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App description: A book about the game - Learning iOS Game Programming

This game has been developed to accompany the Addison-Wesley book called "Learning iOS Game Programming" which is available now. This book details the creation of this game from start to finish and provides guidance on how to create a game on the iPhone platform. The complete source of this game is included.

Rather than present a number of disjointed technologies and techniques, this book aims to provide a complete, production ready game and take the reader through the steps and thought processes needed to create it.

More information on the book, this game and other iPhone game programming tutorials can be found at http://www.71squared.com.

You play the role of a young knight, Sir Lamorak, who seeks adventureas well as fame, fortune, and the attention of the fair maidens in the local villageby proving there is no such thing as ghosts in the long-abandoned Egremont Castle near the Forest of Ulpha.

As Sir Lamorak arrives at the old moss-covered castle, he starts to feel uneasy as though a thousand eyes are watching him approach the main entrance. After jumping down from his trusty steed, Buttercup, his horse turns, snorts, and bolts back to town, leaving our brave Sir Lamorak all alone. With nothing but the wind pushing against him, Sir Lamorak is blown (or sucked maybe) into the large wooden castle doors as they open with a loud creak as the rusty hinges give way to years of neglect.

Slowly, Sir Lamorak moves forward into the main entrance of the castle and peers into the darkness before him. He sees nothing, but can hear the wind moaning through the castle and the dripping of water in the distance. Suddenly a large gust of wind rips through the hallway with a howl, the main doors behind him slam shut and Sir Lamorak jumps forward in panic. He turns and runs to the door grabbing and pulling on the handles, but it will not open. He is trapped.
Standing in the darkness, wondering why on earth he decided to visit this place, Sir Lamorak hears an evil voice through the darkness:

Only those who can cast the Spell of Release are allowed to leave this place, else you are here with us forever.mwahahahahaha!

Shaking with fear, Sir Lamorak is now standing in a dark castle and has absolutely no idea what the Spell of Release is, where it can be found, or who the evil voice belonged to. One thing, however, is certainhe is not alone.

Vovin's comments:



Is it just me or are the controls completely broken? Everything I can do is throw an axe.
The game doesn't look bad, btw...
05-09-2010, 12:05 PM
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O.k., controls work when I switch them - but - there are no enemies, no keys... I am just running around.

Strange.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.

05-09-2010, 12:09 PM
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Joined: Sep 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
O.k., controls work when I switch them - but - there are no enemies, no keys... I am just running around.

Strange.
Maybe this is some new type of freemium game, where you have to pay for the adventure, bad guys and fun?

EDIT....looks like the game is gone.

Last edited by BazookaTime; 05-09-2010 at 12:13 PM.
05-09-2010, 12:16 PM
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Dunno. Do I have to pay for enemy packs or for every single one of them?

First time I started the game, the virtual pad was on the left side and there was no movement possible. You couldn't access the options menu.
Second time I started this I switched the controls in the menu screen and then walking and axe throwing worked.
But there are no enemies and no keys to open the locked doors, no tresure, nothing.

The game seems to be a little like a dungeon crawler, but without danger.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
05-09-2010, 03:43 PM
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Joined: Feb 2009
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Quote:
The game seems to be a little like a dungeon crawler, but without danger.
so good for beginners then

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05-09-2010, 03:57 PM
#6
I hope they fix it. The game does not look bad, it just there are no enemies...
05-09-2010, 03:58 PM
#7
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,449
Seems to have been pulled so they probably will fix it.
05-09-2010, 06:06 PM
#8
i got it before it was pulled.. but dont have my cord to sync my iphone and try it out.. too bad, looked cool. hope its back up soon
05-09-2010, 06:43 PM
#9
Joined: Feb 2010
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It's a companion game to a book.
05-09-2010, 07:18 PM
#10
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 39
I wonder if the book will have words?