Corona Geek #131 – Walter Luh on Corona Free and Game Design Part 3 – Creating Walls

During today’s Hangout, Walter Luh joined us to discuss the recent announcement that Corona is now free and will be adding desktop support for OSX and Win32. We also continued our game design series by writing code to create walls in our endless runner game. Creating walls at a 45 degree angle that can be used for collision detection takes a little bit of 2D match, but Ed Maurina from Roaming Gamer, LLC. took us through the code we needed to know.

Tutorial: Inputting Text on Windows Phone 8

Porting an existing Corona SDK app to Windows Phone 8 is generally easy, but adding some features requires that you to venture into native development. In this tutorial, we explore Windows development and methods for implementing native text input.

Corona Geek #129 – Game Design Basics and Using Transition Library

During last week’s Hangout we wrapped up our series on using Composer Library with a look at creating custom Composer Library transitions. This week we started a new series on game mechanics with a focus on breaking down the various elements and mechanics of an existing endless runner game. We also spent time discussing the Transition Library and how it can be used to add motion to your apps.

Corona Geek Composer Library Series Highlights

Recently on Corona Geek, we hosted a series of discussions on Composer that focused on how it is used to manage display objects, manage memory, pass data between scenes and create custom transitions. Here’s a summary of what we covered complete with video clips to help you jump into the parts of the conversation that interest you most.