If you like to play video games, you’ve most likely played some variant of the classic game Breakout.
The goal of Breakout is to move a paddle on the bottom of the screen with the goal of bouncing a square ball to break through a wall of blocks and advance through the levels.
In this tutorial, you will create a game very similar to Breakout, except instead of breaking blocks, you’ll be killing zombies! :]
To build this game, you will use a game framework called Corona. Corona is a cross-platform software development kit, which means you can write your app once and then export it to multiple platforms such as iOS and Android.
Additionally, the application code is written in Lua, a simple and lightweight scripting language, which can be considerably easier to learn than compared to Objective-C or Java.
This tutorial is for complete beginners to Corona, or to Corona developers who’d like to brush up a bit more on the fundamentals.
So without further ado, let’s start breaking some zombies! :] (more…)