This post is for myself. I wanted to get some information about how to do iPhone games and what resources I should read to get familiar with this stuff. After digging a long hole in the Internet I found some gold – so to speak.
Of course after finding this stuff for myself, I also made it available to you guys. In fact, you can also participate and share your own iPhone findings.
Here’s the list of resources you gotta check out if you want to know more about iPhone game development:
- iPhone – if you don’t know what iPhone is, check this. Or your eye sight. It’s like something you must have heard about. (I’m trying to be funny here)
- Apple’s iPhone developer center – the main resource to gain information about iPhone development. Here you can download the iPhone SDK for development (Mac only) and see tutorials, documentary, code reference and so on. (See also iPhone Developer Program)
- Appsamuck.com – iPhone tutorials (thanks Chris)
iPhone development tools:
- Unity offers an iPhone development solution.
- iTorque is a development tool by Garage Games.
- Cocos 2D – framework for building 2D game (thanks Totty)
- Oolong Engine – for 3D games (thanks shadhex)
- ShiVa – iPhone development tool by Stone Trip (thanks Daniel)
- iPhone Game Kit – “make your iPhone game in 24 hours” (thanks Nicolás)
- Tap Tap Tap iPhone blog – Haven’t checked it much, but seemed like a decent iPhone blog (with some sales numbers too) that might be worth bookmarking.
- Shadhex blog, “mainly about iPhone programming”. It’s a new site but we’ll see if it grows larger
iPhone news, sites and nice (plus some not so nice) stories:
- “iPhone will put pressure on Nintendo’s handheld dominance”‘ – Oberon Media is excited about the App Store opportunities.
- Trouble in the 99 cent App Store – Not sure if it’s trouble, but you can get a pretty good picture about what they sell in app store (mainly Games 23%, Entertainment, 11%, Utilities 10%…)
- iPhone Developers Go From Rags to Riches – Really cool & motivating story about an indie who made it big in iPhone development.
- Coder’s Half-Million-Dollar Baby Proves iPhone Gold Rush Is Still On – Another great story about the game iShoot
- A conversation with an iPhone pirate. A funny/sad/hilarious/provocative/stupid (depends about your point-of-view) about iPhone pirates. I gotta give credit for the pirate to answer openly to those questions.
- List of sites to get your app noticed (thanks Nikita)
- Appshopper.com – iPhone store (thanks for the tip shadhex).
And here’s much more:
- Ari’s big list of iPhone resource (very good one, thanks for sharing)
That’s it folks.
Feel free to share your own iPhone resources in the blog entry comments.