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iOS Game Programming with Xcode and Cocos2d

1st Edition

By Justin Dike


500 pages

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This book is written by a professional instructor and founder of, a company specializing in new media tutorials for nearly a decade. The book is a start-to-finish guide for anyone looking to begin iOS development using Cocos2d and Xcode and submit their finished app to Apple. Even if you haven’t read code before, you can begin with this book. This book is a handy reference guide, with easy to look-up sections of code snippets, pictures and links to video examples.


  • Code
  • Video examples
  • 5 hours of tutorial videos on Box2d, which can take the reader even further beyond what they learned in the book

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Hardest Part: Starting

Chapter 2: Objective-C Basics

Chapter 3: Cocos2d Basics

Chapter 4: Create Your Own Class

Chapter 5: Collisions, Touches & Gestures

Chapter 6: Accelerometer and Actions

Chapter 7: Animation & Particle FX

Chapter 8: Menus, Sounds, Scenes & Text

Chapter 9: Game Structure

Chapter 10: Extending Cocos2d

Chapter 11: The Back

About the Author

Justin Dike is the creator and lead developer at, an education website & video production company specializing in high definition tutorials for Xcode, Cocos2d, HTML5, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Toon Boom Animate, SketchBook Pro, and other software / frameworks. He received his BFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts, with a focus on 2D & 3D animation. Justin’s main focus is currently on application development and instruction for iOS and Cocos2d.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Programming / Games