My First iOS Gaming App Experiment – Log1

Menu_bg-ipadI got bored of being a iOS App developer i wanna jump to the Gaming Side. How kewl it would be to play a game when you have created that game, That feeling is awesome. So it happened suddenly that i  wanted to develop a iOS game and i have to take the simpler path as i have to go through complex calculations and mathematical formulas for Gaming. But it is not that hard what i imagined when i think now. As a iOS developer for the past 3 years i love the way how Objective-C and iOS evolved inside my Medula Oblangata. It was so so soooo phenomenal.

Ideation So i jumped into the iTunes which i call the iWorld. Searched, Browsed, Surfed 100s of game to pick the right thing. Finally i found that the basic pingpong game(The classic computer pingpong) is the opt one because it doesn’t have complex controls simple swipe and simple mechanics. Also found there are some bored Not-So-Fantastic pingpong apps in appstore. So took that idea and added some wow factors like superpowers in it. I iterated Iterated and Iterated a lot in this game(There was a famous saying i remember now “Innovation is 1%Innovation and 99% Iteration) and finally created a Game design document on that

Design Finally drawing after drawing, sketching after sketching found a good complete gameplay for the app. Simple slider on both ends. Superpowers spawning from both the ends. User has to touch and drag superpowers to acqiure them. Superpower may cause damage to other user. and soooooo oooonnnnn. With some help from our UI team(Hari & Arul) designed the whole thing in Photoshop and created the Visual Elements in iPad Retina size So that i will resize that to any device resolutions like iPhone4Inch, iPhone3.5Inch, Retina and iPad.

Development For any game development. Be prepared with the Images before You start coding. With Xcode 4.6 in my Macmini. Downloading Cocos2d framework and installing in my Xcode created a Cocos2D Project. Cocos2D has been amazingly very easy to develop any game. This can be the best framework that any iOS geek can start his gaming idea. With cocos 2D i started my idea with great help from my friend(Sadesh). Keeping RayWenderlich’s Tutorials(This n this and this one too) on my Browser tabs i opened my Xcode and started coding by filling my coffee mug with Latte. After a week coding in cocos2D making just the 2 sliders on my screen heard that my game can be made very easily using Box2D extension and started reading about Box2D about how physics will be applied to the gaming objects and after reading this tutorial on Ray i got very much excited. Thats how i kicked off with my gaming app. My next Log will be discussing more on technical stuff Next Log…. Coming Soon

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Best 0.99$ Games worth Buying in iPhone

Angry Birds Space

As a personal AB fan this space is worth playing for almost 30 hours of gameplay. With their new world space, new birds, new super powers  this game is always the best mobile game. No need of more info get out and play that.

Cut the Rope

Omnom is a beautiful creature loves to eat candies. But how to feed it? You just have to Cut the Rope. With this amazing creative glossy user interface, pass through levels with spiders, spikes, sliders and of-course the ropes to feed the candy to omnom. If you finished this game and got addicted you do a experiment with Cut the Rope Experiments.

Where is my Water

You have a friendly crocodile here named Swampy who really loves to take bath. So whats your task is to give enough water to swampy to take bath. With extrordinary water effects, gears, pipes, acids you can time pass a lot in here with a little bit of usage from your brain.

Tiny Wings

One sentence for you. This is the iPhone Game of the year awarded by Apple. Then why don’t you buy it. Your target is to pass the bird to as many as islands by swooping through the curved plains. Though very simple it is pretty addictive.

Blueprint 3D

This is by far the best 3D app. Yet you dont need 3D glasses to play. It just renders any real life object into pieces and lines in 3 dimension and you have to fit the piece together to form the object by some swipes and rotates. The user interface is simply the best.

Cut the Buttons

Here comes my multitouch master game. This game you have to use two of your fingers(Your Thumb and Indexfinger) to hold the scissors. Then you will be given a array of clothes with buttons on it. Now start cutting the buttons before the clothes disappear with the buttons. Dont try to cut the steel button you may trigger a quake.

Fruit Ninja

Combination of chinese ninja style kungfu and colorful fruits makes this a great addictive app for kids. Simple mission, you cut these juicy fruits when it pops out. Beware of the deadly bombs or you end up loosing the game. Get your eyes on three different type of games to juice up your phone.

Slice It

You can become a real mathematical engineer here. Slice the squares rectangles polygons and many other shapes to split it equally. Simple but mathematically addictive. Worth buying for time-passing on your 11 finger.

Doodle Jump

Jump, Jump and Jump again on the bars to levitate the doodle up in the air. With accelerometer comes to focus on moving our hands left and right, this game is quite thrilling.

Bike Baron

Those who have played some of the monster trucks rally bikes in small flash games you would love this app. The exciting bike stunts, collectibles with time limit you will not put your phone aside. Start applying some torque to this game.

Flight Control

You are controlling the airfield you have constant planes incoming to your field so guide them safely to the base. Thats all you have to do, except it gets tuff when time goes as lots of planes comes to your base. Its all about tackling the path. Don’t make the call MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY we are being Hit.

Rail Maze

Trains! Interesting vehicle in the world. You can do something with that in this app You guide them to destinations with tweaking some the ledges, moving the tracks and completing the path. If not you could derail some trains so don’t make the Unstoppable Stoppable.

As a gamer would love your choice of apps. Please comment if you have your best iPhone games.

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