Living Without Storyboards or Interface Builder: Grids and a Grid Class

Using Grids As Steve Jobs liked to say… "Oh, and one more thing more thing." In my last post Living without Storyboards or Interface Builder, I mentioned scribbling on a piece of paper. I do that often, but it is helpful to go one step further: use a preset grid. The web building world, at …

SlippyFlippy 1.1: Adding a Fading-in and out Label with Background in SpriteKit

Today we have a bug to deal with in SlippyFlippyPenguin. There are a two reports of when a user selects the hard skill level  the game  immediately goes to game over. I cannot find anything that is different in the code to account for this except user error. I think the user error is users …

The Slippy Flippy Dare: How to Use Basic Physics in Sprite Kit

In the last installment of this series I showed two kinds of animation: SKAction and using the update: method from frame animation. The third major type of animation is using the physics engine. A physics engine takes the mathematical laws of physics and adds them to the scene. It removes the developer from the math …