Video Tutorial: How To Make a Game Like Flappy Bird Part 1: Player Movement

Learn how to make a game like Flappy Bird for iOS using Sprite Kit in this video tutorial, starting with making the bird flap!


Your challenge is to:

  • On scene initialization, create a “play sound effect” action for each sound file in the project
  • Store the actions in instance variables for use later
  • Play the “flap” sound when the user taps the screen

The artwork in this game is by Mike Berg at weheartgames.com. He’s a great guy, highly recommended btw! :] Note that you have permission to use the code from this game in your own apps, but you do not have permission to use the artwork.

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Download demo code

Download challenge solution

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This tutorial series has been updated to Swift. You can find the Swift version here.




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