Chapter 1. Introduction

Did you ever imagine yourself writing a computer game and being able to make money selling it? With Apple's iTunes App Store and the accompanying mobile devices iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, it's now easier than ever. Of course, that doesn't mean that it's easy—there's still a lot to learn about game development and programming games. But you are reading this book, so I believe you've already made up your mind to take this journey. And you've chosen one of the most interesting game engines to work with: cocos2d for iPhone.

Developers using cocos2d have a huge variety of backgrounds. Some, like me, have been professional game developers for years and even decades. Others are just starting to learn programming for iOS devices ...

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