Cocos2d-iPhone Sprite Rotation to an Arbitrary Point

I had some time during the Thanksgiving weekend to work on Dungeonators. I’m hoping to get an upgrade out to the App Store soon. One thing I needed //TODO: is refactor my rather poor implementation of rotating a sprite to face another sprite. My original code worked ok, in a roundabout way, but was ugly… Continue reading Cocos2d-iPhone Sprite Rotation to an Arbitrary Point

Invalid Code Signing Entitlements

Finally after 11 months I submitted my iPhone game, Dungeonators, to iTunes Connect for inclusion in the Apple App Store. I’m planning on giving it away so the “warcraft meets angry birds” funs is accessible to everyone! I hope it passes Apple’s review process It took several attempts for me to get to “waiting… Continue reading Invalid Code Signing Entitlements

Cocos2d Tip#3: Making Your iPhone Game Fast

My first iPhone game, that might actually make it to the App Store, is just about done. (Not done done but almost ready for testing and tweaking.) With the idea that other people beside me might actually play my game I’ve started to do a very dangerous and high risk activity: Optimization! The all the… Continue reading Cocos2d Tip#3: Making Your iPhone Game Fast

Cocos2d Tip #2: Using CCTimer in Your iPhone Game

If you’re writing almost any type of game, from a puzzler to a FPS to an RTS, tracking time is critical element of the game play. (Except for Angry Birds. You can ponder an Angry Birds level until your iPhone battery runs dry without penalty.) Cocos2d-iPhone provides several means for tracking time in your game… Continue reading Cocos2d Tip #2: Using CCTimer in Your iPhone Game

Objective-C Memory Management For Newbies

Below you will find a list of memory management rules that will make your Coco2d game coding experience easier and your games less buggy. But before you dive in please read the caveats below: These rules are based on several sources written by engineers with much more experienced than me in Objective-C and Cocos2D development.… Continue reading Objective-C Memory Management For Newbies