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AdSense and Admob iOS SWIFT

Quick Tip: Implement fullscreen / interstitial Ads for iOS in SWIFT

How to implement an Interstitial Ad combined with a counter Today I’ll show how to implement a often used pattern in free games: Usually you can play free games a certain time, till a fullscreen ad is shown. For example after each third game over an ad is shown. Implementing this behaviour for the iOS […]

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In-App Purchase iOS SpriteKit

In-App Purchases

In-App Purchases: How to implement a space shooter with SpriteKit and SWIFT – Part 8         Tutorial Overview: How to implement a space shooter with SpriteKit and SWIFT Part 1: Initial project setup, sprite creation and movement using SKAction and SKConstraint Part 2: Adding enemies, bullets and shooting with SKAction and SKConstraint Part 3: Adding a HUD with SKLabelNode […]

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Apple Watch SWIFT WatchKit

How to debug on a real Apple Watch

Today my Apple Watch was delivered 🙂 I immediately tried to deploy my prototypes to the Apple Watch, to see how the behave on real hardware. The simulator gives only a first impression. Here are my learnings: Basically you need to perform two steps: Add the UDID of your apple watch to the developer portal Update your […]

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iOS Social Media SWIFT

How to add Social Media Integration to your iOS App

Welcome to my new SWIFT tutorial. Today I’ll show you how to implement social media integration for Facebook and Twitter. Additionally I’ll explain Email integration and how to embed a direct  AppStore link to provide a convenient way for players to rate an app. My latest game in the AppStore contains a sample:   The […]

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SpriteKit SWIFT

My SpriteKit and SWIFT tutorial project is in the AppStore

My sample game developed in my SpriteKit Tutorial is in the AppStore:   SourceCode: here   A more sophisticate game also based on the tutorial:       Overview: How to implement a space shooter with SpriteKit and SWIFT Part 1: Initial project setup, sprite creation and movement using SKAction and SKConstraint Part 2: Adding enemies, bullets and shooting with SKAction and SKConstraint […]

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AdSense and Admob iOS SWIFT

iAd Integration

Adding iAd Integration: How to implement a space shooter with SpriteKit and SWIFT – Part 7   Tutorial Overview: How to implement a space shooter with SpriteKit and SWIFT Part 1: Initial project setup, sprite creation and movement using SKAction and SKConstraint Part 2: Adding enemies, bullets and shooting with SKAction and SKConstraint Part 3: Adding a HUD with SKLabelNode and SKSpriteNode Part 4: […]

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Game Development GameCenter iOS SWIFT

Game Center Integration

Adding Game Center Integration: How to implement a space shooter with SpriteKit and SWIFT – Part 6   Overview: How to implement a space shooter with SpriteKit and SWIFT Part 1: Initial project setup, sprite creation and movement using SKAction and SKConstraint Part 2: Adding enemies, bullets and shooting with SKAction and SKConstraint Part 3: Adding a HUD with SKLabelNode and SKSpriteNode Part 4: […]

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iOS Particle Effects Sound SpriteKit SWIFT

Particles and Sound

Adding particles and sound : How to implement a space shooter with SpriteKit and SWIFT – Part 5     Tutorial Overview: How to implement a space shooter with SpriteKit and SWIFT Part 1: Initial project setup, sprite creation and movement using SKAction and SKConstraint Part 2: Adding enemies, bullets and shooting with SKAction and SKConstraint Part 3: Adding a HUD with SKLabelNode […]

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Collision Detection iOS SpriteKit SWIFT

Collision Detection

Adding basic game logic and collision detection: How to implement a space shooter with SpriteKit and SWIFT – Part 4   Tutorial Overview: How to implement a space shooter with SpriteKit and SWIFT Part 1: Initial project setup, sprite creation and movement using SKAction and SKConstraint Part 2: Adding enemies, bullets and shooting with SKAction and SKConstraint Part 3: Adding a HUD with […]

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HUD iOS SWIFT

Create a HUD

Adding a HUD with SpriteKit and SWIFT: How to implement a space shooter with SpriteKit and SWIFT – Part 3   Tutorial Overview: How to implement a space shooter with SpriteKit and SWIFT Part 1: Initial project setup, sprite creation and movement using SKAction and SKConstraint Part 2: Adding enemies, bullets and shooting with SKAction and SKConstraint Part 3: Adding a HUD with […]