8 Free Apple Game Framework Tutorials Updated For Swift 3

Tammy Coron

Swift3Update-AGF-featureAs you may have noticed, we recently updated a ton of tutorials to Swift 3: 27 iOS tutorials, 8 Swift tutorials and 6 macOS tutorials.

But don’t worry Sprite Kit, Scene Kit, and Metal fans: we also updated some Apple Game Frameworks tutorials too. =]

Today we’re happy to announce that we’ve updated 8 Apple Game Framework tutorials to Swift 3, and more are on the way! And even better — these updates are free and available today.

Here are the 8 tutorials we’ve updated:

Apple Game Frameworks Tutorials Updated For Swift 3

How to Make a Game Like Candy Crush with SpriteKit and Swift

  1. How to Make a Game Like Candy Crush with SpriteKit and Swift: In this four-part “How to” tutorial with SpriteKit and Swift series, you’ll learn how to make a game like Candy Crush named Cookie Crunch Adventure. Yum, that sounds even better than candy!

What’s New In SpriteKit on iOS 10

  1. What’s New In SpriteKit on iOS 10: A Look At Tile Maps: In this tutorial, you’ll learn all about tiles – how to import them and paint them in the new Tile Editor. In the new game Rubber Duckie Rescue that’s sure to be a smash-hit, you’ll rescue some rubber duckies along the way.

How To Create a Breakout Game with Sprite Kit and Swift

  1. How To Create a Breakout Game with Sprite Kit and Swift: In this two-part tutorial series, you’re going to learn how to create a Breakout game using Sprite Kit, complete with collision detection, ball bouncing using physics effects, dragging the paddle via touches, and game states.

  1. How To Make a Game Like Space Invaders with Sprite Kit and Swift Tutorial: In this tutorial, you’ll build an iOS version of Space Invaders, using Swift and Sprite Kit, Apple’s 2D game framework.

Card Game Mechanics in Sprite Kit with Swift

  1. Card Game Mechanics in Sprite Kit with Swift: In this tutorial, you’ll use Sprite Kit to manipulate images that serve as cards in a CCG app. You’ll move cards on the screen, animate them to show which cards are active, flip them over and enlarge them so you can read the text — or just admire the artwork.

How to Make a Game Like Monster Island Tutorial

  1. How to Make a Game Like Monster Island Tutorial: In this tutorial, you’ll level up your knowledge of the SpriteKit physics system by creating a game named ZombieCat.

Sprite Kit and Inverse Kinematics with Swift

  1. Sprite Kit and Inverse Kinematics with Swift: In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Sprite Kit’s inverse kinematics feature to implement dynamic punches and kicks in a fun and simple ninja game. :]

iOS Metal Tutorial with Swift

  1. iOS Metal Tutorial with Swift Part 5: Switching to MetalKit: In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to update your Metal app to take advantage of the MetalKit framework.

Where to Go From Here?

This is only the beginning. We’ll be releasing a new or updated Apple Game Framework tutorial each and every month: fully compatible with Swift 3!

Thanks to all of the authors for updating their tutorials, and thanks to you for reading this site – stay tuned for more new Swift 3 tutorials each and every week.

As always, if there’s something you’d like to see a tutorial for, or if there’s an old favorite tutorial you’d like to see updated, please drop me a note! :]

Tammy Coron

Writer • Illustrator • Developer • Speaker

Tammy Coron is an independent creative professional and the host of Roundabout: Creative Chaos. She's also the co-founder of Day Of The Indie, the organizer behind Indie DevStock, and the founder of Just Write Code.

For more information, visit TammyCoron.com.

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