Reminder: Upcoming Cocos2D via Minigames Workshops!

Ray Wenderlich

This is just a quick reminder that Rod Strougo, Shawn Grimes and I have two offerings of our Cocos2D via Minigames Workshop coming soon!

What Do You Mean, Minigames?!

If you haven’t heard of Cocos2D via Minigames before, this is a workshop for beginner/intermediate Cocos2D developers, where we show you how to build your own iPhone games with Cocos2D from the ground up!

We’ll start by showing you how to make a minigame about a cat having a rough day:

Cat Jump!

Then you’ll try things out for yourself by making your own minigame with Cocos2D from scratch!

We’ll provide you instructions and art, and you’ll make a game about the cat taking a much-needed break:

Cat Cheers!

Then we’ll show you how you can use Chipmunk physics to make a game about the now drunk cat trying to take a nap:

Cat Nap!

Then you’ll make another minigame – and so on! By the end of the workshop, you should walk out with 4 mini games (6 for the 2-day version), and a ton of experience!

This is a great way to get kickstarted with game programming for iOS. As one attendee put it: “The Cocos2D via minigames workshop allowed me to learn both the basics and some advanced techniques in just 2 days. It would have taken me weeks to learn the same things on my own!”

The Offerings

So like I said, we have two offerings coming up:

  • Oct 15-16 (Denver, CO): The full 2-day weekend workshop. For this offering, the instructors will be Shawn Grimes and myself. For a $75 discount, use the promo code “RAZEWARE”!
  • Nov 11 (Boston, MA): A 1-day pre-conference crash course at the Voices that Matter iOS Developers Conference. For this offering, the instructors will be Rod Strougo and myself. For a $150 discount, use the promo code “BSTSPR8″!

Wondering which to choose? The nice thing about the Denver offering is it’s 2 days (so we can cover some extra information such as tile maps and intermediate physics), and the nice thing about the Boston offering is it’s part of the VTM iOS conference, so you can attend that as well afterwards. But really it mostly depends where you live and which would be most convenient to you :]

These will likely be the last offerings for a while, as putting these together takes a lot of time and we need to focus on other projects – so if you’re interested, this is your chance!

Want More Information?

Simply visit the Denver 2-day weekend workshop page or the Boston 1-day pre-VTM conference crash course page for more information!

Rod, Shawn and I hope to see some of you guys there!

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.

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