Corona Labs Joins Perk

Today, I’m really happy to announce that Corona and the team are joining Perk. Perk is a publicly traded, profitable company that has built a service/platform that rewards people for everyday mobile and internet activities. Their goal is to enable developers like you to leverage their rewards system and advertiser relationships to both monetize and engage your users.

Corona Geek #169 – Firing Weapons and Refined Simple Pathfinding

On today’s Corona Geek Hangout we continued our desktop game development series with the exploration of vector math calculations for firing arrows at zombies. We also looked at a refined version of last week’s simple pathfinding example where enemies are turned into smart zombies that chase the player around the screen as the player moves.

Hangout Highlights – Creating Game Cameras That Follow Players

Last week on Corona Geek Hangout 167, we continued develop on our top down desktop shooter game with a look at the concepts and code behind creating game cameras that follow the player around the world. We learned how to make the background appear to move and we learned how to use a camera module to make our code easier to manage. Here are clips from the Hangout.

Corona Geek #168 – Simple Pathfinding And Working In Teams

On today’s Corona Geek Hangout we explored a simple method of pathfinding to make zombies appear to chase a player character. We also discussed in-depth what it is like to collaborate with others on a mobile game project, and we looked at a multi-player game that exclusively uses Coronium as it’s Lua based cloud backend. Download the source code from today’s demo.