On today’s Corona Geek Hangout we wrapped up our “Monsters Need Coins”, game development series with a look at how to create a self-contained visual editor to quickly design game levels. Ed Maurina walked us through the editor’s user interface, showed us how to go from an 8×8 grid to a working game level in less than a minute, and walked us through the roughly 1000 lines of code used to create the editor. Download the full source code for the game and the visual game editor to see who everything works.
We have a few exciting new plugins available on the Corona Store: Collision calculation made simple, a 2D vector math library, and a module for time-based animations. Please visit the store to activate plugins, or to submit a plugin yourself. 1. Collision Calculator By Roaming Gamer This plugin allows users to generate a calculator ‘object’ […]
On today’s Corona Geek Hangout we talked with Dean Murphy, developer of Crystal, a popular iOS 9 ad blocker. Dean talked about why he decided to create an ad blocker and what kind of response he has seen from consumers. We also discussed ad blocking from the perspective of the consumers, advertisers, and content creators. Dean shared some interesting stats and insights into why consumers are deciding to block ads and what Crystal is doing to give consumers more control.
Last week we continued development on our “Monsters Need Coins” game. Ed Maurina walked us through adding static missile shooting turrets to the game, along with adding homing missiles that follow the player around the platforms. We discussed the vector math involved to accomplish this and looked at the code for adding the turrets. Here are clips from the Hangout.