For anyone fond of Tamagotchis of the ’90s, our App of the Week will fill you with a bit of nostalgia. Egg Baby is a game that’s centered around taking care of an adorable virtual pet on your device, and depending on how you raise the egg, it hatches into a variety of interesting creatures.
This week we hung out with Graham Ranson and Simon Pearce of Glitch Games to discuss how they designed and developed their hit game Forever Lost. Both game developers were brutally honest about the process and their design decisions. They also provided some encouraging insights into how two game developers make their living off of a popular game title.
Last weekend, Glitch Games, creators of the popular Forever Lost adventure game series, hosted a 48-hour Game Jam just for Corona SDK developers called “GIGJam48.” I’m happy to say that I was a participant in the jam, and wanted to write a sort of “post-mortem” for my experience with the event.
Chris Russell is the creator of the Corona-powered Cost a Cake and Cost a Cake Pro for iOS. Created for cake makers, Chris’s business apps have soared to #1 in the Food & Drink category of the US and UK App Stores, and reached the Top 10 in a number of additional stores around the world.
Chris initially started the project as a native iOS-only app, but transitioned to Corona SDK for the cross-platform capabilities. Today, Chris shares his experience developing a successful business app with Corona SDK.
Please read for a quick update on NOOK”s support of Google Play and how it affects Corona developers.
A few weeks ago, raycasting was added to Corona’s physics system. The core API is an easy-to-use function for casting a “sensor ray” into the physics world — and we didn’t stop with that. Soon after, reflection was added to the raycasting system. Today’s tutorial discusses both of these features and includes a downloadable demo project to assist with your own development.
During today’s Staff Conversations hangout, Walter Luh demos some of the new 3D-like effects that will be possible as part of Corona SDK’s Graphics 2.0. As Walter explains, these types of effects are possible without a Z-axis, which helps to avoid unnecessary confusion for developers who want to include 3D-style animations in an app.
Now, it’s time to show you what I mean.
This week we hung out with Dr. Brian Burton, Christopher Spence, Ed Maurina, Matthew Chapman, Richard Harris, Theo Rushin Jr. to discuss app marketing using YouTube’s new One Channel design. We also talked about last weekend’s Glitch Games GIGJam and Corona SDK plug-in beta testing.
Move and Fire is a puzzle game that weaves the basic principles of pinball with the laws of physics. It’s both challenging and entertaining, and features standout graphics that pop right off the screen.