Category: Guest Bloggers

Guest Piece: An Introduction to TexturePacker

Today’s post comes to us from Andreas Loew, the creator of TexturePacker. Offering a full-featured graphical user interface, TexturePacker includes multi-touch support, zooming, and a tree view with all used sprites. Best of all, the extremely fast layout algorithm shows all changes in realtime.

Learn more about TexturePacker, as well as how to use less texture memory and improve your game’s performance.

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Guest piece: GIG Jam – The 48 Hour Corona SDK Hackathon (May 4-5, 2013)

On May 4-5, 2013, Glitch Games is organizing a 48-hour Corona SDK hackathon called Glitch Indie Game (GIG) Jam. Open to Corona SDK developers and those interested in working with the platform, GIG Jam is offering over $3300 worth of prizes spread across five winners.

Learn all about the jam in today’s piece from Graham Ranson of Glitch Games. Sign up for your chance to win a Corona SDK Pro license, Texture Packer Pro, Physics Editor, SpriteHelper and much more!

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“Freeze!” and 100% Indie (Guest piece)

Andreas von Lepel is the developer of Freeze!, an award-winning game and a Corona SDK App of the Week winner. In Freeze!, a doomed hero tries to escape from the evil forces holding him hostage, and he needs you to to outwit his captors.

Receiving well over one million downloads, Freeze! won the 2013 Indie Prize Europe award, was featured in the App Store in 149 countries, and receives glowing reviews from players around the globe. As an indie developer, Andreas writes on the evolution of Freeze!, from his development journey with Corona SDK to his recent partnership with Chillingo.

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Guest Post: Making Progress as a Solo Mobile Game Developer

Making games can be a lot fun, but it can also be a tremendous amount of work. Many people try to create games on their own but far fewer actually succeed — myself included.

With Kung-Fu Clash, I decided to try things differently than on previous projects. This post discusses some of the approaches that helped me to successfully publish my first game.

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Guest Post: Tips from a first-time developer

Andrew Kallem is the developer of What the Block?!, a February App of the Week winner. Based on his experience building What the Block?! with Corona SDK, he shares tips on creating a concept and prototyping, development, designing for multiple screen sizes and the importance of testing, for budding developers.

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3 Tips for Building a Mobile Apps Brand (Guest Post)

There are thousands of app developers out there. If you can’t distinguish yourself from the others then you will likely find yourself buried in the competition. Many indie developers fail to realize the importance in building a brand to grow the exposure of all of their apps. With this in mind, I’d like to share three tips that helped Learning Gems build our brand.

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