What You’ll Discover
This course will cover the most popular topics for creating your own mobile game.
It starts at a fairly low level but even the first view videos will show you how to animate an object on the screen.
I’ve been programming games for decades and teaching for just about as long, but there are times when I might skip over something that leaves you going, “Huh?”
If that happens, it probably means I need to add a supplementary video to go into more detail on that topic. So don’t feel shy about shooting me a message if you need me to clarify something. I consider the courses I create to be “ever evolving” to fit the needs of the people taking them.
Thanks, and enjoy the journey ahead of you!
Installing the Corona SDK Framework
The Corona SDK framework is a commercial tool, but they have an unlimited FREE trial version available. The only thing you can’t do with the trial is to publish a finished game to the App Store, but you can do the entire development process without paying a dime, which makes it an awesome choice for learning.
Here’s the download link for Corona SDK:
After you download the file you’ll have to install it. If installing software is something you can do in your sleep, just go for it — there’s nothing special about the Corona SDK installation process.
If you need more guidance, see the following page for step-by-step instructions:
To Install the Windows version of Corona SDK:
To Install the Mac version of Corona SDK:
That should get you ready for the next step, installing the IDE (Integrated Development Environment) called Outlaw.
Installing the Outlaw IDE
You can use any text editor or IDE you like to create your mobile games. Some people love Sublime Text, some like Notepad++, etc. I use Outlaw, which is the successor to Corona Project Manager, the #1 IDE for Corona SDK. Outlaw is a commercial project but has a free trial version that’s perfectly suited for learning. In fact, some people use the trial version for creating commercial apps, so you can continue to use it even after you learn Corona SDK.
Downloading the Sample Code
There’s sample code available for each section — you’ll find a link to the code in the intro text before you get to the first video.
After you download the file you’ll need to unzip it. It should unzip into a folder with a descriptive name so you can keep track of the code for each section.Back to the Game Dev Dashboard