Corona Geek #175 – Twin Stick Game Development – Writing Code – Part 1

Corona Geek #175 – Twin Stick Game Development – Writing Code – Part 1

On today’s Corona Geek Hangout we continued our twin stick shooter game development series with a look at the grid system used to spawn new enemies and determine their starting proximity to the player. We also discussed global variables and functions, and introduced code to save, load, and inspect table data. Download the project code […]

Corona Geek #174 – Creating A Twin Stick Shooter Game

Corona Geek #174 – Creating A Twin Stick Shooter Game

On today’s Corona Geek Hangout we started a new game development series on creating a twin stick shooter game modeled after Geometry Wars. Ed Maurina walked us through an overview of the game’s design and the key game mechanics we will replicate. Specifically, we talked about adding weapons like cannons and mines, implementing parallax camera […]

Corona Geek #173 – Adding Game Controller Support

Corona Geek #173 – Adding Game Controller Support

On today’s Corona Geek Hangout we finished development on our top down shooter series with a look at how to add game controller support to desktop games. We examined the difference between analog and digital inputs with a look at working with axis events versus key events. We also shared code snippets for normalizing rotation […]

Corona Geek #172 – Dropping Pick-ups and Traps To Fight Zombies

Corona Geek #172 – Dropping Pick-ups and Traps To Fight Zombies

On today’s Corona Geek Hangout we continued development on our top down desktop shooter game. We added traps and pickups to help us battle the inbound zombie horde. We also added sounds, heads up display elements, and randomly generated bounding forest objects around the perimeter of our world. Next week we will add game controller […]

Watch: Roj Niyogi Answers Community Questions

Watch: Roj Niyogi Answers Community Questions

As a follow up to the recent blog post and forum response following Corona Labs acquisition, we sat down with Perk Founder and President, Roj Niyogi to answer questions from the Corona community. Roj addressed questions like, who is Perk, what is the future of Corona SDK, and how will Corona be leveraged to build […]

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