I know in the past I have been a big fan of cocos2D and have talked extensively about the functions. I have in the last two weeks written a side shooter an a box2D pinball game nether of the two could have been done without cocos2D. Now I am learning how to build a rapper for UIView class for displaying video for OpenGLES layer. This software is amazing the box2D stuff is complex and time consuming but a huge improvement over writing a physics engine for 2D. With the tools such as vertex helper it has shorten the time building vertex models for your box2D powered app. Here they now enter open source C++.
Its a little bit more involved then the Object-C version but a huge improvement over trying to build it from the ground up. The other benefit is the ability to develop for both iPhone and Android. So great platform cross portability for Android developers are racing it seems to get in on the cocos2D fun. I myself am jacked about the idea of being able to build on one platform and with only small amount of changes port it over to the other. I am still working with Objective-C its just another option for people to port over to move their games over to another platform.
cocos2d-x – News – cocos2d-x.org
“A lazy man had to write something because there’s 25 days ago since the last news posted here. I’m lazy so I need the multi-platform framework to reduce my jobs, and left me time for playing video games
At first, many useful blogs & tutorials are written by our kind developers, in the last 2 weeks
How to compile and run cocos2d-x in linux (by laschweinski)
cocos2d-x linux and android project in eclipse (by laschweinski)
How to Make a Catapult Shooting Game with cocos2d-x and box2d (by clawoo)
Performing a selector after a delay in cocos2d-x (by clawoo)
Creating a cocos2d-x box2d android project (by clawoo)
Platform versions supported by cocos2d-x
How to enable Multi-Touch
About device orientation
And then, we have more funny cocos2d-x games, ios top10 games Cut Cut Boom, Ninja Chicken 2:shoot’em up, “3 Kingdoms TD: Legend of Shu” are ported to android based on cocos2d-x. Please navigate to “Games” tab for more new games.
Fishing Joy HD android version, the super star of cocos2d-x community, has reached 3.4 million android users & more than 1.1 million active users so far. Currently, cocos2d-x games have more than 700,000 download on ios devices & more than 4.3 million download on android devices.”
Fishing Joy HD is the most popular download in China it seems. Ok looking game but it would drive me nuts!
Fishing Joy HD – YouTube
“July 19, PunchBox, a Chinese development team, release the first Android version of “Fishing Joy” over the world . “Fishing Joy” with its simple operating skills, relaxed atmosphere, beautiful pictures, have get the love and praise of the game players all over the world. The iPad version released in April this year, the game fee to obtain the total iPad championship standings at the first day in China. Then the iPhone version launched, which is also the first time occupied the position of free championship overall standings. To date, the cumulative downloads in the App Store of the “Fishing Joy” has more than 600 million times, and even it is invited to become a pre-installed Apple’s demo application in physical Apple stores in China.
Fishing Joy HD game is available on the Android Market here! let’s get the Android version of the best ranking game on iPad and iPhone.”
Fishing Joy HD Android, Top 1 in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and More! Free! | Chrom Loop