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Top Ten Books for Learning iPad Game App Development


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The success of iPad has revolutionized the gaming world and has strongly affected the world of mobile development. Game developers who have mastered the art of developing iPad games are in great …

The success of iPad has revolutionized the gaming world and has strongly affected the world of mobile development. Game developers who have mastered the art of developing iPad games are in great demand. There are several amazing books that can help you learn how to develop iPad games from the scratch.

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  • 1. Top Ten Books For Learning iPad Game App Development Developed By: David Aldrich
  • 2. Learn to Ride the Waves of Apple iPads SuccessThe success of iPhone took everyone by surprise, and most tech punditsimpressed by what Apple had accomplished. But when the launch of iPad wasannounced, several tech critics said that there is not market for a device likeiPad. However, over 70 million iPads have been sold till date, and severalmobile developers and game developers are busy building apps for Applestablets.
  • 3. Learn GameSalad for iOS: Game Development for iPhone, iPad, and HTML5Written by David Guerineau, this is one of the few iPad game app development books that cater to the needs of non-programmers. This book doesnt deal with the usual technologies associated with iOS game development. As it is aimed at people who do not possess development experience, it focuses on how to use GameSalad (a game creation tool) to build 2D games for iPad and other iOS devices.
  • 4. Swipe This!: The Guide to Great Touchscreen Game Design Developing and designing games for the iPad is vastly different from designing games for PCs or laptops. Written by Scott Rogers, this book will introduce you to the basics of designing games for tablets. The book begins by outlining the features and peculiarities of tablet game systems.
  • 5. iPhone and iPad Game Development (For Dummies)A part of the celebrated for dummiesseries, this book is written by NealGoldstein, Jon Manning and ParisButtfield-Addison. While this book cannotteach you to develop highly-complexgames for iOS devices, it is worthwhile toread it before you plunge into theprocess of development.
  • 6. Learn iPhone and iPad cocos2d Game Development A thorough knowledge of cocos2d game engine is very useful for developing a game for the iPad. Written by Steffen Itterheim, this book is great for smart beginners who want to create powerful games using OpenGL.
  • 7. Learning cocos2d: A Hands-On Guide to Building iOS Games with cocos2d, Box2D, and Chipmunk Written by Rod Strougo and RayWenderlich, this book highlights thesimplicity with which cocos2d and relatedtools and technologies can be used tobuild powerful iOS games. The gamewalks you through the process ofdeveloping an iOS game called SpaceViking.
  • 8. Learn cocos2d Game Development with iOS 5 Apple iOS 5 has revolutionized the gaming world by offering several innovative gaming features. This book, written by Steffen Itterheim and Andreas Löw, will teach you how to develop games with virtual joypads, tilemaps, and Gaming Center.
  • 9. Beginning iOS Game DevelopmentA part of the celebrated Wrox Programmer to Programmer series and written by Patrick Alessi, this is the right book for you if you have a lot of hands-on programming experience. While this book is meant for developers who possess at least a basic understanding of the development process, it does not presuppose any knowledge of iOS programming.
  • 10. Learning iOS Game Programming: A Hands-On Guide to Building Your First iPhone Game Written by Michael Daley, this book is for expert developers who want to master iPhone 2D game development fast. While it focuses on developing games for the iPhone, the ideas mentioned in the book are extremely useful to the iPad game developer also.
  • 11. Beginning iOS 5 Games Development: Using the iOS SDK for iPad, iPhone and iPod touchWritten by Lucas Jordan, this is the perfectbook for developers who want to developpowerful games for iPad and iPod touch byharnessing the gaming-friendly features ofiOS 5. The book gives detailed lessons onhow to create iPad game apps, how todesign effective graphics and how to get theUI right.
  • 12. Tap, Move, Shake: Turning Your Game Ideas into iPhone & iPad Apps If you are just beginning to get interested in iPad game app development and like to do things yourself to understand them, this book is for you. It is written by Todd Moore and has a foreword by Steve Wozniak.
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