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Evaluation of Sprite Kit for iOS game development
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Human-Centered systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose with this thesis is to investigate whether Sprite Kit is a good tool to simplify the development process for game developers when making 2D games for mobile devices. To answer this question a simple turn based strategy game has been developed with Sprite Kit. Sprite Kit is a game engine for making 2D games released by Apple.

Based on the experience I got during the development I will go through and discuss some of the most important tools provided by the game engine and how they helped us to complete our game.

The conclusions I reached after making a game with Sprite Kit is that the frame- work provides all the tools necessary for creating a simple 2D mobile game for iOS. Sprite Kit hides much of the lower level details and gives the game de- veloper comprehensive development support. This helps the game developer to save a lot of time and focus more on the gameplay when creating a game. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
game development, evaluation, iOS, Sprite Kit, mobile, 2D
National Category
Media Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-112666ISRN: LIU-IDA/LITH-EX-A--14/061--SEOAI: diva2:769040
Subject / course
Computer and information science at the Institute of Technology
2014-11-14, John von Neumann, Linköping, 13:00 (English)
Available from: 2014-12-08 Created: 2014-12-05 Last updated: 2014-12-08Bibliographically approved

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