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iOS 7 Game Development by Dmitry Volevodz

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Knowing about Sprite Kit

Apple presented iOS 7 in September 2013, featuring numerous new features for users and developers. One of them is Sprite Kit—a new framework for game developers.

Sprite Kit is a native SDK from Apple that allows simple entry into game development, without unnecessary overhead and a long learning process. If you are familiar with Cocos2d, you will have an easy time with Sprite Kit, as it is heavily inspired by the former. Sprite Kit provides native rendering and animation infrastructure to work with sprites as well as animations, particle systems, scenes, actions, physics simulation, and video effects.

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A sprite is a two-dimensional image or animation integrated into a larger scene. Any image can be a sprite—a character, ...

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