Corona Geek #29 – Game Developer Talk with Word Hunt & Freeze

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Corona Geek Hangout

This week we discussed game development and app marketing with Robert Gleason, developer of Word Hunt and Andreas von Lepel, developer of Freeze. Robert Gleason was able to share some great insights into how Word Hunt was developed and while the original focus of the discussion was on game development, in the end it turned into a very enlightening conversation about app marketing.


Corona Geek #28 – App Development Workflow – Round Table Discussion

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Corona Geek #28

Today we discussed app development workflow with with Dr. Brian Burton, Ed Maurina, Gerald Bailey, Ian Masters, Matthew Chapman, and Tetsuo Ono. Overall we agreed that workflow is as varied as the number of development tools on the market, but there are also some best practices that developers can adopt to ensure that they develop their apps as quickly as possible. Listen in on today’s show and hear what this panel of Corona app developers had to share.


Corona Geek #26 – Global Game Jam Recap & Spine, 2D Skeletal Animation Software

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Corona Geek Hangout 26

During this week’s Corona Geek we hung out with Brian Burton, Ed Maurina, Gerald Bailey, Matthew Chapman, David Roulin, Nate Sweet, and Søren Nielsen. We recapped Global Game Jam from Abilene Texas to Lyons France and we discussed Esoteric Software’s wildly successful Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to extend the Spine, 2D skeletal animation tool.


Corona Geek #25 – Hanging with Ricardo Rauber Pereira, Game Coder App Developer

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Corona Geek Hangout 25

There wasn’t a normal Monday Corona Geek hangout last week because I was flying back from California, but I did have the opportunity to talk with Ricardo Rauber Pereira about his new Corona SDK development tool, Game Coder which is a new iOS app that allows you to build a game on your iPad. Ricardo explained how projects can be exported to Corona for editing and then published for iOS devices.


Corona Geek Level Up – Global Game Jam, Game Coder, and Spine

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Corona Geek Level Up

It’s been a crazy busy week here at Corona Labs. Here’s a quick recap of some the things we’ve been working on this week. Starting this time last Friday, members of the team hung out at Global Game Jam in San Francisco and it was wicked awesome. There were a ton of creative people all packed into one big warehouse sized space and I got to talk with some amazingly talented people. Here are some images and video from Global Game Jam, San Francisco. Here’s a quick interview with one of the teams that participated at Global Game Jam in San Francisco.


Corona Labs Does Global Game Jam, San Francisco Style

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So yesterday’s launch of Global Game Jam here in San Francisco went well. As people arrived they were encouraged to create fun hats to wear. That helped to bring people together at the various tables around the room. Most people put their name on their hat as a form of name tag. Overall, it was really just a time for people to get to know each other and talk because some people knew each other, but a lot of them didn’t.


Corona Geek – Episode 24 – Hanging with Hiptic Games & SSKCorona

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Corona Geek Hanging with Hiptic Games & SSKCorona

During this week’s Corona Geek we hung out with Brian Burton, George Deglin, Long Vo, Ed Maurina, Matthew Chapman, and Gerald Bailey. We started the show off with some technical issues, but fortunately those issues didn’t keep us from finding out how Hiptic games created and marketed a brand new game in just 11 weeks, and how a third party Corona SDK library can help you with some of the common tasks involved in creating games and apps. See the show notes below for more details.


Corona Geek – Episode 23 – Hanging with Corona Paper, Global Game Jam

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Corona Paper on Corona Geek

During this week’s Corona Geek hangout we talked with special guest Stian Saunes from 10FINGERS AB about their Corona SDK focused digital magazine, Corona Paper. Also joining the show was Brent Sorrentino, Corona Labs forum ninja. Brent educated us about Global Game Jam, which is coming up at the end of January. We also shared a bunch of announcements about upcoming Corona events, so be sure to listen to see if something is happening in your area.


Corona Geek Weekly Level Up – The Road Ahead

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Corona Geek Level Up

Knowing where you’ve been is just as important as knowing where you are going. That’s why I like to write up a recap of the week. It helps remind me of what was accomplished during the week and hopefully it helps you catch up on anything you might have missed. This week’s recap is going to be a little different because on Monday it was officially announced that Corona Geek joined Corona Labs family. So in today’s recap I want to share with you what that means to me and what it will mean for the Corona community.