Anyone familiar with iOS game development?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Roygun, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. Roygun Suspended


    Aug 24, 2016
    I’m planning to join an iOS training. I’m also interested in iOS game development. Is there anyone familiar with iOS game development? Any separate course for it ? Need your suggestions.
  2. tyche macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    You need to learn how to crawl before you can walk. You can write games in standard iOS code. Once you have some experience you can investigate iOS frameworks such as gamekit, spritekit, sceneKit, metal, opengl. There's also several 3rd party frameworks such as Cocos2D,GameMaker or Unity. A lifetime of learning!
  3. Roygun thread starter Suspended


    Aug 24, 2016
    what is this 3rd party frameworks ?
  4. 1458279 Suspended


    May 1, 2010
    You should be more specific as to what kind of game you are interested in making and what programming background you have.

    Generally you have games that are best made made with tools like Unity and games that could/should be done with Xcode/Swift/ObjC.

    Very complex 3D games might be best with Unity. Might want to watch a few YouTube Unity tutorials and some Swift Game tutorials.

    It's like learning what the tools can do, before you spend too much time with each tool. Last thing you want to do is spend months on a project only to find out it won't do the job you want it to do.

    3rd party is non-apple tools. These are add ons that companies produce that do specific things.

    Another approach is to buy the source for a game like you want to develop and see how they did it as a way to learn what does what.
  5. Dookieman, Aug 25, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 28, 2018

    Dookieman macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2009
    This looks like an over priced scam. There are much cheaper ways to learn how to program. Like others have said, you need to learn the basics before you jump into games. You will be lost and lose motivation fast if you try and jump directly into game development.

    Buy the Big Nerd Ranch books and spend sometime getting familiar with Xcode and programming. The initial hump of programming is dull, boring and difficult but necessary to get through. Once you get past that, everything else will much easier.
  6. akke4323 macrumors newbie


    Nov 13, 2015
  7. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    It's great to start with iOS 10's swift learning app on the iPad. Super fun introduction to Swift and coding in general. And gets your mind flowing with 'oh, I can go do that stuff like this later when I know more about it..' and get practicing in Swift/XCode.

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