Corona Has Momentum, but Does it Have Money?


The following talks about the signs I’m seeing in the industry regarding technology changes and when it’s time to move to a new one. That time is now, I see the signs and describe them, albeit not necessarily as black and white as before. There are a multitude of options, but does the one I want, Corona, have the money to match it’s momentum?

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Corona Game Example: OOP, Scope, and Box2D Collisions – Part 1

I took a break from working on another side project to devote my Sunday and part of my Monday to playing more with Corona. Specifically, I wanted to:

  • Learn how to do better OOP in Lua
  • Learn how to extend the base Corona GUI classes like Group
  • Learn about collision detection via their Box2D implementation

Mutha-grabbin success.

I set out to re-build 1942. It’s the perfect Corona game in that it has a lot collisions, sprites, and simple bitmap animations. I want to talk about what I learned in my 2 days. If you’re not familiar with Lua and know some ActionScript, hit my Lua for ActionScript Programmers Crash Course and check out a more simple example first. Here’s a quick sample video. You can download/follow the code on Github.

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