Swift Game Programming for Absolute Beginners - Arjan Egges

Swift Game Programming for Absolute Beginners

By Arjan Egges

  • Release Date: 2015-08-03
  • Genre: Programming


"Concepts of game programming are explained well, and no prior knowledge of Swift language programming is required. ...  The images and audio provided are professional and clean." William Fahle, Computing Review, May 31, 2016

Swift Game Programming for Absolute Beginners teaches Apple’s Swift language in the context of four, fun and colorful games. Learn the Swift 2.0 language, and learn to create game apps for iOS at the same time – a double win!

The four games you’ll develop while reading this book are:
PainterTut’s TombPenguin PairsTick TickThese four games are casual, arcade-style games representing the aim-and-shoot, casual, puzzle, and platform styles of game play. Professionally developed game assets form part of the book download. You’ll get professionally drawn sprites and imagery that’ll have you proud to show your learning to friends and family.
The approach in Swift Game Programming for Absolute Beginners follows the structure of a game rather than the syntax of a language. You’ll learn to create game worlds, manage game objects and game states, define levels for players to pass through, implement animations based upon realistic physics, and much more. Along the way you’ll learn the language, but always in the context of fun and games.

Swift is Apple’s new programming language introduced in 2014 to replace Objective-C as the main programming language for iOS devices and Mac OS X. Swift is a must learn language for anyone targeting Apple devices, and Swift Game Programming for Absolute Beginners provides the most fun you’ll ever have in stepping over the threshold toward eventual mastery of the language.


  • Amazing

    By Chicken feet 123456789
    Since buying this book I’ve been hooked. Though an absolute beginner could make use of this book I suggest you have at least a basic understanding of programming in general (not necessarily swift). The projects that are referenced through the book, though hard to find, are extremely well done and really help guide you through the learning process. Moreover, I came into a small issue regarding some of the image files with one of the projects, I personally emailed the author and he responded in a matter of minutes. Amazing book, would reccomend to any friends of mine looking to learn to program!