Articles

SpriteKit – What is New in iOS 9

List of SpriteKit API changes in iOS 9. Access article by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

SpriteKit – What is New in iOS 8

Very nice article presenting Sprite Kit main iOS 8 features in details (shaders, lightening, ...). Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

SpriteKit – The New Best Friend Of iOS Developers

Nice article presenting Sprite Kit main features as the first-choice framework for iOS game and app developers. Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

Memory Usage in Sprite Kit

Interesting article discussing various image handling scenarios and memory usage in Sprite Kit game. Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

Porting your Sprite Kit Game to Swift

Very nice article explaining various challenges you may encounter while porting your Sprite Kit game to Swift. Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

What WWDC 2014 New Features Means to Game Developers

Great article by Ricardo Quesada discussing new features (SpriteKit, Swift, Metal, ...) presented in WWDC 2014 and what they means to Game Developers! Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

First Look at SKLightNode in iOS 8

Article presenting new SKLightNode SpriteKit class in iOS 8! Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

Apple WWDC 2014: Metal and SpriteKit Unveiled

Article announcing exciting news about Sprite Kit enhancements! Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

SKShapeNode Nightmare

Interesting article by Shawn Moore describing multiple issues Shawn faced using SKShapeNode! Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

How Apple is shaping Game Development

Interesting article discussing Sprite Kit, GLKit, and Scene Kit and how Apple is shaping game development! Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

Sprite Kit vs. Cocos2d vs. Unity 2D

Interesting article by Ray Wenderlich discussing pros and cons each of the main 2D frameworks (Sprite Kit, Cocos2d, Unity 2D) ! Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

Sprite Kit Game Development Bundle by CartoonSmart

Great development bundle on CartoonSmartCode.com providing you with Sprite Kit learning kit (introduction, Role Playing Games, IAP, Game Art, Integration with UIKit)! Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

Porting iOS Sprite Kit game to Mac OS X

Article explaining basic steps needed to port your iOS Sprite Kit game on Mac OS X! Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

Sprite Kit Landscape Setup

Article discussing and suggesting how to setup your SpriteKit game to use only Landscape mode! Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

5 approach to implement Sprite Kit drag

Article discussing and suggesting various implementation methods for SpriteKit drag for various cases (physics, multitouch, ...)! Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

Animating multiple sprites without loosing frame rate

Article demonstrating how to animate multiple sprite and preserve high frame rate ! Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

Sprite Kit supporting 2.5D discussion

Article discussing support for 2.5D manipulations in Sprite Kit and rotation workaround using two views ! Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

Comparing Sprite Kit Physics to Direct Box2D

Very nice article comparing Box2D usage in Sprite Kit and using it directly! Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

Custom drawing in Sprite Kit

Nice article explaining how to customize drawing of graphical elements in Sprite Kit! Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

Coding Similarities between Sprite Kit and Cocos2D

Nice article comparing Sprite Kit and Cocos2D in several similar classes (SKScene, SKAction, ...)! Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

Sprite Kit vs Cocos2D - which one to use?

Article comparing Sprite Kit and Cocos2D bringing advantages and disadvantages of both engines! Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

Using Glyph Designer with Sprite Kit

Nice article explaining how to use Glyph Designer (font designer) with Sprite Kit including SSBitmapFont extension classes! Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

Sprite Kit presentation and sample source code from PragmaConf 2013

This is the "SpriteKit 101" page, accompanying the session with the same name at PragmaConf 2013 in Milano by Marin Todorov! Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

Sprite Kit - Setting Up Correct Scene Dimensions

Nice article discussing and suggesting proper solution for your game scene dimensions! Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

Sprite Kit - Top 5 pros and cons by Nils Kuebler

Nice overview of all pros and cons of iOS 7 Sprite Kit framework! Read more by clicking the link below.

Link to Article

Top of page

ColorTap - first Sprite Kit game on the App Store!

ColorTap is the first Sprite Kit game on the app store! Read more by clicking the link below or click here for direct access to trailer.

Link

Top of page

Kobold Kit v7.0 - Free, Open Source - now available!

Kobold Kit v7.0 - the free and open source Sprite Kit game engine Apportable to Android - is now available for download! Read more by clicking the link below...

Link to Article

Top of page

Sprite Kit vs. Cocos2d

Great comparison of Sprite Kit and cocos2d! Read more by clicking the link below...

Link to Article

Top of page

Kobold Kit goes Open Source!

Breaking news!!! Steffen Itterheim and his team decided to open Kobold Kit source! Read more by clicking the link below...

Link to Article

Top of page

Why Sprite Kit Will Dominate Mobile Gaming With iOS 7

Great article announcing Sprite Kit domination in iOS game development... Read more by clicking the link below...

Link to Article

Top of page

Why Apple Created Sprite Kit And What It Means For Cocos2D

Steffen Itterheim analyzing Sprite Kit and what will be its impact on cocos2d... Read more by clicking the link below...

Link to Article

Top of page