View Full Version : Any books for iphone game programming that anyone recommends?

Apr 16, 2011, 06:41 PM
I'm in my first year at uni studying CS, we have only covered C sharp, but I get most programming concepts. I've brought a mac and have discovered Xcode, so I'm looking for a book to get me started with writing a game for the latest iOS - any suggestions would be appreciated.


Apr 16, 2011, 08:36 PM
Since you have programing knowledge already, I would recommend this book: http://www.amazon.com/Learning-iOS-Game-Programming-Hands-/dp/0321699424/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1303004095&sr=8-1

It's pretty well written and you actually write a game from start to end.

Or, you could download some source code from the various open source iOS games out there and play with it.

Apr 16, 2011, 11:16 PM
Stanford teaches an iOS programming class and publish the lectures on iTunes U. I think watching the lectures will get you up to speed pretty quick. It basically gives a nice tour of iOS, and will be especially accessible if you're familiar with programming topics already. This is the primary way I learned my way around the API, and even many aspects of objective-C.