Embrace the mobile gaming revolution by creating popular iOS games with Swift 4.2
Learn to create games for iPhone and iPad with the latest Swift Programming languageUnderstand the fundamental concepts of game development like game physics, camera action, sprites, controls, among othersBuild Augmented reality games using ARKit for true performance
Swift is the perfect choice for game development. Developers are intrigued by Swift and want to make use of new features to develop their best games yet. Packed with best practices and easy-to-use examples, this book leads you step by step through the development of your first Swift game.
The book starts by introducing Swift's best features – including its new ones for game development. Using SpriteKit, you will learn how to animate sprites and textures. Along the way, you will master physics, animations, and collision effects and how to build the UI aspects of a game. You will then work on creating a 3D game using the SceneKit framework. Further, we will look at how to add monetization and integrate Game Center. With iOS 12, we see the introduction of ARKit 2.0. This new version allows us to integrate shared experiences such as multiplayer augmented reality and persistent AR that is tied to a specific location so that the same information can be replicated on all connected devices. In the next section, we will dive into creating Augmented Reality games using SpriteKit and SceneKit. Then, finally, we will see how to create a Multipeer AR project to connect two devices, and send and receive data back and forth between those devices in real time.
By the end of this book, you will be able to create your own iOS games using Swift and publish them on the iOS App Store.
What you will learn
Deliver powerful graphics, physics, and sound in your game by using SpriteKit and SceneKitSet up a scene using the new capabilities of the scene editor and custom classesMaximize gameplay with little-known tips and strategies for fun, repeatable actionMake use of animations, graphics, and particles to polish your gameUnderstand the current mobile monetization landscapeIntegrate your game with Game CenterDevelop 2D and 3D Augmented Reality games using Apple's new ARKit frameworkPublish your game to the App Store
Who this book is for
If you wish to create and publish iOS games using Swift, then this book is for you. No prior game development or experience with Apple ecosystem is needed.