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Learning iOS 8 Game Development Using Swift by Siddharth Shekar

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Exploring SpriteKit

SpriteKit is a 2D game development framework that was first introduced in iOS 7 and Xcode 5. It is primarily used to create 2D games, so objects can be placed or moved only in the x and y coordinates. Using SpriteKit, you can create 2D games for both iOS and OS X.

If you have used Cocos2d, you will feel very much at home with the architecture and syntax of SpriteKit. Since the game will be mostly populated with sprites, it is called SpriteKit.

Since SpriteKit is a 2D game development framework, it provides all the tools that you require to create a complete 2D game from start to finish. You can create a MainMenu Screen, Gameplay Screen, and Options Screen. You can also create buttons on each of these screens. When the buttons ...

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