Learn Mobile Game Development with Corona SDK at your own pace
(PRWEB) October 26, 2014
Software training firm Infinite Skills Inc. last week released its "Mobile Game Development With Corona SDK," a course designed for beginning mobile game developers, focusing on the essentials of using Corona to streamline the development process.
The Corona Software Development Kit (SDK) allows users to access the power of C++/Open GL through Lua, a language layered over C++ which uses a more user-friendly set of commands. Corona is compatible with both iOS and Android operating systems, allowing applications to control the full range of mobile device features, including the camera, accelerometer, magnetometer, video player, and GPS.
With Infinite Skills' "Mobile Game Development With Corona SDK," new developers can quickly learn the core concepts and techniques of this critical development tool to learn the basics of game-building in a matter of hours.
Course author J. A. Whye has dedicated his career to programming across a wide variety of languages and platforms, having first learned to program on the Apple II in 1984. He has recorded hundreds of training videos, and when he isn't training, he maintains websites posting tips and tricks for Corona game developers and the Outlaw tools website.
Whye begins with an overview and guides you through installing the Corona SDK, the Outlaw IDE, and provides instructions for using a basic code editor.
Whye then covers the basics of how to program in Lua, focusing on the essentials of interacting with Corona, before exploring the essential tools for creating a game, including animation and images, scene management, sound, and tap and touch events, leading up to an introduction to Box 2D Physics.
Whye then walks students through the development of three simple games that illustrate different aspects of game development. Users will create a physics game, a shooter game, and a puzzle game, as Whye then provides a look forward to the other phases of development.
"This course is designed to show you how to develop games with Corona," Whye says.
"First of all, it's important to understand that Corona is not a language, it's a framework, it's a kit that allows you to put pieces together for a game by accessing a device's hardware, the accelerometer, GPS, and so on. This is real programming, but easier than full languages because Corona simplifies Objective C."
Infinite Skills offers its "Mobile Game Development With Corona SDK Training Video" either as a DVD or a direct download from the company website at a retail price of $99.95. All Infinite Skills titles and formats are compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems, and shipping is available around the globe. Additionally, Infinite Skills tutorials are supported by project files which correspond to examples in the videos, allowing users to work alongside their instructors right on their computer or iPad.
About Infinite Skills Inc.
A leader in the field of software training, Infinite Skills strives to offer the highest quality training available at an affordable cost. Infinite Skills tutorials are task-oriented instructional videos, teaching complex skills by providing hands-on examples and guiding users as they carry out critical objectives. Infinite Skills offers a comprehensive range of software titles available as DVDs, digital downloads, as well as iPad editions—keeping with company aim of delivering professional training to customers anywhere they want to learn.