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Introduction to the iPhone. Considerations for Game Design. Between the two of us we have developed and ported close to a hundred titles for cell phones, including Ninja Gaiden, Castlevania: Order of Shadows, Dance Dance Revolution: Mobius, and Contra 4, among many, many others.
Paul currently works for Konami, and occasionally gives lectures about game programming at USC. Joe works at EA and recently published a game for the iPhone. Paul wrote most of the theory, while Joe cooked up some great example projects.
Our Goal We expect there is—scratch that—we know there is a lot of interest in the iPhone as a new game platform.
The high-end hardware promises plenty of power and memory for graphics and content, while the unique touch screen and gyroscope interface pose an interesting challenge that encourages innovative game designs.
Our goal was to write a book that can put iPhone game development in the reach of any programmer out there, in a format that suits both beginning and advanced game programmers. This book is not a course on Objective-C, though it will contain a primer.
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This book is not an exhaustive study of the iPhone SDK, as we will use only the functionality needed to make our games. This book is not a five-year course on game programming vii technology.
However, this book is the source for all you need to know not only to build the example games we have provided but also to build your own. By the end of the book, you will have learned all of the core concepts of creating a game engine, and how to apply it to the iPhone.
And finally, you will be familiar with the certification process so that making the last plunge into the App Store is much less scary.
Prerequisites To get the most out of this book, you will need to have some programming knowledge. You will also need a Mac.
Fortunately, the base model Mac Mini has plenty of power to develop for the iPhone, and you can use your existing monitor and keyboard setup. Although we use the term iPhone throughout the book, games made for the iPhone will also work on iPod Touch.
Some people will undoubtedly try to create an iPhone game using only the iPhone Simulator. It may be possible to do this, and even get it placed into the App Store, but we strongly recommend that you develop and test on the device itself.
Beyond those three requirements, everything else you need you can either download or learn.
We are working on useful classes and examples at https: Audience As we mentioned earlier, we expect you to have some basic programming knowledge. That aside, all kinds of programmers are interested in the iPhone.
Developers of all levels are going to be reading up to try their skill. You might not have any game programming experience and will need some basic theory on game engines and user-interface design. Or perhaps you have plenty of experience making video games on other platforms and just need to become familiar with the iPhone SDK and build process, along with some touch-screen concepts.
You may also be interested in advanced topics, such as how to write portable code for cross-platform games and what middleware solutions currently exist. Either way, this book has got you covered.
Chapter 2, Game Engine Anatomy, introduces the elements of game logic and good design that will let you write a maintainable and enjoyable game application.
Chapter 3, The Framework, shows the code that will wrap your particular game implementation as well as critical classes we wrote to supplement the features provided by the Apple SDK.Normally results from an attempt to bind to an address that is notvalid for the local machine.
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