Tutorials

How To Use Shaders for Screen Transitions

Great tutorial teaching you how to make SpriteKit/Swift game scene transitions using shaders. Access it by clicking the link below...

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How To Implement A* Pathfinding with SpriteKit and Swift

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add the A* Pathfinding algorithm into a simple Sprite Kit game. A* lets you calculate a navigable path between two points, and is especially useful for 2D tile-based games. Access it by clicking the link below...

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How to Make A Flappy Bird Game in Swift and SpriteKit

Nice video tutorial teaching you how to make a flappy bird game in Swift and SpriteKit using Xcode 6.4. Access it by clicking the link below...

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Combining the Power of SpriteKit and Scene Kit

Great tutorial teaching you how to combine content created in SpriteKit and SceneKit into a single view to utilize the APIs! Access it by clicking the link below...

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SpriteKit Dynamic Light Tutorial

Great tutorial teaching you how to add light effects to the game scene on sample game using side scrolling scene with parallax scrolling! Access it by clicking the link below...

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iOS Game Development with SpriteKit Video Tutorial

Nice video tutorial teaching you basics about SpriteKit and Swift! Access it by clicking the link below...

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Space Invaders Game With Swift And SpriteKit Tutorial

Series of tutorials showing how to create a space invaders game using SpriteKit. The tutorial goes through creating the game utilizing SpriteKit features such as the physics and particle engines...

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Space Shooter SpriteKit and Swift Game Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial, you will learn how to make space shooter game using SpriteKit and Swift! Access it by clicking the link below...

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Beginner SpriteKit and Swift Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn basics of using SpriteKit and Swift in game development project! Read more by clicking the link below...

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Game Trigonometry SpriteKit and Swift Tutorial by Ray Wenderlich

In this tutorial, you will learn basic game trigonometry programming using SpriteKit and Swift game example! Read more by clicking the link below...

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Using Level Editor with Swift and SpriteKit Tutorial

Very Nice tutorial teaching you how to use Level Editor with your SpriteKit game and Swift. Read more by clicking the link below...

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Tiling a Sprite Texture in SpriteKit Tutorial

Nice tutorial teaching you tiling a sprite texture - fill the entire sprite using a smaller texture. Read more by clicking the link below...

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Orienting Sprites to a Location Tutorial

Nice tutorial teaching you how to orientate your sprites using SpriteKit in Swift. Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to Add SpriteKit Particle Effects To Your App

Great tutorial teaching you how to use SpriteKit particles in iOS app. Read more by clicking the link below...

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Moving from UIKit to SpriteKit

Very interesting tutorial showing tips and tricks that might be helpful when moving from UIKit to SpriteKit. Read more by clicking the link below...

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8-Way Parallax SpriteKit Scrolling Tutorial with Swift

Nice video tutorial teaching you how to create a smooth scrolling parallax star field using Swift and SpriteKit. Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to Create Breakout Game with SpriteKit and Swift

Great Ray Wenderlich's tutorial teaching you how to build an iOS version of Breakout game, using Swift and SpriteKit. Read more by clicking the link below...

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SpriteKit Physics Tutorial in Swift

Very nice tutorial describing major features of sprite rendering and physics engine by implementing a small iOS game. Read more by clicking the link below...

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SpriteKit Texture Atlases with Swift

Learn in this tutorial how you can improve development of SpriteKit games and apps using TexturePacker. Read more by clicking the link below...

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Swift Example of SpriteKit Scrollable Selection Scene

Nice tutorial describing Swift implementation of SpriteKit SKScene with scrollable team selection. Read more by clicking the link below...

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Adding Shaders to SpriteKit Video Tutorial

Nice tutorial teaching you how to add a shader to a sprite using Swift in your SpriteKit game. Read more by clicking the link below...

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Create Breakout Game with Swift and SpriteKit Video Tutorial

Nice tutorial teaching you how to create a cool Breakout Game from scratch using Swift and SpriteKit. Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to Save SpriteKit Game Data Using Swift

Nice short tutorial teaching you how to store your SpriteKit game data in Swift using NSCoder and plist as storage. Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to Make Space Shooter Game with SpriteKit and Swift

Very nice tutorial teaching you how to build Space Shooters game using Swift and SpriteKit. Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to Make Space Inviders Game with SpriteKit and Swift

Great Ray Wenderlich's tutorial teaching you how to build an iOS version of Space Invaders, using Swift and SpriteKit. Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to Make Cut the Rope Game with SpriteKit and Swift

Great Ray Wenderlich's tutorial teaching you to use SpriteKit to make a game similar to Cut the Rope, the award-winning, physics-based puzzle game. You will learn how to add sprites to scenes, create animation sequences, add music and sound effects, work with SpriteKit’s physics engine. Read more by clicking the link below...

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Swift and SpriteKit Video Tutorials by CartoonSmart

Very nice list of SpriteKit and Swift video tutorials. Check it out by clicking the link below...

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How to Make a Line Drawing Game with SpriteKit and Swift

Great Ray Wenderlich's tutorial teaching you how to write your own line drawing game; you trace a line with your finger and then sprites follow the line that you drew. Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to Make a Game Like Farmville with SpriteKit and Swift

Great Ray Wenderlich's tutorial teaching you how to create a how to make a waiting game like Farmville with SpriteKit and Swift! In this tutorial you’ll implement a simple example of a waiting game — Kookie Kiosk — that sells shakes and cookies. Your players can get rich by buying and selling wares. Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to Use Inverse Kinematics with Swift and SpriteKit

Great Ray Wenderlich's tutorial teaching you how to use SpriteKit’s inverse kinematics feature to implement dynamic punches and kicks in a fun and simple ninja game. Read more by clicking the link below...

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SpriteKit Swift Tutorial for Beginners

Great Ray Wenderlich's tutorial teaching you how to create a simple 2D game using Apple’s 2D game framework SpriteKit – using Swift! Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to Create Water Effect Using Fragment Shader in iOS8

Great tutorial teaching you how to create gorgeous water effects to your sprite textures in SpriteKit with the new SKShader class available in iOS8. Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to Create Custom Pixel Shader Using SpriteKit

Great tutorial teaching you how to create simple beach scene with sand and a reflecting water pixel shader using SpriteKit. Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to Build a Hanging Chains Effect using SpriteKit

Very nice tutorial teaching you how to build a physical object hanging on chains for your game with SKPhysics and SKPhysicsJointPins. Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to Build a Rotating Mill using SpriteKit

Very nice tutorial teaching you how to make a rotating mill for your game with SpriteKit physics (SKPhysics, SKPhysicsJointPin). Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to Create Card Game Mechanics using SpriteKit and Swift

Great Ray Wenderlich's tutorial teaching you how to use SpriteKit to manipulate images that serve as cards in a CCG app. You will move cards on the screen, animate them to show which cards are active, flip them over and enlarge them so you can read the text! Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to Create Custom Physics Bodies using SpriteKit and Swift

Great tutorial teaching you using physics bodies (SKPhysicsBody) in SpriteKit and Swift! Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to Port Your iOS Game to OS X

Great Ray Wenderlich's tutorial teaching you how to port your iOS game to OS X platform! Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to Create a Pachinko Game using SpriteKit and Swift

Nice small tutorial teaching you how to create a Pachinko game using SpriteKit and Swift! Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to Create a Tetris Clone using SpriteKit and Swift

Great tutorial teaching you how to create a Tetris clone using SpriteKit and Swift! Read more by clicking the link below. Find direct access to the source on GitHub on Open Source page.

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How to Create a Cut The Rope Game in SpriteKit

Excellent tutorial teaching you how to create a game like Cut The Rope from start to finish using LevelHelper 2. Read more by clicking the link below.

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How to Make a Swinging Hammer with SpriteKit Tutorial

Nice tutorial teaching you how to build a swinging hammer with the given physics engine in SpriteKit using SKPhysicsJointLimit and SKPhysicsJointPin. Read more by clicking the link below.

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How to Make a Flickering Torch Light Effect Tutorial

Nice tutorial teaching you how to make a flickering torch light effect with SKEmitterNode and SKAction. Read more by clicking the link below.

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SpriteKit Physics Features in iOS 8 Tutorial

Tutorial teaching you basics of SpriteKit Physics in iOS 8. Read more by clicking the link below.

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How to Build a Simple Seesaw with SpriteKit Physics Tutorial

Nice tutorial teaching you how to make simple seesaw game using SpriteKit physics (SKPhysics, SKPhysicsJointPin)! Read more by clicking the link below.

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How to Make a Rope For Suspension Bridge Using SpriteKit Tutorial

Nice tutorial teaching you how to make a rope with SKPhysics and SKPhysicsJoints for a suspension bridge! Read more by clicking the link below.

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How to Animate Explosions using SpriteKit Tutorial

Tutorial teaching you how to animating explosions with SKAnimations in SpriteKit! Read more by clicking the link below.

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How to create a game like Flappy Bird using Swift Tutorial

Great tutorial teaching you how to make Flappy Bird using SpriteKit and Swift! Read more by clicking the link below.

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Playing with iOS 8 SpriteKit and SKLightNode

Very nice tutorial and presentation teaching you how to use SKLightNode in iOS 8. Read more by clicking the link below.

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How to Build Missile Command Game with SpriteKit

Great tutorial teaching you how to make Missile Command Game using SpriteKit (creating the project, setting up the single-player scene, adding user interaction, adding a multi-player mode, physics, collisions, explosions...). Read more by clicking the link below.

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How to Create Eating Game by Using Swift and SpriteKit [YouTube]

Great video tutorial teaching you how to make Eating Game using Swift and SpriteKit. Read more by clicking the link below.

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Building a Simple Multi-Player Swift Game in Playground

Interesting article explaining how to make multi-player game in Playground. Read more by clicking the link below.

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How to Create a Fruit Ninja Blade Effect Using SpriteKit and Swift

Very nice tutorial teaching you how to create a blade effect like Fruit Ninja using Swift and SpriteKit. Read more by clicking the link below.

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How to Make Multiplayer Game using AppWarp in Swift

Very nice tutorial teaching you how to add multi-player support to your Swift game using AppWarp. Read more by clicking the link below.

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How to Make a Game Like Candy Crush with Swift Tutorial

Great Ray Wenderlich's tutorial teaching you how to make a game like Candy Crush with SpriteKit and Swift. Read more by clicking the link below.

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Basic SpriteKit and Swift Physics Tutorial

Nice tutorial teaching you about basics of Physics working with SpriteKit and Swift. Read more by clicking the link below.

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SpriteKit Basics Tutorial [YouTube]

Basic introduction to the spriteKit framework, creating a scene, adding nodes to it and performing actions on them. Read more by clicking the link below.

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Create the Game of Life using Swift and SpriteKit Tutorial

Very nice tutorial teaching you how to develop Conway's Game of Life using the new iOS programming language, Swift, and the SpriteKit game engine. Read more by clicking the link below.

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How to Create a Fruit Ninja Blade Effect Using SpriteKit

Very nice tutorial teaching you how to create a blade effect like Fruit Ninja using SpriteKit. Read more by clicking the link below.

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Using SpriteKit with Playgrounds in Xcode 6

Small tutorial teaching you how to write a simple SpriteKit game using new iOS 8 features: Swift and Playgrounds. Read more by clicking the link below.

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SpriteKit Game Development Course

Very nice online (udemy.com) course by Eduardo Irias teaching you how to make 2D games using the SpriteKit Framework (Frame renders, Nodes, Actions/Animations, Physics, Scenes). Read more by clicking the link below.

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Make Simple iOS/Mac App using Swift and SpriteKit Tutorial

Tutorial teaching you basics of making universal iOS/Mac App using SpriteKit and new iOS 8 Swift programming language. Read more by clicking the link below.

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Add Game Controller Support into your SpriteKit Game Tutorial

Great Ray Wenderlich's tutorial teaching you how to add hardware game controller support into a simple platformer game like Mario Bross made with SpriteKit. Read more by clicking the link below.

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How to Make a Game Like Candy Crush with SpriteKit Tutorial

Great Ray Wenderlich's tutorial teaching you how to make a game like Candy Crush with SpriteKit. Read more by clicking the link below.

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Generate Procedural Caves using Cellular Automaton Tutorial

Great tutorial teaching you how to use a discreet model called cellular automaton to generate procedural caves for your SpriteKit game. Read more by clicking the link below.

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Making Flappy Bird Clone Using SpriteKit Tutorial

Tutorial by Juan Carlos Sedano teaching you how to use SpriteKit to create a Flappy Bird clone game... Read more by clicking the link below.

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Building Sheep Jump Game Using SpriteKit Tutorial

Video tutorial teaching you how to use SpriteKit to create a simple sheep jump game... Read more by clicking the link below.

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How To Make a Multi-Player Game with SpriteKit Tutorial

Great Ray Wenderlich's tutorial teaching you how to use SpriteKit and Game Center to create a multi-player game... Read more by clicking the link below.

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SKPhysicsBody Collision Tutorial

In this tutorial you will learn how to make SKPhysicsBody reacting to contact but not colliding... Read more by clicking the link below.

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Working with Texture Atlas in SpriteKit

Nice tutorial teaching you how to use Texture Atlas in SpriteKit... Read more by clicking the link below.

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How to Make a Game Like Mega Jump With SpriteKit

Great Ray Wenderlich's tutorial teaching you how to use SpriteKit to create a game in the style of Mega Jump; quite popular vertical jumping game with really nice graphics and addictive gameplay... Read more by clicking the link below.

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Soft Body Physics (Jelly) Using SpriteKit Tutorial

Nice tutorial teaching you how to create soft body physics or jelly physics using SpriteKit. Read more by clicking the link below.

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Collision detection with SpriteKit Tutorial

Tutorial teaching you how to use SpriteKit Box2D physics for collision detection. Read more by clicking the link below.

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Working with Images in SpriteKit Tutorial

Tutorial teaching you how to use Image Sets and Asset Catalogs with SpriteKit. Read more by clicking the link below.

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Moving Sprites along Path with SpriteKit

Nice tutorial teaching you about path movement in SpriteKit. Read more by clicking the link below.

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How to develop Missile Command Game using SpriteKit

Nice tutorial teaching you how to develop legendary Atari Missile Command game using SpriteKit. Read more by clicking the link below.

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How to develop Flappy Bird game using SpriteKit

Tutorial teaching you how to develop Flappy Bird game using SpriteKit. Read more by clicking the link below.

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Using Labels in SpriteKit Tutorial

Tutorial teaching you how to display a label and add the functionality to drag it around the screen using SpriteKit SKLabelNode. Read more by clicking the link below.

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How to Build a Game like Flappy Bird with SpriteKit Tutorial

Great tutorial teaching you step by step how to make your own Flappy Bird clone using SpriteKit! Read more by clicking the link below.

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Build your own Flappy Bird Clone Tutorial

Tutorial teaching you how to make your own Flappy Bird clone using SpriteKit! Read more by clicking the link below.

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SpriteKit Game Development Bundle by CartoonSmart

Great development bundle on CartoonSmartCode.com providing you with SpriteKit learning kit (introduction, Role Playing Games, IAP, Game Art, Integration with UIKit)! Read more by clicking the link below.

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Game Trigonometry Tutorial by Ray Wenderlich

In this tutorial, you will learn basic game trigonometry programming using SpriteKit game example! Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to Make Super Mario Bros Game Tutorial by Ray Wenderlich

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a Game like Super Mario Bros using SpriteKit! Read more by clicking the link below...

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Understanding SKScene scaleMode Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use various scaleMode options in SKScene! Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to Create an Interactive Children's Book Tutorial by Ray Wenderlich

In this tutorial, you'll create an interactive children's book using the SpriteKit framework, where you'll learn how to add objects to scenes, create animation sequences, allow the reader to interact with the book and even how to add sound and music to your book! Read more by clicking the link below...

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Make AirPlay Game Tutorial using SpriteKit by Ray Wenderlich

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a AirPlay game using SpriteKit for graphics and UI! Read more by clicking the link below...

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Video Tutorial - Make SpriteKit game in 32 minutes

Video tutorial - making a SpriteKit Game (Orbivoid) in 32 Minutes by Joachim Bengtsson! Read more by clicking the link below...

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Integrating Spine with SpriteKit Tutorial by Ray Wenderlich

In this tutorial, you will learn how to take animated sprites made using Spine and put it into a simple SpriteKit game! Read more by clicking the link below...

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Parallax Scrolling in SpriteKit Tutorial

This tutorial will teach you how to make parallax scrolling in SpriteKit including sample source code! Read more by clicking the link below...

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How To Create Question-based Facts Game Tutorial

This tutorial will teach you how to use the SpriteKit framework to create a question-based facts game! Read more by clicking the link below...

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How To Create A Simple SpriteKit Game Tutorial - AppForCats

Very nice tutorial about making simple SpriteKit game - AppForCats ! Read more by clicking the link below...

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How To Create A Breakout Game Using SpriteKit Tutorial by Ray Wenderlich

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a Breakout game using SpriteKit ! Read more by clicking the link below...

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SpriteKit intruduction Tutorial by Mark DiGiovanni

Very nice SpriteKit introduction tutorial including sample source code! Read more by clicking the link below...

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Simple SpriteKit Game Tutorial by Code Fellows

SpriteKit simple game tutorial from Code Fellows iOS bootcamp! Read more by clicking the link below...

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SpriteKit introduction Tutorial by Chris Beauchamp

Very nice SpriteKit introduction tutorial including sample source code! Read more by clicking the link below...

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SpriteKit Tutorials by Miguel Diaz

Nice series of SpriteKit tutorials (SKNode, SKActions, Physicals, ...) by Miguel Diaz! Originally written in Spanish, so use Google Translator if needed. Read more by clicking the link below...

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Getting started with SpriteKit Tutorial

In this James Crowson's tutorial, you will learn how to start using SpriteKit by making Zombie Shooter game! Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to make a space shooter game tutorial by Ray Wenderlich

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a space shooter game using SpriteKit! Read more by clicking the link below...

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SpriteKit with iOS7 and Xcode 5 Tutorial on udemy.com

In this great tutorial, you will get introduced in 14 lectures about SpriteKit basics (texture atlases, collision detection, ...)! Read more by clicking the link below...

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How To Make a Universal SpriteKit Game Tutorial by Ray Wenderlich

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make mole whacking game using SpriteKit as universal app, so it works on both the iPhone and iPad, including retina display support! Read more by clicking the link below...

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How To Make a Procedurally Generated Game Tutorial by Ray Wenderlich

This fantastic tutorial will show you how to make a procedurally generated content game using Drunkard Walk algorithm! Read more by clicking the link below...

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How To Make a Game Like Space Invaders with SpriteKit Tutorial by Ray Wenderlich

This great tutorial will show you how to make legendary Space Invaders game using SpriteKit! Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to drag and drop Sprites Tutorial by Ray Wenderlich

This tutorial will show you basics of dragging and dropping sprites, how to use gesture recognizers and more. Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to make fighter plane game with SpriteKit

This tutorial will show you how tu use SpriteKit to make dog fighter game. Read more by clicking the link below...

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How to use SKTransition Tutorial

This tutorial will teach you to combine UIKit views and the SKTransition class to create beautiful, custom transitions between different SKScenes. Read more by clicking the link below...

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SpriteKit animations and Texture Atlases Tutorial by Ray Wenderlich

Ray Wenderlich tutorial about using texture atlases to make SpriteKit animations. Read more by clicking the link below...

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Making a SpriteKit animations using TexturePacker

In this tutorial you are going to learn how you can improve development of SpriteKit games and apps using TexturePacker ! Read more by clicking the link below...

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Making a SpriteKit Game in 32 Minutes [YouTube]

A quick intro to SpriteKit in iOS 7, and making a simple game to demo the four basic concepts of SpriteKit (nodes, actions, physics and emitters). ! Read more by clicking the link below...

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SpriteKit game from the scratch in 7 steps

Great Double Encore tutorial about making SpriteKit simple game in 7 steps. Read more by clicking the link below...

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Build an Airplane Game with SpriteKit!

This tutorial will teach you how to use the SpriteKit framework to create a simple Airplanes game. Along the way, you will learn all the core concepts of SpriteKit: animations, emitters, collision detection, and more! ! Read more by clicking the link below...

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SpriteKit Tutorial for Beginners by Ray Wenderlich!

First SpriteKit tutorial by Ray Wenderlich team! Read more by clicking the link below...

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