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Hello my name is Gordon

I have programmed before with WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) software. I started in middle school with a program called Klik n Play. I loved it! I got my best friend into it too. In college, a newer more powerful version came out called Gamesfactory, and eventually an even way more powerful one called Multimedia studios (MMF).

I've made great games with MMF but never finished. My friend I mentioned earlier took a more ambitious path…Long story short, he currently OWNs a game company and created an office Hong Kong, making games for Big Fish, a huge publisher of casual games. Has dozens of employees under him.

I recently got laid off in Jan from my job as a bio researcher, so I'm job hunting. Of course I'm job seeking, but I have so much time to kill. I considered maybe I can relive my game making dreams again. MMF has since gained the ability to compile to iOS, but it might not be efficient from a performance standpoint.

Three weeks I've gone through several books, some are typo-ridden garbage, many I like but they weren't helping me reach my goals, but this one seems to hit the spot! I'm very excited to make games. Whether I find a research job soon or not, a little extra fun (or money) can't hurt ; ) I'm very happy I stumbled upon this book.

i really appreciate how this book is written. The other books claim to be beginners, but very soon into the book, they skip steps, you feel like you're falling behind when in reality it's the books' fault!

How bout you guys?
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Hey Gordio, sorry to hear about your layoff. That's one of the reasons I got into iOS programming as a hobby while I'm still employed; there's been plenty of layoffs at my work over the last few years and it never hurts acquiring new skills. It happens to be fun too!

This book and the Learn Cocos2D book are great resources. I just ordered the Beginning iOS5 Programming book by Apress and am hoping that it's a good book to get me up and running with apps.

I'm using the accelerometer in my current game and can't wait to get it done. The basic structure is there but I'm working on the menu system and the different levels.

I think after I finish the next game I'm working on, I am going to try my hand at an app or two and not a game, just to get my feet wet there.
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