During last week’s Hangout we swapped out our particle effects library, added code to track player progress, and add a HUD for scoring and speed. This week we added a few more particle effect enhancements, dropped in code to support Composer scenes, and made sure that our audio worked.
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.
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.
Recently on Corona Geek, we continued working on our endless runner game as part of an ongoing game development series. In Hangout 132 we added code to create the player object, handle touch inputs, and control camera movement. Here are highlights from the Hangout.
During last week’s Hangout we continued our endless runner game development series. We added a player object, added touch inputs, and created camera movement. This week we added code to handle continuous hallway generation, memory cleanup, and game restarting when the player runs into a wall. We also added particle effects to our player to give the game some extra flare.
Here are a collection of clips from Hangout 131 where we started writing code to create walls in our endless runner game. The process involved some 2D math, but you don’t have to understand all the details to follow along. We also talked with Walter Luh about the recent Corona Free announcement and Corona support for desktop apps.
During this week’s Corona Geek Hangout we discussed the viral success and ultimate demise of Flappy Bird with Goofo Escape game developer Dario Sangiovanni. Dario and the rest of the developer panel shared many insights into what it takes to make a successful mobile game.
During this week’s Corona Geek we talked with cartoonist and Corona developer, Noah Malewicz about his award winning game, CityBirds. Noah created all the art work and code for his game. Noah shares his thoughts on rapid development and how Corona SDK helped him build a game that feels like playing a cartoon.
For those of you who have played OmNomster, it’s likely that you haven’t noticed some of the small, subtle details that I’ve added to the game. That’s fine, since these effects shouldn’t be exaggerated to overwhelm the game. You actually shouldn’t notice them consciously, but they should give you an overall impression that the scene is real and alive.
From an action-packed arcade game to a turn-based RPG, some games look 10x more awesome on the big screen. To provide Corona developers with more distribution opportunities, we’re thrilled to announce a partnership with OUYA an innovative game console that’s made headlines for their developer-friendly approach to gaming.