Let’s show off some student work first. These come from a long time learner, Dallas Prichard, who develops under the company name Studio 327. His most recently approved app is a fantastic twist on a maze game. You modify the maze while a mouse auto-navigates it’s way through it. That one is called Wind-Up Maze HD.
Dallas also created a memory match game. I’m sure we all remember those from our childhood. This one is called Magic Memory Match, and that title got the app REJECTED initially! Hmmm, what is so inflammatory about that title? Abbreviated to “MMM”? No, that’s harmless. Turns out a company in Germany has a copyright on the word “Memory” being used in the title of a game. Yipes, pretty broad copyright eh. The solution: This game is NOT available in Germany! What’s most interesting though is that Apple caught this. I would think for a more-obscure international copyright like that, this wouldn’t be noticed until the holder said something.
Onto CartoonSmart news. I’m in the final stages of finishing my Cocos2d and Xcode iBook. I’ve just updated the free version, with ( hopefully ) most of my dumbest mistakes corrected. I’ll leave a window open and assume there’s still plenty of less-dumb mistakes in there. Another few reads and I might catch them all. But aside from minor edits, there’s some major ones too. Some to do with Cocos2d v2, some for the iPhone 5, and so on. If you’ve been reading the book already, you should update your version.
Also the Commander Cool Starter Kit is now up to version 1.5, supporting the iPhone 5 and iOS6. Past buyers should have gotten an update. And my own Starter Kits have all gotten that update as well.
A brand-spanking new iPad App has hit the App Store called Sling Ninjas vs Demon Dragons. And I’ve got promo codes to giveaway! This is another modification of my Angry Ninjas Starter Kit Template. I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while, because Nipin, who has been modifying the kit and emailing me throughout his progress, has made some pretty vast changes. The core game is still a sling-n-break app, but he’s added 50 levels to it with some fantastic art, sounds, Game Center integration and a little storyline.
Since I just got done playing it for 15 minutes, which is an unheard of amount of gameplay time for me on any device or console, I can say this is a damn good game because it is VERY HARD. This does not start off with easy levels. I made it to level 4 somehow, thinking every new round was just not possible. Which apparently is what keeps me playing a game. And I’ll come back to this app again for more. So good work, Nipin!
Here are the codes, just remember this is an iPad only app. Take a code at random, and hopefully if you read this post soon enough it will be active.
Doh, I’m getting forgetful in my old age of 35. Or am I 34? Anyway, I forgot to post this advert on the blog. Most of you on the newsletter heard about this a week ago though, so sorry for the already-old news. Anyway, as always Paris Christou has taught a fabulous course! The artwork above tells all, he is as talented as a teacher as he is an illustrator too! Check out here at the Slim Male Characters sales page.