Corona Geek #139 – Creating Grid Patterns in a Memory Matching Game

During last week’s Hangout we hung out with Daniel Bittencourt and Davi from DigiTen to discuss their approach to game design. This week we returned to the memory matching game development series we started in Hangout #136. Since we’ve already covered creating game cards and card flipping in the previous Hangout, we organized game pieces into a grid pattern this time.

Hangout Highlights – Endless Runner Mods and Consulting Tips

Last week on Corona Geek Hangout 137, we put our game development series on hold to answer community questions and share consulting tips for app developers. Ed Maurina walked us through how to add additional pick ups to our previous endless runner game and the Hangout panel shared lots of app developer consulting tips for finding projects, working with clients, billing for time, and a lot more.

Hangout Highlights – Creating a Memory Matching Game – Session 1

Last week on Corona Geek Hangout 136, we started a new memory matching game development series. Each week we’ll be adding code to the game to show how to programmatically add display objects in a grid, randomly assign images to be displayed, match touched items, and more. Download the code each week and follow along. Here are clips from the Hangout.

Corona Geek #136 – Starting a New Memory Match Game Development Series

During last week’s Hangout we wrapped up our endless runner game development series by adding some final particle effect tweaks, dropping in Composer scenes, and adding collision audio. This week we are starting a brand new game development series that will give us a chance to understand how to programmatically add display objects in a grid, randomly assign images to be displayed, match touched items, and more. Download the code and follow along each week.

Endless Runner Game Development Highlights – Generating Hallway Segments, Adding Particle Effects, and Restarting

Recently on Corona Geek Hangout 133, we continued working on our endless runner game by adding code to generate continuous hallways, add particle effects, and automatically restart the game when the player object runs into a wall. By the end of the Hangout our game was looking a lot like the original. Watch these clips to see highlights from the conversation. Download the code and follow along.

Corona Geek #134 – Game Dev, Part 6 – Particle Effects, Counting, and Score Keeping

During last week’s Hangout we continued development on our endless runner game. We added code to generate continuous hallways, handle memory cleanup of previous wall segments, and automatically restart the game when the player collides with a wall. We also added particle effects to the player. This week we talked more about how the particle effects work, added code to keep track of player progress, and added an interface for the player’s score and speed.