Cocos2d-x Game Development Essentials

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Learn
  • Set up Cocos2d-x to create games
  • Create a new project in Cocos2d-x
  • Learn to run a project on iOS and Android platforms
  • Implement the core game structure using Cocos2d-x tools and techniques
  • Add gameplay using general coding practices and built-in functions within Cocos2d-x
  • Manipulate the game items to provide gameplay using Cocos2d-x actions
  • Overcome common problems faced during the game development phase with Cocos2d-x
About

Cocos2d-x is the C++ port of the most popular open source 2D framework in the world. Cocos2d-x is an amazing open source game engine that allows developers to exploit their existing C++, Lua, and JavaScript knowledge for cross-platform deployment into iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Tizen, and HTML5, saving you time, effort, and cost.

You will learn the essentials of Cocos2d-x through examples, by creating a game from scratch. The book starts with adding scenes and menus to the game. Furthermore, you can learn more about the varied features such as scene transitions, game sprites, moving the spaceship, and adding audio to make your game livelier. By the end of the book, you will be able to solve problems that may arise during the entire game development phase.

Features
  • Create and run Cocos2d-x projects on iOS and Android platforms.
  • Find practical solutions to many real-world game development problems.
  • Learn the essentials of Cocos2d-x by writing code and following step-by-step instructions.
Page Count 136
Course Length 4 hours 4 minutes
ISBN 9781783987863
Date Of Publication 17 Aug 2014

Authors

Frahaan Hussain

Frahaan is the CEO of Sonar Systems which is the world leader in educational material for the game engine Cocos2d-x, one of the best and the most popular game engines in the world. With years of experience in programming and running an online education platform (Sonar Learning), he enjoys to help and support new programmers like you. He is also a University Lecturer teaching a variety of topics in Games Programming from Games Design to OpenGL Shader Programming.

Arutosh Gurung

Arutosh Gurung is the cofounder of Sonar Systems. He is the main proofreader in the company and is an amazing artist with business acumen that backs up his creative abilities.

Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones is an amazing developer who works with Sonar Systems. He is the point of contact within the team for tips on coding.