Category Archives: Education

Gidigames Android Board Game is Going Open Source [Happy New Year!]

Hurray and Happy New Year All! Gidigames is now OPEN SOURCE. You can download the Source code from Github and use it as you wish. Brief description of Gidigames Gidigames is a suite of simple (board) games that we’ve always … Continue reading

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Tizen Developer Summit Shanghai 2014 – A Recap

The Tizen Developer Summit is a regional, technical conference for Tizen developers, App developers, ISVs, Platform designers, Operators, OEMs, Hardware vendors, Software vendors, Open source enthusiasts, Academics and anyone engaged in Tizen. For Tizen, this was an opportunity to connect with … Continue reading

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Book Review – Learning iPhone Game Development with Cocos2D 3.0 by Kirill Muzykov

Occasionally, very good books come along that meet two important needs of beginner programmers – they are written in an engaging illustrative manner, and they cover the basic background knowledge or theory foundation required to commence larger projects. One such book … Continue reading

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Handling Sound in Cocos2D for Android

Screenshot credits from one of my games – Puzzbox Africa In many games, sound remains a vital component for achieving interactivity. You may need to play short sound clips in response to events e.g when a button is pressed, a … Continue reading

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Step by Step Guide on How to build your first Slider Puzzle game in Cocos2d for Android – Part 2

In part 1 of the tutorial, we set up the game scene, added a couple of labels to keep track of game status , amount of time elapsed and number of moves. And we made the timer start counting to … Continue reading

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Help I’m a Student, How Can I Become a Rockstar Programmer ?

“Programmers hardly ever get jealous on encountering “beautiful” code. Instead we admire, we complement and promote. In the midst of this flurry of altruistic feelings, we must continually benchmark our proficiency and will ourselves to higher levels of beautiful code … Continue reading

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New Google Chromebook Validates our USB Charging Design from 5 years ago.

“Someones project just went commercial” So, I got this line on Skype from a close friend today. He had read an article on Techcrunch  and promptly shared the link with me – “Google Reveals HP Chromebook 11, A $279 Chrome … Continue reading

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How to Slide a Sprite around based on touch/drag input in Cocos2D for Android

This post is written in response to a question on Part 1 of the Building your first slider puzzle game in Cocos2D for Android. How do you slide/drag a large image sprite around the screen based on touch/drag input ? … Continue reading

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Game Development Using Cocos2d on Android – An Introduction

… This post is meant to introduce you to game engines and developing 2D games on Android using the Cocos2D Game Engine. Why you should use game engines .. Gaming engines are software frameworks which provide/simplify repeated used features in … Continue reading

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