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Create a Killer Mobile Game in Just Seven Weeks in RunRev’s New LiveCode 5 Game Academy

Weekly Webinar Sessions Will Teach Academy Attendees How To Create, Deploy, and Market Dynamic Mobile Games

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 02, 2011

RunRev today announced at the MacTech Conference its new LiveCode Game Academy, whereby both new and experienced developers will learn to create vibrant, graphical mobile games with stunning visual effects in just seven weeks. The academy will run online weekly from December 3 to January 31 with a 2-week break over the holidays. The Academy is a free, no obligation program. Information and registration details are available online at

LiveCode was uniquely designed to give software and mobile app developers the easiest way to create applications for any platform or purpose. The development environment is incredibly easy to learn and results in the fastest and easiest app creation. With games being the most popular form of mobile apps today, comprising 70-80% of all mobile downloads, both experienced and novice developers are looking for opportunities to learn game creation quickly and easily.

The LiveCode Game Academy runs over a seven-week period and is an accelerated course in the principles of programming and game creation. Participants will learn how to build a mobile game from start to finish, and develop the following skills:

– Game design considerations
– Basic gameplay coding
– Animating game pieces (the ability to manipulate sprites)
– Working with layers and backgrounds
– Optimizing game performance
– Managing different devices and resolutions on iOS and Android
– Deploying to your iOS or Android device
– Marketing your game: how to integrate Facebook and other social networks into your game, game business models (Freemium vs. pay-per-download), and how to submit your game to the App Store and Android marketplace.

“Our initial LiveCode Summer Academy was a tremendous success and a great help to hundreds of developers who walked away with a mobile app after seven weeks,” said Kevin Miller, CEO of RunRev. “The mobile gaming industry generated nearly $8 billion this year and is expected to reach $11.4 billion by 2014. This market prospect offers developers a tremendous opportunity for growth and success, and LiveCode will help them get there faster and easier than any other development environment.”

LiveCode Development Environment
The LiveCode development environment is a full-featured cross-platform solution that enables shared code across multiple platforms and devices. In addition to LiveCode for mobile devices, deployment packs include Windows desktops, Mac OS X desktops, Linux desktops, and popular Web browsers on Windows, Mac and Linux, including Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome and Firefox. LiveCode pricing begins at $99 (£79) for a one-seat, personal use license, with additional pricing options for various commercial and academic environments.

About RunRev Ltd.
RunRev makes the LiveCode cross-platform development environment for creating applications for mobile, Web, desktop and server more than twice as fast as any other development environment. Using a visual development system based on live coding, application changes appear in real-time, while the natural programming language eliminates complex code and symbols for modern development. LiveCode appeals to both new and professional programmers, IT and enterprise developers, educators and individuals who want a robust yet flexible path to cross-platform app creation. For more information, please visit