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iOS Game Programming Cookbook by Bhanu Birani, Chhavi Vaishnav

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Getting started with the SpriteKit game framework

With the release of iOS 7.0, Apple has introduced its own native 2D game framework called SpriteKit. SpriteKit is a great 2D game engine, which has support for sprite, animations, filters, masking, and most important is the physics engine to provide a real-world simulation for the game.

Apple provides a sample game to get started with the SpriteKit called Adventure Game. The download URL for this example project is http://bit.ly/Rqaeda.

This sample project provides a glimpse of the capability of this framework. However, the project is complicated to understand and for learning you just want to make something simple. To have a deeper understanding of SpriteKit-based games, we will be building a bunch ...

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