There’s a question that’s been asked many times over in our forums, e-mails, and at gatherings: Can Corona SDK create a game similar to Angry Birds, and how easy is it to do? Without a doubt, our answer has always been a solid “yes!”
Then, the next question has been “Can I see a demo?”
We’ve never had a demo of an Angry-something to show off the power of Corona. One day, the team and I were bouncing ideas on how to make a simple Angry-anything demo to ship with in our disk image to show off Corona. Then, it dawned on us — we have some outstanding developers using Corona, we should ask them to “surprise us” with one!
Well, our good friend Jonathan Beebe and his wife Biffy (Beebe Games, collectively!) answered our call, and the request was very simple: Here is Angry Birds – can you clone it in Corona, but give it a twist?
After just 36 hours (that’s right, hours!) from our initial sit-down to talk about the game, Jonathan came back to me and asked, “Is this what you had in mind?” We were blown away — and I hope you are too — by how simple and fast the game that the Beebes made is, and by how simple Corona SDK made its development process. I had to ask Jonathan twice if he was serious about doing the sample app in 36 hours, including graphics and gameplay.
So, for all of our users, we have made the source code for Beebe Games‘ Ghost vs. Monsters available on GitHub. Just click the button below.
Also, you can check out a quick little demo video of the sample app below: