August 11, 2020
On this day in 1942, the U.S. patent office issued a patent for a frequency-hopping spread spectrum communications system—an important concept that paved the way for cellphones and wi-fi. And the inventors? Actress Hedy Lamarr and her composer friend George Antheil.
Which just goes to show you don't have to be an expert in the field to be an expert in the field.
Even if you've never built a game from scratch before, Apple gives you the tools and frameworks to help you make it happen. Grab a copy of Apple Game Frameworks and Technologies and get started today. Now available in beta from pragprog.com/titles/tcswift.
Fame and fortune await.
Apple Game Frameworks and Technologies
Discover the power of Apple Game Frameworks, Xcode, and Swift by building three exciting games: Gloop Drop—a new twist on a classic arcade game, Val's Revenge—a roguelike dungeon crawler, and Hog—a social player vs. player mobile dice game. With Apple Game Frameworks, you can create high-performance, power-efficient games that work across all Apple platforms, including iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS.
Design and develop rich 2D gaming experiences using Apple's built-in game frameworks. Harness the power of SpriteKit using Xcode and Swift to create engaging player experiences. Use the visual Scene Editor to build complete scenes. Unleash the power of the Particle Editor to create amazing effects. Use GameplayKit to add advanced features to your games like pathfinding, artificial intelligence, and complex rule systems. Build larger, more detailed worlds with tile maps and Xcode's visual Tile Map editor. Bring people together using GameKit and Game Center, Apple's social gaming network. Increase revenue with third-party banner ads and rewarded ads using Google AdMob™. Monetize your games with StoreKit and in-app purchases.
So, grab your gear and get your game on—it's time to level up your skills.
Now available in beta from pragprog.com/titles/tcswift.
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