cocos2d for iPhone

cocos2d for iPhone is a framework for building 2D games, demos, and other graphical/interactive applications for iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad and Mac OS X. It is based on the cocos2d design, but instead of using Python it uses Objective-C.

cocos2d for iPhone is:

  • Fast
  • Free
  • Easy to use
  • Community Supported

Templates Installation

  1. Download the code from Github

  2. Run the install script by executing ./install.sh in Terminal
    (for more help and usage execute ./install.sh -h)

    Example:    
    $ cd cocos2d-iphone # change directory to cocos2d-iphone
    $ ./install.sh  # execute the template installer script
    
  3. And then open Xcode → New → New Project → cocos2d v3.x

Features

  • Scene management (workflow)
  • Transitions between scenes
  • Sprites and Sprite Sheets
  • Effects: Lens, Ripple, Waves, Liquid, etc.
  • Actions (behaviours):
    • Trasformation Actions: Move, Rotate, Scale, Fade, Tint, etc.
    • Composable actions: Sequence, Spawn, Repeat, Reverse
    • Ease Actions: Exp, Sin, Cubic, Elastic, etc.
    • Misc actions: CallFunc, OrbitCamera, Follow, Tween
  • Basic menus and buttons
  • Integrated with Chipmunk physics engine
  • Particle system
  • Fonts:
    • Fast font rendering using Fixed and Variable width fonts
    • Support for .ttf fonts
  • Tile Map support: Orthogonal, Isometric and Hexagonal
  • Parallax scrolling
  • Motion Streak
  • Render To Texture
  • Touch/Accelerometer on iOS
  • Touch/Mouse/Keyboard on Mac
  • Sound Engine support (CocosDenshion library) based on OpenAL
  • Integrated Slow motion/Fast forward
  • Fast textures: PVR compressed and uncompressed textures
  • Point based: RetinaDisplay mode compatible
  • Language: Objective-C
  • Open Source Commercial Friendly: Compatible with open and closed source projects
  • OpenGL ES 2.0 (iOS) / OpenGL 2.1 (Mac) based

Build Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6 (or newer), Xcode 4.2 (or newer)

Runtime Requirements

  • iOS 5.0 or newer for iOS games
  • Snow Leopard (v10.6) or newer for Mac games

Running Tests

  1. Select the test you want from Xcode Scheme chooser

  2. Then click on Xcode → Product → Run

Contributing to the Project

Did you find a bug? Do you have feature request? Do you want to merge a feature?

Forum

Download from Github

$ git clone git://github.com/cocos2d/cocos2d-iphone.git
$ cd cocos2d-iphone
$ git checkout develop-v3
$ git submodule update --init

Class References