Questions tagged [spritekit]

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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How should I use Monte Carlo method to simulate some police cars that keep patroling in a tile based map?

I have a tile map (isometric) and I have some police cars that they patrol all the time on the map, there is some building and other cars in map too so they are considered as constraints in my ...
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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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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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Indicate key options in a keyboard-only game

I am creating a music-based app for one of the courses I teach at a high school, so it's not for sale in the app store, it's only for my students to use. I decided to make it keyboard only partially ...
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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 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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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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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 should I set camera in Blender for example to render a sprite which can be used in an isometric map?

I am trying to render some 3D model in blender and use them as a texture sprite in a game which uses Apple’s SpriteKit. I have an isometric map with tiles size : 32 as width and 24 as height, Since I ...
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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 resize the child node fit inside SKSpriteNode when resizing?

I am creating a virtual gamepad for my game, It has one main SKSpriteNode with circle image and four child node(up, down, left, right) with image. When I am using default size for all it looks perfect ...
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Game Sprite Motion

I really like the effect that I see in this video of Mario Party 10 Jewel Drop (at 2:40). It occurs when the four green orbs join together. You'll see a four items with long trails move to the top ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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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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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 and ...
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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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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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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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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 here:...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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. ...
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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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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 ...