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Make Your Own Flappy Bird Game With Sprite Kit

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014

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The Complete iOS Game Course – Build a Flappy Bird Clone


The Complete iOS Game Course is, in my opinion, the best and most comprehensive iOS training product available on the internet today.

It is not just a “Flappy Bird” Clone course. It will actually teach you everything that you will ever need to know about making games for iOS devices at a fraction of the cost of a similar offline training course. If you are genuinely interested in learning how to make your own Flappy Bird Game (and much, much more), then this is by far the best online training course in iOS game creation that I have found and I highly recommend it.

There are more than 300 hours of course content, including 30 hours of video tutorials, course notes and challenges. There is also an active forum community for this course where you can exchange ideas and solve problems with other students and course tutors.

You can read the reviews of past and present students of this course. As I write this, this course is rated as 5-stars by all of those students. The other great thing about this course is that the tutors are so confident in the quality of their training that they offer a 30 day Money Back Guarantee.

Finally, there are no monthly membership fees to worry about and you can take as long as you need to complete the course – you have lifetime access to the 185 video lessons so that you can learn at your own pace and return to individual lessons in the future as you build your own games.

So, if you think you might be interested in learning to create the next Flappy Bird game, read on …

Make Your Own Flappy Bird Game

The Flappy Bird Lesson


No-one could possibly fail to be impressed and intrigued by the story of the Vietnamese creator of Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen. Before he mysteriously withdrew Flappy Bird from the App Stores, Mr Nguyen is reputed to have been making about $50,000 per day in in-app advertising revenue and and the game had been downloaded about $300 million times!

It is a truly remarkable story and one that vividly demonstrates what can be achieved with a little programming knowledge and a very simple game idea. Love it or hate it, Flappy Bird was a highly addictive yet very simple game idea that took him about a week to make.

Do you have what it takes to be the next Dong Nguyen?

How Can You Compete With the Big Players?


Simple iOS Game IdeasMaking games for handheld devices like the iPhone and iPad is very different from making traditional console games. Of course, the big players have moved into the smart device market and very often tried to port their complicated console games.

However, I and many people like me much prefer to play the simple (but addictive) independently made games and this is how it is possible for an amateur programmer to make money via the App Store.

Being successful on the iOS / Android games market is NOT necessarily about making complex games with teams of coders and digital artists. The handheld devices that are used to play iOS and Android games are best suited to games that are relatively simple, but at the same time have something about them that hooks people in and makes them want to play them over and over again.

Anyone that has tried to play a complicated adventure game on an iPhone will tell you that it is just not the right medium for such games. Instead, the games that do well are those that have few controls and a relatively simple scoring system.

Flappy Bird, Angry Birds, Paper Toss, Fruit Ninja, Subway Surfers etc – the two things that they all have in common is simple game play controls and a simple scoring system. Now, some of these games have the sort of graphics that hobbyist programmers would find hard to replicate, but other have very simple visual components and the game play code is also relatively simple. So, if you have a good idea and a reasonable grasp of Sprite Kit, there is no reason why you couldn’t create the next Flappy Bird or Fruit Ninja blockbuster game.

Is This Just Another Pointless Game-Clone Product?


Absolutely Not!

This is definitely not another one of those useless products that simply gives you files containing unexplained “clone code” or a training course that just teaches you how to type meaningless code into Xcode until you end up with a rather pathetic looking imitation of the original game. I am well qualified to make this assessment because I wasted hundreds of dollars buying these types of useless products when I first started to learn to make games for iOS devices.

What Will I Learn on This Course?


The Flappy Bird part of his course is, in fact, the final part of a fully comprehensive training course that teaches you how to build advances games using the Sprite Kit engine. It presumes no prior Spite Kit knowledge and will teach you each of the required game making skills one-by-one.

You can see this for yourself from the full course contents list.

In short, you will learn:

Make Your Own Flappy Bird Game Course Content List

How is This Course Different from the Others?


Unlike many other courses that I have paid for, this course teaches you about every single element needed to make a full functioning game. Very often, other courses will teach you how to add backgrounds, program the hero and enemies and a basic scoring system, but they completely fail to mention the need for a pause screen, music, settings and options screens etc.

This course teaches you absolutely everything  – nothing is left unexplained and, whilst a little previous knowledge of Objective-C would be helpful, the tutors give a very good explanation of the basics and systematically build upon those lessons as the course develops.

How Much Does this Course Cost?


30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Buy the Complete iOS Game Course for $499 here.

As I have previously mentioned, this is a fraction of the cost of an offline course of this comprehensive nature and you probably won’t ever need to ever enrol on another iOS game making course.

What the Students Say About this Course


I have read all of the reviews and, as I have already mentioned, this course has been rated “5-star” by all of those reviewers.

Some of the reviewers’ comments include:

“Working through the first game was very satisfying as the instructor gradually builds up complexity in the game. You are able to visually see what you have accomplished at the end of pretty much every lesson. You very quickly (relatively speaking) get a complete game up and running. The second game does a good job of tackling more complexity and introducing better structure within your code. This approach has been great for me personally as it has helped me see these projects through to completion without getting bored and moving on to something else.”
“When it comes to learning about programming, I am an addict. I’m a second year Computer Science student, and in those two years of scavenging the web for it’s best programming content, this is at the top of my list (along with the complete iOS7 course on udemy, made by the same guys) ! It is explained thoroughly, and in as simple manner as possible. AND there are reviews after every big step to make sure you understand everything that is going on. It is the best course on udemy for programmers. You need this. It is worth every penny of the $500, and the early bird specials are around $100, so I feel like I ripped these guys off at that price. I really hope these guys continue to make more courses! This has helped advance my skills more than most college class I’ve taken thus far. Thank you for making this.”
“The Complete IOS game Course – Build a Flappy Bird This course will meet above and beyond all your expectations, it is worth the price, the course is very informative and will show you every thing you need to know to build games”

A Great Book on Sprite Kit


If you are looking for a Sprite Kit book to help you learn how to create games for iOS devices, I highly recommend the book that I have reviewed at the bottom of this previous post.

Further Information


If you need any further information about this “Make Your Own Flappy Bird Game” training course, please leave a comment in the box below or send an email to kristian@howtolearnios.com

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