When you complete a level in a video game, it often shows your score in an animated fashion. Sometimes this involves the numbers “spinning” in such a way that they count up from the 1s column to the 10s column and so on, like an odometer of a car but much faster. Today’s tutorial shows how to easily accomplish this in Corona.
Some developers who use the Box2D-based Corona physics engine struggle with the setup of physical joints which are used to attach two bodies. While the most basic joints are easy to configure, others are more complex and require a very specific setup. This tutorial aims to clarify some of these joints, along with their properties and methods.
During this week’s Corona Geek Hangout, we talked about COPPA compliance with AgeCheq Director of Game Developer Relations, Tyler Smith. AgeCheq makes a simple SDK for Corona so indie developers can create games for kids without having to worry about the headache of creating their own COPPA compliance ecosystem.
Now, we are making a beta available for Android as well. Previously, you could preview your project on multiple devices for a single OS, e.g. iPhone and iPad. Now you’ll be able to preview your app across multiple OS’s and multiple devices — simultaneously!