Here's the scoop on building and marketing great games for the iPhone and iPad
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.
Games for the iPhone are among the hottest apps in Apple's App Store
Learn to build two game applications – from beginning to end
Written by successful mobile app developers, this guide begins with how to get started, including downloading the SDK and filling your toolbox
Covers programming with Objective-C and Cocoa, what makes a good game, graphics, and creating good mobile apps
Explains how to market your game through the App Store
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.
From the Back Cover
Start a fun hobby or a new career — create cool games for the hottest devices around!
Got an idea for a fun iPad
or iPhone game but don't know what to do with it? Read this book and you will! You'll see how to design games that play wonderfully on the small screen, what's involved in becoming a registered developer, how to work with the SDK, key features of game architecture, how to market your games, and more. Get your game on!
What makes a good game? — learn the fundamentals of good game design
Put on your developer's hat — become a registered Apple developer, learn how iOS games work, and understand the SDK
The stuff games are made of — build a native user interface, explore game architecture fundamentals, learn to animate objects in iOS, and grasp the basics of OpenGL
Keep score and get social — set up a scoring system and learn to tie your game into social networks like Facebook
To market, to market — get your game into the App Store and boost marketability with such bonus features as gestures, shaking, external displays, and ad-supported revenue
Open the book and find:
The latest and greatest on the iPad
, iPhone 4, and iOS 4.0
Elements of great game design and architecture
Why you need to be a registered Apple developer
Why scoring is critical
How to debug your games
What provisioning is and why you need to know
Important social aspects of game design
Key differences between games on the iPad
and the iPhone
Build an actual game from start to finish
Recognize what makes a good game for Apple's mobile devices
Use Objective-C, Cocoa, OpenGL ES 2.0, and other iOS programming tools
Connect your app to Facebook, get it into the App Store, and market it
About the Author
Neal Goldstein has a rock-star reputation among iPhone developers. He wrote iPhone Application Development For Dummies and frequently speaks at conferences.
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.
Paperback: 508 pages
Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (November 9, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-0470599105With a Premium account you can download files having Fullspeed,no waiting !
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