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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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Unity 3d: Animating Offset on a Quad is causing stretching issue only with iOS devices - Using Wrap Mode: Repeat

I added a 3D Object > Quad and added a graphic on it with the Wrap Mode set to Repeat. I'm animating the Offset to scroll the repeating image for a parallax effect. Everything is working perfectly ...
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How can I determine the size of my app store bundle?

I made a very simple game. It only has Facebook, and Twitter share icons but it does have Ad Networks SDKs and adapters. My entire folder that contains all the SDK's is currently 200mb. The inmobi SDK ...
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How can I describe a square in OpenGL ES 2.0?

I need to draw a Tic-Tac-Toe board in Xcode using OpenGL ES 2.0. I am new to graphics programming and can't find good information on drawing a square in opengl es in iOS. I looked at Ray's tutorials, ...
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How can I play user-provided music stored on the phone inside my game?

I am creating a car game. Is any way to play the music stored on the phone inside the game? I'd like the player to choose files that are already on their device and hear them played in the game. For ...
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Unity crash on iOS - GameObject.SendMessage()

Unity Version: 5.3.2p2 It's crashing from within Unity's internal code when doing a GameObject.SendMessage() call, it should be noted that this particular line itself is not the source of the crash (...
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Why is SCNNode.rotation property a four dimensional vector?

I don't understand why SCNNode's rotation property is a SCNVector4 instead of a SCNVector3. The documentation states that: The four-component rotation vector specifies the direction of the rotation ...
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Pathfinding: longest route along tiles of same type

I'm programming a simple tile-based puzzle game, and I've gotten stuck trying to work out a pathfinding algorithm. Here's how the game is set out: The game board is (arbitrarily) 8 tiles wide by 8 ...
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How could I access game data from a dev machine at runtime from a mobile platform?

When working on a game on a mobile platform, having read/write access to game data (assets, configuration files) stored on the dev machine at runtime would enable building of tools to quickly iterate, ...
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Can't call GameCenter in my Unity game for iOS

I'm trying to integrate Game Center into my Unity 5 project and facings troubles. It seems that authentification is OK when the game starts on iOS device, a notification appears, but leaderboard ...
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ArgumentNullException Parameter name: format [closed]

I have made a simple game using Unity with Vuforia and exported for Android and iOS. It works fine on Android, but on iOS it crashed and gave the error: ...
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2D Soccer Goal Net

I want to make a 2D soccer game on iOS, I started with SpriteKit and got the ball physics working. Now, I could make the goal simple and static, but I'd love to make it make it elastic like a real ...
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Cross-platform C++/OpenGL ES development (iOS/Android) [closed]

I already have reasonable experience with C++ and OpenGL, and I have recently decided to try out mobile game development. After successfully creating a simple OpenGL ES Android app using Java, I ...
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What is the more appropriate way to implement a health bar in iOS?

I'm building a game a pokemon like rpg game in iOS using Swift. I'm currently in the process of making graphics and is in the dilemma of either just using a health bar blank and dynamically changing ...
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How to set up a game loop for a project targeting iOS?

I'm a fellow game programmer who's done many game engines in Game Maker 8.1, Visual Studio XNA and MonoGame with C#, and one in Java Android with Eclipse. I'm very used to C# and love it plus the VS ...
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In what size should i design sprites for unity iOS? [closed]

I am developing a 2D platform game in unity.I have conceptualised the game and have to design the art assets/sprites, but the problem is at what resolution or size do i design them? If I target the ...
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Apple iOS review and interpreted code download/execution

I'm looking for some information regarding two specifics rules of the App Store Review guidelines. More specifically rules 2.7 and 2.8 : 2.7 Apps that download code in any way or form will be ...
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Sprite orbiting on a point

I was wondering how to make a Sprite do an orbit on a determinated point in SpriteKit. I tried to set the anchorPoint of the Sprite orbiting with the center point ...
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Multiple inputs for Google Cardboard on iOS and Android?

So far I am having a problem with having only a singular input mechanism (the magnetic trigger) for Google Cardboard games. Are there any other options to augment this in order to have at least two ...
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swift fast enumeration on MDLAsset not working

I load an MDLAsset from my main bundle and get an compile error when fast iterating the asset object. Type 'MDLAsset' does not conform to protocol 'SequenceType' ...
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SpriteKit Obj-C – How to add a force on a node a certain distance according to screen size

I have an SKSpriteNode that I'm trying to throw up to a certain point on the screen. I've tried applying an impulse and/or force according to the screen size, but that has strange results. I've also ...
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create ipa without RoboVM in a project libgdx [closed]

I am creating an application with libgdx , and I wish I could produce an IPA without using RoboVM , because since version 1.9 became a fee . I saw on the original documentation that you can do with ...
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Objective-C SpriteKit – How to make a circle of buttons [closed]

I have some code in a project already, but I'd like to change it up a bit. Currently, my code creates an empty node called _buttonLayer and then create some buttons ...
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Unity XCode build linker error

We are trying to build a Unity game in Xcode but keep getting this error: ld: '/Users/Pero/Documents/GitHub/MyGame/XCodeProject/Pods/GooglePlayGames/gpg-cpp-sdk/ios/gpg.framework/gpg(libgpg.a-...
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Unity apple/google ID access?

After extensive Googleing I have not come up with a way to access Apple ID's or Google ID's from unity running in respective devices. Either ID's or something else unique to the accounts logged in. I ...
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Black bar in beetween the image when Background move infinite

I'm trying to scroll my background forever and so I'm using the background image twice. When the first one goes off screen, it should relocate to the end of the second one. However, there seems to be ...
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Symbol not found Error in Unity3d - IOS Buid in Xcode

I new to IOS build , when i try to build following error showing I using Unity 5.2.1f1 and Xcode 7.0.1(7A1001) . Previous unity version was 5.0.1 , in that version , same error was found thats ...
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Best practice for implementing overall / weekly / daily highscores?

So I'm setting up social leaderboards and I want there to be daily weekly overall high scores. The way the scoring works is each score is tied to a user after the user logs in so the scores need to ...
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Perspective correct texture mapping in iOS Metal

I tried various ways of getting the interpolation work and generate a perspective correct image, but none of the suggested ways works. My current code is: ...
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How to implement 'Fog of War' in SpriteKit or Cocos2D?

Take a look at the image below from the game Warcraft 2. There's a darkened area (like a fog) that represents the limits of the 'field of view' -- to the effect that you would not see any enemy ...
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iOS game center game is out of sync

I've been building a game center game for iOS and it works great so far. I finally started testing the game and theres (obviously) some latency, which is causing the game to be out of sync. ...
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Can I use PARSE for creating turned based Game?

I am working on creating a Turned - Based game similar to "Draw Something". I want to replace the Game Center feature with my own server using PARSE. Replace in terms of all game logic like Match ...
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Screenshot always returning as a white image on iOS using robovm and libgdx

I am trying to take a screenshot for sharing on social media. This code works on my Desktop project, but when I use it on iOS it always shows up as a white image, I am using the standard libgdx code ...
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Does Apple allow customers to play over Bluetooth?

I'm a beginner in app development so sorry if my question is cheap :( I wanted to start developing a card game and i was wondering if apple allows customers to play over Bluetooth or not ( on ...
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spritekit sidescroller how to move hero through the level

I am trying to learn spritekit by working my way through developing a simple side scrolling game, but I cannot find a clear answer on how to move the hero through the level. The width of my ground ...
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How to calculate final force vector for the SKSpriteNode

I am creating space game which has an effect similar to black hole's gravitational effect. Wherever the spaceship is going, the black hole will attract it, summing up all the vectors together. I know ...
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Collisions between sprites in SpriteKit

I'm making a game in XCode using SpriteKit. The game has a player and different types of projectiles that he has to avoid. When the player collides with the projectiles, the score changes and the ...
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How do I create a simple RPG game server? [closed]

I'm working on a Sprite Kit game. I'd like to make it a true multiplayer game, by which I mean that each person joining the game has their own camera. I've seen tutorials on multiplayer games where ...
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How to parse HTTP response (JSONdata) in cocos2d-x

I am making a HTTP request to a server and I am getting data from the database. Now I want to parse the JSON data and get the data into variables like this: ...
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Monetize solitaire game [closed]

I recently released my first game - solitaire for ios. What the best way to monetize game? Options I have in mind: In-app purchase themes (cards, backgrounds etc...) Ads subscription (remove ads) ...
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How do I create an in-app update for a mobile game?

I'm researching how to make an in app update on mobile game. When there is a hotfix, or an update, I don't want users to have to go to Play store, or App Store to update, but rather for them to ...
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LibGDX Deployment questions

A few questions from LibGDX newbie: How do you deploy a Mac/Windows app? If Mac app, can this be deployed to Mac App Store? Do you need to pay monthly (for RoboVM) for iOS development/deployment? I ...
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How to fill in crevices on a height map

I am a very experienced iOS Developer, but I am beginning my very first foray into 3D graphics (specifically with SceneKit). I'm trying to model a planet, and I have it working with a height map ...
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Implement ARToolkit SDK for Augmented reality for iOS application

I am actually new to Augmented Reality and I have to make a simple augmented reality app of rendering a 3d object over camera view in iOS (Not with Unity!). I have downloaded the ARToolKit and ...
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Render cylinder tube along 3D Path

I'm working on a roller coaster game, and I have computed a function that represents the path of the track in the 3D space. Since the track will be tubular and will be dynamically generated(as opposed ...
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How can I clearify users my controlls?

In my game I use a really simple control mechanic to control a character on screen. But my problem is that users do not understand this control. Beside a little delay problem they work this way: ...
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How can I avoid a delay with continues touch detection in swift?

I want control a character on my screen with a continuous swipe gesture. As soon as I do a swipe +x or -x my character moves ...
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Turn Based Game Match Data in iOS

Hi I’m working on turn based game development using turn based API from Apple’s GameKit framework. My game is 2 player strategy game. Currently I’m facing the issue match data update on game play ...
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Developing an iOS/Android game with the free Unity license - feasible?

I recall, when I looked up the Unity license comparison page several months ago, seeing that some iOS/Android features were disabled for the Free license. However I can't seem to find that page now, ...
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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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Cardboard on iPhone 5 doesn't render on stereo

Has anyone ran into this? I'm on Unity 5.1.1p3, Cardboard Unity Integration v0.5 (5/28/2015) and an iPhone 5 running iOS 8.3 (12F70). I made a game that uses Cardboard and on an iPhone 6 the ...

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