Learning iOS 8 Game Development Using Swift

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  • Learn Apple's latest programming language—Swift
  • Acquaint yourself with the Xcode interface
  • Create stunning games with SpriteKit and SceneKit
  • Understand the basics of graphics programming
  • Intensify your gameplay experience by learning how to add customized sound
  • Develop highly interactive games using animation, sound, collision detection, particle systems, and shaders
  • Package and publish games on the Apple App Store

Game development has been simplified with Apple's new programming language—Swift. If you're looking to start learning iOS development then you'll get everything you need - from the absolute basics such as the Xcode interface and takes you all the way to Swift programming.

You will take a walk through the creation of 2D and 3D games followed by an introduction to SpriteKit and SceneKit. The book also looks at how game objects are placed in 3D scenes, how to use the graphics pipeline, and how objects are displayed on mobile screens. You will also delve into essential game concepts such as collision detection, animation, particle systems, and scene transitions. Finally, you will learn how to publish and distribute games to the iTunes store.

  • Create engaging games from the ground up using SpriteKit and SceneKit
  • Boost your game's visual performance using Metal - Apple’s new graphics library
  • A step-by-step approach to exploring the world of game development using Swift
Page Count 366
Course Length 10 hours 58 minutes
ISBN 9781784393557
Date Of Publication 28 May 2015


Siddharth Shekar

Siddharth Shekar is a game developer and teacher with over 6 years' industry experience and 12 years' experience in C++ and other programming languages. He is adept at graphics libraries such as OpenGL and Vulkan, and game engines such as Unity and Unreal. He has published games on the iOS and Android app stores. He has also authored books including Swift Game Development, Mastering Android Game Development with Unity, and Learning iOS 8 Game Development Using Swift, all published by Packt Publishing. He currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand, and is a lecturer in the games department at Media Design School. He teaches advanced computer graphics programming, PlayStation 4 native game development, and mentors final year production students.