The iPhone and iPad are the hottest techno-gadgets on the market today, and games for it are even hotter. To help you cash in on the trend, this book shows what it takes to create a good iPhone and iPad game and how to get it into the App Store.
Neal Goldstein, leader of an iPhone app startup company, and his co-authors show you how to build a game that will sell, include quality graphics, market your game through the App Store, and more. Whether you're a programming novice or an experienced developer looking to enter the game market, here's how to get going.
iPhone and iPad Game Development For Dummies can start you on a fun hobby or a lucrative career.
Note: Apple's iOS SDK tools are only accessible on Intel-powered Mac and MacBook devices.
Jon Manning and Paris Buttfield-Addison are the founders of Secret Lab, a game design company that builds fun things for iPhone and iPad when the principals aren't playing games for research.
As the primary programming language for iPhone, iPad, and Mac OS X applications, Objective-C is a reflective, object-oriented language that all programmers must know before creating apps. Assuming no prior programming language experience, this fun-and-friendly book provides you with a solid understanding of Objective-C. Addressing the latest version of Xcode, debugging, code completion, and more, veteran author Neal Goldstein helps you gain a solid foundation of this complex topic, and filters out any unnecessary intricate technical jargon.Assumes no prior knowledge of programming and keeps the tone clear and entertaining Explains complicated topics regarding Objective-C with clarity and in a straightforward-but-fun style that has defined the For Dummies brand for 20 years Features all material completely compliant with the latest standards for Objective-C and Apple programming
Objective-C Programming For Dummies is the ideal beginner book if your objective is to venture into iPhone, iPad, and Mac OS X development for the first time!
Authors Jon Manning and Paris Buttfield-Addison (iOS Swift Game Development Cookbook) provide a top-to-bottom overview of Unity’s features with specific, project-oriented guidance on how to use them in real game situations. Over the course of this book, you’ll learn hands-on how to build 2D and 3D games from scratch that will hook and delight players. If you have basic programming skills, you’re ready to get started.Explore the basics of Unity, and learn how to structure games, graphics, scripting, sounds, physics, and particle systemsUse 2D graphics and physics features to build a side-scrolling action gameCreate a 3D space combat simulator with projectile shooting and respawning objects, and learn how to manage the appearance of 3D modelsDive into Unity’s advanced features, such as precomputed lighting, shading, customizing the editor, and deployment
KSP is incredibly realistic. When running your space program, you’ll have to consider delta-V budgets, orbital mechanics, Hohmann transfers, and more. This book is perfect for video game players, simulation game players, Minecrafters, and amateur astronomers.Design, launch, and fly interplanetary rocketsCapture an asteroid and fly it into a parking orbitTravel to distant planets and plant a flagBuild a moon rover, and jump off a crater ridgeRescue a crew-mate trapped in deep space