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iOS 7 Game Development by Dmitry Volevodz

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Preface

Sprite Kit is a new framework from Apple for developing 2D games for iOS devices. It is new, fresh, and exciting.

Developers have been waiting long for a native library for games, but Apple did not deliver it until Version 7.0 of their operating system. Developers had to use unreliable third-party libraries, work on fixing bugs in these libraries, and experiencing headaches when suddenly your project just stops compiling under new versions of the operating system.

All these problems can be forgotten with the new Sprite Kit framework. It allows for easy and fast game development. It mimics many methods and the API of the Cocos2d library, which is a wildly popular library for game development. If you have ever checked out Cocos2d, you will ...

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