Sprite Kit is a 2D rendering engine from Apple for iOS and OS X games. It provides rendering and animation for sprites, basic sound playback support and physics simulation.

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Is it possible to detect contact with every frame change when using an animation in SpriteKit?

Is it possible to detect contact with every frame change when using an animation in SpriteKit? For example, if I have two nodes of a person walking, I want to detect contact with the ground each time ...
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How to choose a SKSpriteNode randomly?

I want to choose from 4 enemies using random and present it on scene. For that purpose I've made this: func enemyPicker() -> SKSpriteNode { var enemyArray = [mouse, robot, drone, block, bird] var ...
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How do you set multiple collision rules with Swift and SpriteKit?

So basically I've got 2 types of balls and 2 types of enemies. Green can delete red only, red can hit delete only. Here's what I have for the first collision test: func didBeginContact(contact: ...
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Orientation of SKNode in followPath Swift

I'm developing a game like price wheel where I need to touch the correct answer. For now I find replies where people says: Set yScale of SKNode to -1. Or Set xScale of SKSpriteNode to xScale ...
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An archery's arrow should be a node or particle?

I am using Sprite Kit to do game development. I would like like to design an archery with arrow. Should I use the arrow as one of the node? If so, it is a concern to have too many arrow on the screen, ...
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SpriteKit Game State Management

I've created a SpriteKit Mac OS X app and I am using a simple finite state machine to manage the game states. I've seen some solutions, especially for C++ games, where a GameState class and a ...
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Sprite Kit - keeping character level with the terrain 2d endless runner

I've been trying to figure this out exhaustively for the past few days and still haven't found an answer. I have an endless runner built using swift where the character is fixed and the terrain moves ...
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Trouble drawing repeating and scrolling screen elements from a 2d array for an endless runner in swift [closed]

I've been trying draw level segments for an iOS endless runner using 2d elements that repeat forever. I have a class that generates a random 2d array, then scene elements are drawn and animated to ...
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Easy SpriteKit question on creating a function

The following code is what I'm working on to animate characters in a SK scene class. I can run the code without building, no problem, but I can't build it and run it; I get one error message: Binary ...
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Spritekit water flowing [closed]

I'm wondering if there is a way in spritekit to implement water flowing through a path? like this water flow Right now I'm generating the path using UIBezierPath and PaintCode Any suggestion? ...
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How does a loop work in game engines? [duplicate]

Recently I started working on a game with the spritekit engine. My question is not about spritekit in specific though, but generally about game engines. When I write a loop and run it (eg while i ...
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Does SpriteKit follow the MVC pattern?

I am currently working on an iOS project called Old Frank that I have been trying to follow a MVC design pattern. The gist of it is. GameObjects(model) <- Scene(controller) -> Sprites "SpriteKit" ...
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CGVectorMake to move SKNode at a certain speed towards the middle of screen?

I am trying to launch my ball sprite towards the middle of the screen at the same speed every time I launch it. let vel: CGFloat = 1000 dx = size.width / 2 - ball.position.x dy = vel - size.height / ...
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Data model design using Core Data and Spritekit

I have a entity called Item, and every item can have two or three bonuses... What would be a good model design in this situation. I can think of something like: To have many optional attributes ...
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Efficiently rendering tiled map on OS X

I'm writing an original (top-down) SimCity clone in Swift and attempting to use SpriteKit as the basis for the game. However, I am running into performance issues when rendering and animating the tile ...
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atan2 : inversed result? (angle 180 is on the right side, angle 0 on the left side)

the result of the angle between my touch and the middle,bottom of the screen gives me 180 when the touch is on the right side of the screen, and 0 when it is on the left. I don't understand why... ...
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How to figure out a vector based on 2 points that add up to a certain value

I am writing a game in which I am representing a velocity with a vector. I have a starting point and a point that I want the object to move towards at a certain speed. (I need the resulting vector's x ...
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How to move dashes towards target?

Would you know how to create a dash line that moves towards the direction of the target, and if it collides with a wall, goes to the opposite angle? I have seen atan2 but I am not sure what it does, ...
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Switching bezierpath to follow SpriteKit swift

I am trying to make it so that a SKShapeNode follows a UIBezierPath. Then when the screen is tapped it switches to another UIBezierPath to follow. I have this functionality working except that when ...
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Making a card game [closed]

I'm making a card game, for mainly knowledge reasons. My tendency to learn so far has been to create and struggle through to have the knowledge at the end. However, I've never made a game before. My ...
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How to approach 360 degree snake without having it “slide”

There's a great question here that helps me a little bit in what I want to do, and it explains it quite well: How To Approach 360 Degree Snake Basically, I want to have a smooth 360-degrees Snake ...
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moving a character in sprite kit

So I've created a game in which a number of tiles are created from a txt file to create a level for the player to navigate through, but I'm having trouble moving the player. func ...
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Hexagonal buttons

I'm trying to create a map of touchable hexagons and the playing area would be like in Catan game. I would like to use Sprite Kit to do the job but is it cabable of doing that? Process goes like ...
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SpriteKit: Is applyImpulse not working correctly?

I am writing a free throwing system and because of this, I created a ball using following code. self.ball.position = CGPointMake(posX, posY) self.ball.fillColor = SKColor.blueColor() ...
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Developing game progress screen [duplicate]

I'm developing an application for iPhone with a screen where the user will track his progress. Something like so, as seen in the Two Dots game: Currently I plan on creating this using constraints ...
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How to randomize the ball direction?

I've started trying a few things with Sprite Kit for Game Development. I was creating a brick breaking game. So I've run into a issue on how to randomize the initial starting direction of the ball. I ...
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iOS8 + SpriteKit. Does a Node Moved Via Pan Gesture Have Velocity in the Physics Simulation?

I have some SKSpriteNodes arranged in a 2D grid. Each has a physics body including mass and charge. I attach a pan gesture to the SKView and a corresponding pan handler to the SKScene. When I pan I ...
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Can someone provide a practical example of decoupling game world updates from frame redraws in iOS?

Please bear with me as I've been spending some time lately trying to get a better grasp of some game dev fundamentals. My specific issue is a direct result of trying to apply what I've read about ...
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Using Tile Maps with cocos2d - how do I handle a large amount of images?

I am building a game where the users (players) can build their own town. There they can build houses, add furniture to the houses etc etc. Basically similar to The Sims. I am using the Tiled Map ...
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Showing keyboard on SKScene and performing action on a sprite node based on key tapped

I am trying to learn SpriteKit and play with some simple sample apps. Currently I am trying to achieve below things: Show keyboard over SKScene If user taps 'A', perform some action on a sprite ...
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How to implement color changing fragment shader?

I have a background of a given size and filled with a given color. I want to change it with an animation effect, starting from the center and spread out until it extends the whole background. The new ...
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Game Center Leaderboard not dismissing

I was implementing Game Center into my app and all was going well except for the leaderboard done button not dismissing the leaderboard even with gameCenterControllerDidFinish added in. I call up the ...
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Understanding CGPoints in SpriteKit

I am planning to place three cards on a view which I add to the background. However I wanted to combine two of the cards and replace the first card position with the new card position. Is there any ...
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SpriteKit - How to jump to specific position?

I'm would like to achieve something like Object A will jump to position A in parabolic way. For example: I am able to make the object jump but i do not know how to calculate to make the object jump ...
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UI rich Strategy/RPG UI - 2D Game Engine or UI Toolkit? [closed]

I'm on the fence regarding the graphics engine of my current game and hope for some advice. This is an UI heavy strategy/rpg. Although the game is played on a (simple) 2D map, it is largely turn ...
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Swinging a sword in Xcode with Sprite Kit

I'm working on making an RPG in Xcode, and I'm having a major gameplay issue when it comes to having my character swing his sword in a way that is realistic and gameplay compatible. Right now, when ...
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How should I structure my code to add enemies?

So I am currently making a 1942-style game in Sprite Kit. I've reached the point where I am finished implementing pretty much everything (movement, shooting (also recognizing a hit and exploding an ...
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How to detect collision on specific part of the sprite node

I have a spike and a ball is falling down, when the ball touches the top point of the spike, I want to make the ball invisible, and when it touches on the other part i.e on the sides I don't want to ...
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iOS Sprite Kit - Blend Mode Effect

This question builds upon the following question: How can I achieve a good fire effect with alpha blending and particles? I want to achieve the visual effect of using SKBlendModeAdd on a black layer, ...
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How do I procedurally generate level like in Dino Run, or Tiny Wings?

I'm looking to create a game like Dino Run, where I will need to create large slopes for a level, procedurally generated. How do I go about this? Do I have to make certain predefined pieces of level ...
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How can I make a character stand on slopes?

First of all, note that I want to understand the principle, so I would prefer explanations in plain english (but of course I have nothing against some code to complement these explanations). I am ...
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How to get the complete width of SKSpriteNode which has many child nodes

I have a Sprite node with many 6 child nodes. Each are placed one after another in X-axis. I want to know the complete with of the Sksprite node. SKSpriteNode *array = [SKSpriteNode node]; [array ...
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Approaches for a clickable map of nations (such as a Risk game) with Spritekit

I would like to create a political map where each country is clickable by tapping but I'm not sure the best way to determine which nation was selected. Imagine Risk where each country can be ...
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Sprite Kit - containsPoint for SKPhysicsBody?

I have a ball bouncing around the screen. I can pick it up and drag it onto a "bucket". When my touches finish, I use the containsPoint function to check and see if I have dropped the ball onto the ...
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SpriteKit Random Movement/Action [duplicate]

So basically i want a sprite to start from a random position and head to a random direction then take a random turn halfway through using CGPathAddCurveToPoint. The part i fail in is how to make it ...
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Mobile: Physics and movement actions

I've been using spritekit for a while for a few small games. One thing I've noticed is that spritekit is the first game framework I've used that allows me to apply move actions to physics bodies. ...
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What units does Sprite Kit use for physics?

I'm developing a simple ball game in Sprite Kit. I need to predict the ball's trajectory, so I went back to my physics book for the equations for acceleration, time, speed and space. The problem is ...