Swift Game Development - Third Edition

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Learn
  • Deliver powerful graphics, physics, and sound in your game by using SpriteKit and SceneKit
  • Set up a scene using the new capabilities of the scene editor and custom classes
  • Maximize gameplay with little-known tips and strategies for fun, repeatable action
  • Make use of animations, graphics, and particles to polish your game
  • Understand the current mobile monetization landscape
  • Integrate your game with Game Center
  • Develop 2D and 3D Augmented Reality games using Apple's new ARKit framework
  • Publish your game to the App Store
About

Swift is the perfect choice for game development. Developers are intrigued by Swift and want to make use of new features to develop their best games yet. Packed with best practices and easy-to-use examples, this book leads you step by step through the development of your first Swift game.

The book starts by introducing Swift's best features – including its new ones for game development. Using SpriteKit, you will learn how to animate sprites and textures. Along the way, you will master physics, animations, and collision effects and how to build the UI aspects of a game. You will then work on creating a 3D game using the SceneKit framework. Further, we will look at how to add monetization and integrate Game Center. With iOS 12, we see the introduction of ARKit 2.0. This new version allows us to integrate shared experiences such as multiplayer augmented reality and persistent AR that is tied to a specific location so that the same information can be replicated on all connected devices. In the next section, we will dive into creating Augmented Reality games using SpriteKit and SceneKit. Then, finally, we will see how to create a Multipeer AR project to connect two devices, and send and receive data back and forth between those devices in real time.

By the end of this book, you will be able to create your own iOS games using Swift and publish them on the iOS App Store.

Features
  • Learn to create games for iPhone and iPad with the latest Swift Programming language
  • Understand the fundamental concepts of game development like game physics, camera action, sprites, controls, among others
  • Build Augmented reality games using ARKit for true performance
Page Count 434
Course Length 13 hours 1 minutes
ISBN 9781788471152
Date Of Publication 27 Sep 2018

Authors

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.

Stephen Haney

Stephen Haney has written two books on iOS game development. He began his programming journey at the age of 8 years on a dusty, ancient laptop using BASIC. He has been fascinated with building software and games ever since. Now well versed in multiple languages, he enjoys programming as a creative outlet the most. He believes that indie game development is an art form—an amazing combination of visual, auditory, and psychological challenges—rewarding to both the player and the creator.

He enjoyed writing this book and sincerely hopes that it directly furthers your career or hobby.