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coding iphone games

05-27-2009, 04:44 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 47
coding iphone games

Where is the best place to learn iphone game/app programming as i have a few good ideas and would like to transfer them to apps some things i would like to know as well

Best SDK (official apple sdk or otherwise)
Best 2D Graphics Design software
Best 3D Graphics design software

And tutorials on how to use the above

I am on OS X 10.5.7
And would like to start making app/games
Im going to download iphone sdk 3.0 and try it out
also is it best to pay for a developer license before or near completion of app

Any help will be much apperciated
05-27-2009, 04:46 PM
#2
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,691
You can find an amazing amount of information on Google, why don't you try starting there then come back with any specific questions you have. These "how do I start making iPhone games" threads that are popping up lately could all be answered this way.

05-27-2009, 04:48 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 47
i have searched but i want a straight forward no experience learn to code iphone apps

so dont assume that i haven't searched i wanted developers opinions on how to learn to do it i could just have asked my brother that question and he would have given me a better response

sorry if this sounds abusive i just hate people who make assumptions with no evidence
05-27-2009, 04:50 PM
#4
Have you done any programming or game developing before? Or is this all new to you?
05-27-2009, 04:53 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 47
no thats why but am a quick learner i just want to make a game either for iphone or for osx (which has barely any compared to pc) but mainly iphone i have attempted to read through and learn xcode with the help of sams xcode 3 unleashed but i cant make heads nor tails of it
05-27-2009, 04:55 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by dewy666 View Post
no thats why but am a quick learner i just want to make a game either for iphone or for osx (which has barely any compared to pc) but mainly iphone i have attempted to read through and learn xcode with the help of sams xcode 3 unleashed but i cant make heads nor tails of it
Thats' because making games, especially on an iDevice is generally much harder to dive into before you even know how to program. I suggest learning some basic programming first, then start making some very simple games for your computer, and then moving over to the device. Check out http://www.gamedev.net/reference/start_here/
05-27-2009, 04:56 PM
#7
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 47
well do you reckon i should read through everything on developer.apple.com/iphone/index.action ???
05-27-2009, 04:58 PM
#8
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Originally Posted by dewy666 View Post
well do you reckon i should read through everything on developer.apple.com/iphone/index.action ???
It's not going to make any sense to you until you learn to program first, so learn to program and make sure you understand before you move on.
05-27-2009, 05:00 PM
#9
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 47
thank you for all your help
05-27-2009, 05:04 PM
#10
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 1,841
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Originally Posted by dewy666 View Post
thank you for all your help
Send a PM to wastedyuthe. He, like you started from scratch learning C for the first time and release his first game recently

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