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iOS Game Programming Cookbook by Bhanu Birani, Chhavi Vaishnav

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Learning the basics of SpriteKit – The FlyingSpaceship tutorial

In this section we will learn and explore basic concepts of SpriteKit. We will also develop a mini game, which will help in understanding the concepts with some robust implementation. The best way to learn SpriteKit is to see it in action.

Getting ready

To build a SpriteKit game, firstly you need to understand the basic structure of a SpriteKit project. You can get started with a starter project having a SKScene and an SKNode placed on it. This would equip you with the setup to build your basic game.

How to do it...

To understand the basic concepts of game programming, let's create a new project with the SpriteKit game template with project name FlyingSpaceship. The project will demonstrate ...

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