Best book to guide me through making gorgeous game?

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  1. Deeyennay macrumors newbie

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    I'm a beginner when it comes to iOS programming. I've developed part of an Android app for someone, so I am familiar with Java and general app development (I've taken a few looks at Xcode as well), but I've always wanted to get into iOS programming. What would be the best book to guide me through making a gorgeous game, such as Ten, without having to get too much into Objective-C? (Although the transition from Java to Objective-C shouldn't be too hard.)
     
  2. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

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    Give Unity a spin, since you're making a game.
     
  3. Deeyennay, Apr 29, 2014
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    Thanks for your response. However is Unity really necessary, for a very simple game like Ten? (I'm not trying to remake Ten, just something very, very simple. As simple as 2048.)
     
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    Not to rain on your parade or anything, but there's no short-cut to creating a simple and well-made app. Have a read of this article to see what one developer has gone through to make a simple app: http://radianttap.com/design-process-units-convert-2/

    Also, Objective-C is just a syntax. Learning the syntax may be straightforward, but there is much, much more to developing iOS apps. The paradigms, design patterns and a huge API. Think more of the complexity of J2EE/JSF/Spring, etc., than Java.
     
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    If you want to learn iOS dev, I can totally recommend the courses in Lynda.com from Simon Allardice.

    He's just released a course on SpriteKit and it's awesome.
     
  7. Deeyennay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot for that tip! I had completely forgotten about Lynda.com. Any other input is more than welcome. Very happy with the tips so far.
     
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Unity is over the top for something like Ten. I wouldn't build a simple game like that with it as it's pretty heavy. Look at some other SDKs like Cocos2D.

    Decide on a SDK first, and then go from there.
     
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