Space Game Starter Kit Now Available!

Ray Wenderlich
Space Game Starter Kit: Now Available!

Space Game Starter Kit: Now Available!

A while back, I wrote a tutorial on How To Make a Space Shooter iPhone Game.

I had a lot of fun working on that tutorial, so I spend some time extending the game to add some extra cool features like power ups, boss fights, enemies moving along paths, and more.

I asked you guys if you’d like me to turn the code into a full starter kit that you can use as a launching point for a game of your own, and tons of you guys said you would!

Well, you guys asked for it, and you got it!

At long last, the Space Game Starter Kit is complete and available on the new store!

Show Me The Video!

If you haven’t seen it already, here’s a trailer for the Space Game Starter Kit:

The coolest thing about the Space Game Starter Kit is not only do you get full source code to this game that you can use as a starting point, but you also get four epic-length tutorials showing you how to build the game from scratch!

This way, you’ll understand the techniques behind the game that you can apply to your own creations, even if it’s something completely different!

Thank You Beta Testers!

Huge thanks to the awesome beta testers for the Space Game Starter Kit: John, Luís, Hugo, Ibrahim, Fahim, Andrew, Nick, David, and Aaron!

These guys were a great help in catching various typos and mistakes in the tutorial so it’s of top quality for you guys!

I asked these guys for some feedback on the Space Game Starter Kit, and here’s what they sent:

"Extremely well written, Space Game Starter Kit guides you in creating a fully functional 
game in a clear and entertaining. Without a doubt, is one of the best sources of 
information for all who develop games for IOS, regardless of whether it is beginner or 
- Hugo Doria
"One of the best cocos2d tutorials I have ever read! I learned a ton and I expect anyone 
who reads through and types the code will learn a ton also!"
-David Johnson, TFWorld Software
"This starter kit is precisely what I was looking for. It contains everything one needs to 
dive right into programming for the iPhone and iPad, with a ready to test example that is 
really well commented and ready for future expansion. Having everything available 
together, the tutorial + source code + resources, has saved me a lot of time."
-Luis Felipe Strano Moraes

And That’s a Wrap!

If you want to learn more about the Space Game Starter Kit, check out it’s page on the new store.

I hope you guys enjoy the Space Game Starter Kit! If enough people purchase this, I may create some more starter kits for you guys in the future.

If you have any questions or comments on the Space Game Starter Kit or have ideas for future starter kits, please join the forum discussion below!

Ray Wenderlich

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User Comments


  • Hey all,

    I' am one of the beta testers Go ahead and download the starter kit it is awesome well explained

  • Just got it, Thanx Ray.
  • Just got my copy.

    Thanks Ray.
  • Glad this finally came out. Purchased and looking forward to learning from it.
  • I just bought the kit!Thanks a lot for this great learning material!Congrats!
  • got 1! whoop whoop
    /love the cool crowd
  • I thought it would cost $25. As I remember the vote was about that price. Now its to much for a poor student.
  • Thanks so much everyone for purchasing the Space Game Starter Kit and supporting this site!

    @zeiteisen: Yeah when I put up the vote, I didn't know quite what I was getting myself into LOL. This took a ton of time to put together, because I wanted to make it a really polished and useful starter kit for everyone. I'm real happy with how it turned out, but I had to bump up the price to make it worth my time. Sorry for the confusion!
  • Hey Ray
    In consequence I did not win the contest I want to buy the spacegame starter kit, but when I try to buy it it says 91$
    There us something with VAT 14$?

    Can You help me with that?

  • @redtoasty: Yeah, I sell the Space Game Starter Kit through a company called Clickbank, and they charge VAT in all countries that are required to charge VAT for Internet purchases by law. VAT is a big pain, I'm glad we don't have that here in the US!

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