January 30, 2011

QuickHelp working, new Sparrow-powered Games

Xcode QuickHelp I just wanted to inform you that the Xcode integration of the Sparrow API reference is now working properly. You just need to update the documentation from its public feed in Xcode. To do so, open up the Xcode preferences and enter the “Documentation”-tab. If you have not...

January 28, 2011

Sparrow moves to GitHub

To this date, you could get the Sparrow source code by accessing a subversion repository on our own server. Subversion is great, and I enjoyed working with it. (BTW, I recommend using a version control system to everyone, even if you are working alone. It’s just like having an “Unlimited...

January 13, 2011

Sparrow 1.1 hatched!

The new year is just a few days old, but it has already been extremely busy for our bold little bird. It harnessed the holidays to gather new feathers, no: features and exercised in the gym to stay lightweight and agile. And here it is, better than ever: Sparrow 1.1!...

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....