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Beginning IOS Games Development Peter Bakhirev

Beginning IOS Games Development

Peter Bakhirev

Published September 30th 2011
ISBN : 9781430234197
800 pages
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 About the Book 

The apps market is hot, and iOS games are leading the way, with games making up over 70 percent of the most popular apps. If youve ever wanted to create your own games for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, this book is exactly what you need.Youve probably already read and mastered Beginning iPhone 3 Development- Exploring the iPhone SDK, the best-selling second edition of Apresss highly acclaimed introduction to the iPhone and iPod touch by developers Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche. Beginning iOS Games Development is the game-specific equivalent, providing you with the same easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach, more deep technical insights, and that familiar friendly style.While games are all about fun, at the same time, theyre serious business. With this book, youre going to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty with some hardcore coding. While you may have written games before, this book will take you further, immersing you in the following topics:Game graphics and animation with UIKit, Quartz, Core Animation, and OpenGL ES Game audio with OpenAL, MediaPlayer Framework, AV Foundation, and AudioSession Game networking with GameKit, Bonjour, and Internet sharing Techniques for iPhone or iPad specific gaming What youll learn Efficient methods for drawing in 2D and 3D to the iPhone and iPad screens Game-specific animation techniques with Core Animation How to use OpenGL ES for more complex and realistic gaming backgrounds and action Numerous ways to add music to enhance the gaming experience How to give your users access to their iOS libraries from within games The tools and techniques of 3D audio for creating even more realistic gaming experiences How to do networking right, including two-player games over Bluetooth and multiplayer games over Wi-Fi Who this book is forAll game developers who desire to create iPhone, iPad and/or iPod touch games