Objective-C is a general-purpose, high-level, object-oriented programming language. It's mainly used for game development on Apple iOS and Mac OS devices, however it's not limitied to this platforms.

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How to design a leaderboard?

This sounds like an easy thing but when I considering the following Many players Some have played many games and some just started Different type of statistics On what information should the ...
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How do I randomly create and store enemy data for my iPhone game?

In my game you need to protect something from enemies. There can be many on the screen at once. But I don't know how to create the enemies randomly, and how I can save the data to each enemy? Can give ...
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How to use Irrlicht with Objective-C?

Irrlicht uses namespaces, a C++ feature not available in Objective-C: /* In the Irrlicht Engine, everything can be found in the namespace 'irr'. So if you want to use a class of the engine, you have ...
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What resources are available for Mac OS game development?

Are there are any modern resources on how to develop games for Mac OS? I suppose this would include objective c, cocoa and opengl 3+. The book Beginning Mac OS X Game Development with Cocoa looks ...
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Objective-C to plain c iPhone game performance improvements

I'm testing a 2D OpenGL ES based iPhone game on both the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 4. It runs great on the iPhone 4... and pretty well on the 3G. The game state is updated at 60 Hz... and the ...
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Connect 4 Iphone game

I'm new to game development and development in general, I want to make a Connect 4 game. I have made a few simple game tutorials and I decided I wanted to make my own game now. I figured a connect 4 ...
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Very simple open source games in various languages?

Are there any very simple open source games available just to demonstrate the basics of the programming techniques? Preferably something which fits in to a couple hundred lines of actual code. ...
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Sending a struct containing a string over network

I'm trying to send structs as neatly sorted packets using iPhone Game Kit.. I have a struct which looks like: typedef struct { int coolStuff; char playerID[100]; } MyStruct; Then I'm using ...
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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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Cocos2D collision detection against a random shape

I would like to brainstorm a few ways of handling how to detect a collision between a sprite and a user generated shape of some sort. For example. There are 3 objects on the screen. The user takes ...
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Storing game state at exit on the iPhone with Objective-C

How would you store your game state at exit for an iPhone game written in Objective-C?