Tuesday, 29 April 2014

iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button Replacement Program

Any one heard of Apple's iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button Replacement Program ?

Unfortunately, after entered my serial number, as shown below, found that I am one of the unlucky ones.

But after read through the info on the web site, don't think I can survive without my phone for 4-6 days just to get the rarely-used button replaced, NO-WAY!

[Update 10/Sep/2014]
My iPhone 5 was replaced, see this post for details.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

New games coming soon!

I haven't release any new game for a long time since my previous 2. Have been working very hard in past few months on my 3rd game, well actually, it's 4 games in the same series.

The idea was to make things simple, so I cut the game into 2 part - Classic and Arcade, then as I have 2 designers working with me on this, I let them both have a go with their characters, so that doubles again...:-)

The code and design have both been finalised, just working on the final stage for the iTunes Connect details - working out which image to include, what should be included in the description, which keyword should be used, ...etc. Hopefully can finalise everything in next week or 2.

Wish me good luck and keep coming back for updates!


Sunday, 6 April 2014

Interesting Flappy Bird Tutorial using SpriteKit

Found this Flappy Bird Tutorial using SpriteKit and it works quite well.

Just need to add a few things: score display, music, sound effect, game over handling (currently the bird just disappeared when it died, which wasn't that user friendly), an icon...etc, and it's a fully functioning game!

Found a bug though, although collision detection was added for the ground, it wasn't added for the top of the screen. Which means I can actually fly above all pipes and keep traveling, scoring as many points as I like, until I felt tired, stopped flapping, and the bird fell to it's death...

Any way, it's great fun learning all the different techniques presented by the author. Wonder where did the author get all the images from?

Found another one here Flappy Bird tutorial, which has game score display, plus much better game over handling. Also, although I can also fly over all the pipes, I couldn't get any score as the bird didn't fly though the gap between the pipes. Looks like the second one is a better design!