January 10, 2011

Sparrow in the Mac Developer Magazine 01/2011!

For all German readers: I had the honor of writing an article about game development on the iOS platform for the German Magazine "Mac Developer". It contains an overview about what you have to consider when you want to create a game for the App Store, ranging from the gameplay...

January 2, 2011

Tutorial: Sparrow Add-ons

The Sparrow user Shilo has created a great tutorial that shows you how to extend Sparrow. It currently contains the following topics: Sound Pitch Text Drop-shadow Quad Border Quad Fill Quad Scew Quad Gradient Set/Get FrameRate on Initialization Stage Color Show Framerate on Screen Find the tutorial itself here and...

December 28, 2010

Diverse Tips & Tricks

This post will show you several simple tricks about how to do certain things with Sparrow. I hope that it contains some interesting facts for anyone! Flipping an image Sometimes, you need to flip an image horizontally or vertically. Sparrow's display objects do not contain a property that allow you...

November 17, 2010

How to create a Sparrow Project from Scratch

Sometimes, you want to use Sparrow without having the option to use the app scaffold or the Xcode template. This can happen e.g. when you want to integrate Sparrow into an existing project. This is a topic that pops up regularly in the forum. That's why I wrote this tutorial....

November 10, 2010

User's corner: Go Usagi!

This blog post is from Daniele Zannotti, one of the creators of "Go Usagi!", an innovative puzzle game for iOS. A few days ago, I asked him if he had time to write a few words about his experience with Sparrow and iOS in general. Thankfully, he agreed and wrote...

November 6, 2010

New: Sparrow FAQ

Hi folks, I just wanted to inform you that there's a new information source about Sparrow available! We just added the Frequently Asked Questions section, available via the Help menu of this page. It's an easy to browse list of information snippets, with many links to blog articles and forum...

October 30, 2010

New options for creating a Texture Atlas

Thankfully, with Sparrow becoming more widely recognized, third party tools begin to pop up! This time, I want to point you to 2 great pieces of software that can help you create your texture atlases. As you know, Sparrow has its own texture atlas generator. You find it in the...