Questions tagged [ios]

iOS is an operating system for mobile devices created by Apple Inc. It runs on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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RTS game engine for iOS/iPhone

Anyone know any free or non-free RTS engine that can be used for iOS game development?
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Are there any implemented game controls like a screen (thumb) joystick? - iOS

I'm looking for some open source game controls. Especially I'm looking for a thumb screen joystick to move a character on the screen, something like a touch circle. Are there any open source ...
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Mobile game monetization idea - pay to remove ads?

Has anyone tried a free app/game with Apple's iAds with an in-app-purchase to remove the ads? Just wondering if this works. A friend mentioned that some apps do this... is this a common and/or "user-...
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Best memory allocation strategy for iOS?

I'm debating myself about memory allocation on iOS. I write most of my code in C++ and I really like using ObjectPools, FreeLists, etc. In order to pre-allocate a lot of the stuff that I'll be ...
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Multiplayer game communication framework for mac/ios

(Cross post from stackoverflow) I am creating a multiplayer 2D game for Mac and iOS devices. I'll be using cocso2d for graphics/game engine, however I am largely blank on what to use for multiplayer ...
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Restricting joystick within a radius of center

I'm using Unity3d iOs and am using the example joysticks that came with one of the packages. It works fine but the area the joystick moves in is a rectangle which is unintuitive for my type of game. I ...
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What is an active Indie iOS development community?

I've just gotten into iOS development, and would love to develop some games, but need inspiration/support, all that stuff a great community gives you. Does anyone know of a community to get involved ...
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What's the recommended bitrate for Background Music in iPhone Games?

What is the recommended bitrate for Background Music in iPhone Games?
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What programming languages would be used to make an Apple App like Angry Birds or Cut the Rope? [closed]

I'm currently working in the Multimedia industry and although I'm better at design then development. I have knowledge of HTML, CSS, very basic jQuery, Actionscript. What programming Languages would ...
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Promoting independent iOS games [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are effective marketing strategies for iPhone games? I'm interested in promoting my latest iOS game. What have you done that really helped spread the word? Any smaller ...
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What technology would you use to communicate between an iOS game and a Lua-based AI server?

What technology would you use to communicate between a two-player,turn-based, board game (like checkers or Othello) running native on iOS, and a remote game server The remote game server is just the ...
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Recommended hardware for developing ios games? [closed]

I know you have to have mac os x to use xcode and thus to develop/compile apps for the iphone. And I'm not exactly wanting to go the hackintosh way, so I'm looking at buying a used mac. What specs ...
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How can I convert a paid iOS game to a free game with in game purchases?

I have developed a game for iOS that has had a decent amount of downloads, but I think I would get significantly more revenue if I were to convert the game to free to play, with in app purchases (...
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How can I move an object around the screen in cocos2d?

I am trying to move the object around the screen using cocos2d. I have this code: ...