Corona Geek #156 – Using Gravity In Games – Part 3, Adding Blocks, Spikes, Coins, and Monsters

Today we covered part three of our “Using Gravity In Games” game development series with a look at level building. We looked at code for positioning platforms, spikes, coins, and monsters. We looked at how to dynamically center the camera on the player’s starting position. Finally, we discussed the benefits of making code reusable and adding the ability to turn features on and off during play testing. Download the updated source code for a full look at how the game works.

Hangout Highlights – Matching Logic and Productivity App Development

Last week on Corona Geek Hangout 140, we added matching logic for our memory matching game. We also talked with Richard Brooke, developer of TaskPad+, a task management business app developed with Corona SDK. Richard shared his experience with using Corona to build a productivity app. He also told us if he would do it again. Here are clips from the Hangout.

Corona Geek #141 – Creating and Matching Puzzle Pieces

During last week’s Hangout we finished up our memory matching game series by adding game logic to keep track of which cards have matching images and which don’t. This week we examined the core mechanics for creating a puzzle game. We covered how to create puzzle pieces and how to tell when they are arranged correctly.

Corona Geek #140 – Developing a Non-Game App and Memory Matching Game Logic

On this week’s Hangout we added logic to our game to make our code smart enough to keep track of which cards have matching images and which don’t. We also talked with Richard Brooke, developer of TaskPad+, a non-game business app built with Corona SDK. Richard shared his experience building a productivity app using Corona and Coronium. He also told us if he would do it again and what issues he ran into publishing for Android.