Category: Google+ Hangouts

Corona Geek #161 – Crystal, iOS 9 Ad Blocker, Developer Interview

On today’s Corona Geek Hangout we talked with Dean Murphy, developer of Crystal, a popular iOS 9 ad blocker. Dean talked about why he decided to create an ad blocker and what kind of response he has seen from consumers. We also discussed ad blocking from the perspective of the consumers, advertisers, and content creators. Dean shared some interesting stats and insights into why consumers are deciding to block ads and what Crystal is doing to give consumers more control.

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Hangout Highlights – Adding Missile Shooting Turrets – Using Gravity In Games – Pa...

Last week we continued development on our “Monsters Need Coins” game. Ed Maurina walked us through adding static missile shooting turrets to the game, along with adding homing missiles that follow the player around the platforms. We discussed the vector math involved to accomplish this and looked at the code for adding the turrets. Here are clips from the Hangout.

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Corona Geek #158 – Building Game Objects and Reloading Levels

On today’s Corona Geek Hangout we continued our “Using Gravity In Games” development discussion with a look at building game objects, restarting and advancing to new levels. This was part four of our ongoing look at developing a game similar to the popular mobile game, They Must Be Fed 3. The project’s source is available. If you haven’t already, download the updated code to see how everything works.

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Hangout Highlights – Implementing Levels In Games

Last week on Corona Geek Hangout 156, we continued our “Using Gravity In Games Series”. Ed Maurina showed us how to implement levels into our game. With even a simple understanding of the level file, you can create hundreds of completely custom levels using the concepts discussed. Here are clips from the hangout, along with a link to download the code.

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