Learning Cocos2D Book Giveaway!

Ray Wenderlich
Our Learning Cocos2D Book is Now in Print!

Our Learning Cocos2D Book is Now in Print!

Rod Strougo and I are pleased to announce that our book Learning Cocos2D is now in print!

It’s an amazing feeling to see it finally in print! It’s always been a dream of mine to write a book, especially about game programming!

We hope this it’s helpful to many of you and that it inspires you to make your own Cocos2D games on the App Store.

I received a box with a bunch of copies from our publisher, so you know what that means…

Mad loot for you guys to thank you for reading this blog! :D

Show Me The Loot

Like the pre-release book copy giveaway, it’s really simple to enter. All you have to do is write something in the forum discussion for this post!

This time the suggested topics are (pick 1 or more):

  • Your favorite game
  • What you’d do with your life if you were rich enough not to worry about money
  • An iPhone rap

Next Tuesday, I’ll announce the winners, who will each receive a free copy of the book.

I’ll pick 1 winner for the best entry for each of the above topics, 1 random winner, and 1 winner for whoever has the highest post count on the forums (not including forum mods, sorry guys!) – so there will be 5 winners in total! :]

If you already bought the book, feel free to enter anyway – if you win, you can give the extra copy to a friend!

How’s The Book Doing So Far?

Rod and I are extremely excited to see the book is doing incredibly well so far. Currently it is #1 in the Game Programming category on Amazon.com!

Learning Cocos2D Book: #1 Game Programming Book

Not only that, but the first printing of the book has sold out (5000 copies!) Our publisher said this is pretty rare to sell out this quickly – it’s only happened a few times in the past.

And for all of this, Rod and I have you guys to thank! Your support and encouragement is what has made this book possible, and we feel incredibly lucky to be part of such an awesome iOS community.

You guys are truly one of a kind!

Where Can I Get The Book?

In case you aren’t feeling lucky (or want another copy), here’s some links for where you can get the book:

Feeling Lucky?

I thought I’d wrap this post up with a picture that our previous winner Isaac was kind enough to send me:

Learning Cocos2D Book Prerelease Copy - in Italy!

Isaac is from Italy, and this is an awesome picture of the prerelease copy being enjoyed in style – candlelight, wine, a Mac, and Learning Cocos2D – what could be better than that? :]

I’m looking forward to giving away some more copies to you guys to thank you for your support!

As a reminder, here are the suggested topics:

  • Your favorite game
  • What you’d do with your life if you were rich enough not to worry about money
  • An iPhone rap

Please add your entry to the forum discussion below – can’t wait to see what you guys come up with! :]

Ray Wenderlich

Ray is an indie software developer currently focusing on iPhone and iPad development, and the administrator of this site. He’s the founder of a small iPhone development studio called Razeware, and is passionate both about making apps and teaching others the techniques to make them.

When Ray’s not programming, he’s probably playing video games, role playing games, or board games.

User Comments

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  • My favorite game is the one that I will create after reading this awesome book!! :)
    PezHead
  • You have to listen to my story with your very own eyes, it's a matter of life and death.

    I am the maker of my own favorite game. It's a game that hasn't been released yet, it will only be available in two years. At first, things will be great for me, billions of copies of the game will sell worldwide. Money, girls, cars, Cornettos, everything you can dream of, I'll have it. The game (that's the name of the game) will outsell every other game ever made, and it will be soon installed on nearly all devices connected to the world wide web.

    Sadly this will be the beginning of mankind's doom.
    How? That's simple! As I am a lazy crappy game developer, I am currently not smart enough to create the game all by myself. The best solution would be to purchase the amazing Learning Cocos2D book on amazon, and use it to create the game. I just don't know it yet. Instead, in 30 days, I'm going to ask my roommate, triple PHD in artificial intelligence and software engineering to help me program the game in exchange of an enormous amount of burritos and chinese noodle soups! The problem is that my roommate is going to insert what he sees as an inoffensive self-learning AI code in the game, that will in the year 2019 make all electronic devices self-aware and mark the beginning of machines' rebellion against mankind, and also against cats, seems like machines actually hate cats.

    Thanks to the game, however, I'll have become rich enough not to worry about money, and will invest all my money on a machine that actually lets me send internet messages to the past. This is our last chance, please let the former me from your time win one of the copies of the book. It's the only way to prevent me from asking my roommates's help and prevent him from adding his evil AI code.

    You are humanity's last hope.
    eKaiju
  • God Dammit, the machine did not work.

    The message was sent one week too late...


    There is no hope anymore.
    eKaiju
  • @eKaiju: LOL that was hilarious :] If only the machine had worked! :]
    rwenderlich
  • Oh well ... here I am as usual .. last to the game and missing out on the free book giveaway!!!

    LOL ... oh well ... I guess I'm going to make very one read my post anyway ;)

    I'll just go for all 3 ...

    1) Best game ever .. well .. that must have been Boulder Dash on the C64 :) Man, I played that so much that when I went to bed at night and I closed my eyes, I could still see the little man running around picking up the diamonds!!!

    2) If I had all the money in the world ... I would buy a yacht and sail around the world coding for free for open source applications

    3) Rap
    O hec he asked me to rap
    It must be some kind of trap
    Why couldn't he ask us to sing
    then we could go bing bada bing

    This must be a trap
    to laugh at our bad bad rap
    or maybe the next book from Ray
    would be Larning to Rap with Ray

    Oh my oh my ... I think I'm going to cry
    My brain is starting to fry
    thinking of a bunch of geeks
    rap rap rapping with Ray


    Better late than never :)
    basset
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