Author: insaneplatypusgames

50% Discount extended until 30th April!

Good news! The 50% discount on the Getting Started with SpriteKit book has been extended until April 30th 2016. Don’t lose your opportunity to get the book!

Use the Spritekit50 code or follow this link.

Getting Started with SpriteKit discount

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February #1GAM – We made it!

We have published our ‪#‎1GAM‬ February’s game on the App Store! You can find it clicking on the below image:

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Book: Getting Started with SpriteKit

We are glad to announce the publication of the new book written by our collaborator Jorge Jordán: Getting Started with SpriteKit.

This book is the perfect way of start learning how to easily create amazing 2D games with Sprite Kit and Swift, but also you will learn how you can take advantage of Apple’s game engine to highlight your apps.

Its pages teach how to create a beautiful game ready to be published on the App Store, which includes sprite creation and movement, collision detection, running animations, adding labels and life bars to the screen, or implementing the parallax effect.

On the most advanced chapters you will find how to create an initial screen and how to make a transition to the game screen, how to play music and effect sounds, create particle systems, lights and shaders and how to add a tutorial to your game.

In summary, a wonderful book with all you need to make real your own dreams!

One last thing! You can now take advantage of a 50% discount now available 13th April 2016 until 30th April 2016 by clicking on the below image, using the Spritekit50 code or following this link.

Getting Started with SpriteKit discount

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2048 for Apple Watch

We have another game for Apple Watch available on Chupamobile! This time we have created a replica of the addictive game 2048.

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Purchase this game template and make your own versions to upload on the App Store!

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First impressions of Swift

Have you read the articles about Swift our collaborator Jorge Jordán wrote on the blog of Chupamobile? You can find them here:

¿Habéis leído los artículos sobre Swift que nuestro colaborador Jorge Jordán ha escrito en el blog de Chupamobile? Podéis encontrarlos aquí:

Swift: The Beginning Of The End For Objective-C

A Technical Approach To Swift

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Games developed with Cocos2D-X (I): Line Rangers and Find Something

So far we have being telling you about the potential offer by Cocos2D-X but we haven’t shown you any of the games developed with it. That’s why today we want to introduce you two of these games, free and available on both iOS and Android: Line Rangers and Find Something.

Line Rangers is a tower defense game in which the characters of the instant messaging app Line will help us to defend our tower and fight the enemies until rescuing Sally,who has been kidnapped.
 
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At the beginning the game is very easy but as we approach to the Mysterious Forest, we will need to think very carefully which characters include in our team and in which order we bring up them to the battlefield, our success depends on it! It’s possible that we will need to upgrade our little soldiers level by fussing between them (do you remember Dragon Ball Z?) or training them in easier fights in order to improve their strength
and power.
 
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Line Rangers is a classic free to play, you will be able to without spending any money but you will need a lot of patience, or by investing a little money to get gold coins and gems to buy updates and power up your army. I must recognize that I’m a little addicted to this game, I don’t know if due to its amazing visual effects, the sounds, or because I want to collect all the characters.

 
On the other hand, Find Something is a game for visual skills: we have oto find some objects among a mass of tools, animals, faces, weapons, etc. First it seems to be an easy game but as time goes by and you have checked all the mess 2 times with no success you would like to remove the app from your device.
 
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The game has three modes: history, trainning and versus. The first one will allow us to progress along the different levels as we find the required objects increasing difficulty. On the second one we will need to find the maximum number of objects in a limited time (my record is 185), and the versus mode let us challenge a friend from Game Center, it’s very amusing!
 
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Find Something is also a classic free to play as we can spend some money in order to buy some times or helps such as a broom to clean the scene, an eagle eye to discover the object you can’t find. In short, this is a very addictive game that will train your visual skills and will fill your empty moments.

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