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

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.

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Friday Night Forum: The Rebirth of RIM

This could be the year for RIM’s rebirth. The previously struggling company made a splash with Tuesday’s announcements: they’re rebranding the company name to “BlackBerry,” hiring Alicia Keys as the new Global Creative Director, unveiling the BlackBerry 10 operating system, and announcing two new phones: the BlackBerry Z10, a touchscreen smartphone, and the Q10, a smartphone with a physical keyboard.

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Guest Post: The Magic of Multilayered Physics

To celebrate the second issue of 10Finger’s CoronaPaper, Linda Ettehag writes on a brand-new physics discovery that will “wow” Corona developers.

10Fingers is offering CoronaPaper for free from January 31 – February 4, 2013! Don’t miss your chance to experience the latest and greatest Corona tutorials, app reviews, news on APIs, and more.

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FAQ Wednesday: Mac Simulator Updates

It’s Wednesday and time for another FAQ session. This week it’s not really an FAQ, but more of an update on recent Mac Simulator changes that are available in the Daily Builds.

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Corona Labs Does Global Game Jam, San Francisco Style

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.

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Corona Geek – Episode 24 – 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.

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Tutorial: Implementing Pinch-Zoom-Rotate

Many apps have a huge feature set but still function primarily with a single point of input: buttons, touch-drags, individual swipe actions, etc. However, even the most basic interface can benefit from the multitouch capabilities of modern devices; for example, zoom in and out on a background, scale/rotate objects and layers, etc. Today’s tutorial walks you through a full “pinch-zoom-rotate” methodology and includes a working module that you can incorporate into your own app.

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