer table hockey game?

I'm adding multiplayer to an iPhone game that we have in our company. It's a sort of 'table hockey' game, with a puck and two mallets. It's a pretty fast game, so I need a smooth experience at both ...
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What are some good books for iPhone C++ game programming? [closed]

I have the book iPhone 3D Programming; this book taught be a lot about overall c++ iPhone application architecture and iPhone OpenGL ES. But a lot of the book is obviously about 3D, so most of the ...
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How can I solve these errors when using SimpleAudioEngine?

I want to use SimpleAudioEngine for the music in a cocos2d game I'm working on. When I import SimpleAudioEngine.h in my game layer I get syntax errors in CVPixelBuffer.h and CMFormatDescription.h. ...
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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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semi 3d walls, should I use sprite sheet or render them 3d?

I'm going to develop a game and this is just a prototype of it's graphics. Knowing that my primary target platform is iPhone, I'm wondering if it's better to create a spritesheet containing all ...
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Meshes crashed memory from CharacterCustomization example

I am trying the CharacterCustomization example from Unity3D which contains two scenes: Dressing room and VirtualWorld, run the VirtualWorld on iPhone, it could run but at last it will crashed, ...
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Has anyone used PhoneGap to make 2D games for the iPhone? [closed]

I love simple casual games. I've been riding the bus a lot recently and so simple, no-brainer games are great fun and well worth the small price I pay on the App Store. It got me thinking... I know ...
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Which is the best model to present the destruction of the building in Box2D? [closed]

We'd like to create a "world-destruction" game. The problem is in choosing the best model for building destruction. On my mind the building would be an array of objects( tiles). Each object would ...
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2D physics performance on iPhone/Android using Unity 3D?

I've been looking into making 2D games with Unity. One thing which concerns me is the performance of the physics engine. Since Unity is a 3D game engine I'm going to have to assume it uses a 3D ...
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objective-c iphone sdk side scrolling

I was making a game and I did the side scrolling like this: if the player get past 150, the player stops moving and the background starts moving. But thats very annoying with placing objects in the ...
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How can I spawn multiple monsters in my game?

I made a little iPhone game in which I want to make multiple monsters spawn. I have one UIImageView called enemy that spawns at beginning of the game. But I want it to spawn many more monsters until ...
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How can I spawn monsters at random locations?

I made a little 2D shooter game for my iPhone. I want monsters to spawn at random locations. But I don't have any clue where to start to make them spawn. I already made the monster image and ...
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What language was used to make Jetpack Joyride? [closed]

As I'm interested in creating games like Jetpack Joyride for mobile devices and so on, I wanted to know what technology was used to create the game. Was it made in Objective-C, Java, Flash or HTML5 ...
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what are the networking features available in iphone?

So far I couldn't find anything on google so I'm asking here: I need to connect two iphones or more to each other for a multiplayer game, what features does iphone api provide? is there some kind of ...
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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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What technology does the iPhone game “Zombie Highway” use?

Does anyone know anything about the technology behind the "Zombie Highway" iPhone game? What 3D engine does it use, especially what kind of tools did they use for the UI animations, transitions, ...
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How do you handle iPhone graphics for both high and low DPI settings?

How do you guys create your game graphics for iPhone? Considering you need a retina version and a nomal one? Do you create a big version of your image, save HD, then resize to smaller version, and ...
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How useful would it be to know a scripting language when developing an iOS game? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do we use scripts in development? I just starting learning iOS game development. I plan to make games using the cocos2d framework. While reading game dev related ...
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Detecting right/left collisions with a bounding box

I'm building a platformer in cocos2d, my first game project. I'm working on movement and collision detection. I'm using a tilemap with a "meta" layer of invisible blocks that are designated ...
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How to decrease velocity constantly?

I am developing a golf game using the GameSalad framework for iPhone. I have one attribute named speed of type integer with value 5000. I also have one boolean attribute named speedControl which is ...
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Recording the gameplay in the game itself?

I'm presently working on a 3D car racing game for the iOS platform. I had to implement a replay system and then record that replay in a video file to upload it to YouTube. I'm only having issues ...
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What's the difference with how Box2D and Farseer behave in terms of collisions?

I've ported my engine to iOS and have been using the C++ version of Box2D. Everything runs fine except on collisions, it seems Box2D and Farseer handle collisions somewhat differently. Anyone know ...
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The best option to multi-platform 2d mobile development [closed]

we are in the process of porting a game from iphone(made with cocos2s) to android(using the andEngine), and it has been a pain to do. So for our next project (a 2d game) we are thinking about using ...
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Help: -[GameScene spiderBelowScreen]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x257f50

I am currently doing the tutorials in the book: "learn iPhone and iPad cocos2d Game Development" by Steffen Itterheim and have been running into problems with the code for the DoodleDrop tutorial, ...
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Dynamic bodies with Parallax Scrolling

I have an object that has a dynamic body. Currently, I'm setting it's position to follow the sprite when the parallax layer move. After a certain event, the object suppose to fall to the ground. ...
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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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Can OpenGL ES help in this game?

I am learning OpenGL ES and I have setup the environment. I believe the best way to learn things is to grab a dummy project and start working on it. So what I plan to do is... Now I want this ...
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velocity question from book iPhone

I am reading an iphone game dev book and I have a question about velocity. mainly it is this line playerVelocity = ccp(playerVelocity.x * dec + acceleration.x * sens, 0); Why do you mutiple the ...
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How do you get textures out of a png file

I have 1 png of many different textures. I want to use these textures in my iphone game using cocos2d. I found the program "Zwoptex" where you can combine many textures to one png and create a plist ...
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Minimum Hardware for iPhone Dev

So I'm planning to get into iPhone dev (2D games). I understand that my only real option is to get a Mac. I'll probably go the MonoTouch route. I'm not sure what hardware to buy; I just want the ...
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Insert object at index, when two objects collide

I have two arrays: one for projectiles, and one for targets. Every target and every projectile has tag, and a tag with color (source code I took from Ray Wanderlich). In my small game, when a ...
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Client/Server networking for mobile games

I am currently considering the pros and cons of two different approaches for networking an Android game. First, I will specify some details about the game and its requirements, and then I will ...
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Where do I store strings? What's an efficient way of loading them?

I'm making a top-down RPG for iPhone. I'm using tilemaps (CCTMXTileMap) and the cocos2d-iphone engine. I've made a class that can handle loading maps and NPCs onto the screen, a class that handles ...
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create a simple tilemap programatically

i am working on a tile roguelike i got some of the basics working using this tutorial http://www.raywenderlich.com/1163/how-to-make-a-tile-based-game-with-cocos2d but i want to be able to create a ...
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The best way to communicate between multiple iPhones/iPads in a card game

I have been looking around for information about this topic but not found what i need. Here is the scenario, i am planning a card based game (cocos2d) where the idea is that up to four players should ...
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Best practices for playing sounds in iPhone games

What are the best practices for playing sounds in iPhone games? Specifically, what are the best practices while playing sounds simultaneously without affecting other processing much. Is there any ...