A technical and business guide to creating and selling iPhone games
If you've always wanted to develop a cool iPhone game application and sell it for big bucks, this book is for you. iPhone Game Development covers all technical and commercial bases, from how to sign up for the Apple Development Program, master the development tools in the iPhone SDK, publish your game to the App Store, and convince people to buy it.
You'll find full coverage of Cocoa Touch and other great features of the iPhone SDK, plus pages of real-world examples with step-by-step explanations. The book also includes loads of royalty-free code you can use for commercial development.
Apple's iPhone is not only a mobile phone, it's also a game platform rivaling big names like Nintendo and Sony; anyone can sign up for the Apple Developer Program and publish their works to the App Store
This hip book written by two successful gamers with over a decade of game development experience will teach you both the technical and business aspects of developing and publishing a game to the App Store, plus how to convince end-users to buy it
Includes examples with step-by-step explanations of actual games and apps currently on the App Store
A Companion Web site provides royalty-free code from the samples in the book, which you can use to jumpstart your own game development
Save weeks of development time with the expert guidance you'll find in iPhone Game Development!
Make and market the next hot-selling iPhone game
If you've always wanted to create an iPhone game application and sell it, this book from two well-known iPhone app developers is for you. It covers all the bases, from how to sign up for the Apple Developer Program and use the iPhone SDK to what makes a game sellable, how to publish to the App Store, and ways to calculate return on investment. Find easy-to-follow tutorials and smart techniques that will soon have you creating games for fun and profit.
Understand the basic technologies: Multi-Touch controls, accelerometer support, embedded SQLite, and much more
Examine different kinds of puzzles, novelty apps, and action games
Learn advanced programming tricks that propel your games to a higher level
Find royalty-free code and great examples that you can use for your own projects
Add sizzle with Facebook® integration, peer-to-peer connectivity, and networking
See which games offer a higher return on investment and explore cost-effective ways to promote your games