I promised a friend quite some time ago that I would work on converting his physical board game into an iOS game.
I’ve worked on it in fits and starts. I even has somewhat of a UI set up that I’d shown him (like maybe 2 years ago)… I know… not so good.
But now I can work on it full time! I am bound and determined to finish this sucker and get it into the app store!
Although I’ve played around with Swift somewhat, the original code was done in Objective C and I’m going to stick with that. The original code was using SpriteKit… and will continue to do so.
I’ve been spending the past few days studying the existing code, adding comments to it, and jotting down notes on how I want to handle coding the game.
I realize now that for the kind of game it is, that needs just basic geometric shapes, that I really have no need for bitmapped images (at least for the most part), and, by using some simple math, I can have my game’s graphics scale nicely without needed all sorts of images with different resolutions included in my project.
SO, onward I go! My goal is to have it out in the Apple App store for sale for my friend by the end of this July.
So far, the only app I have ever finished and placed in the App Store is not my own app. It is an app I have written for a friend. He wrote a book of humorous poems with illustrations called “I Lost My Underwear Today and other flights of imagination.” You can find this book for sale on Amazon. He asked me to create an interactive version of the book as an app for the iPad. This is when the iPad was brand new!
Now I have finished version 2. Not only does it run on the iPad, but the iPhone and iPod Touch as well. It now has little splashes of color, some sound effects, and the page turning looks like you are turning pages in a book as opposed to flipping pages of a legal pad (which is what it looked like in version 1).
So, it is out in the app store and I know that some people that I know have bought it and left reviews. So far, in the App Store, no sales show up nor any ratings or reviews are showing up. I wonder how long it takes before those things start to be visible.
Give it a try, its only 99 cents! 🙂
If you can leave some feedback below that would be very cool too.
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