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...

October 24, 2010

Sparrow 1.0 released!

If you have been worrying because there was no new blog entry for more than 3 weeks - then worry no more: we've just been busy finishing the latest Sparrow version. You read the title correctly: in a step so bold that it took even ourselves by surprise, we stamped...

October 1, 2010

Tweens & Jugglers unleashed

You think you know all about Sparrow's animation system after the last two parts of this series? But we have merely scratched the surface! Get ready for the last part of the series to find uses of the juggler you have probably never thought of! Tween events First, we'll discuss...