Well, I have mentioned a few times that I have a project which has been taking shape in the background and I am now in a position to share more information.
Based on the success of this blog and the excellent feedback I have received from those using the tutorials I am currently writing a book for Addison Wesley which is tentatively entitled Learning iPhone Game Programming: A Hands-On Guide to Building Your First iPhone Game.
I am really excited to be writing the book and I've been working hard running through all the code I've used in my tutorials making improvements to the performance using what I have learned since starting the blog. The real key to the book I feel is that it will take the reader all the way from coming up with an idea for a game and at the end of the book they will have developed a fully working game using all the common concepts needed to then start working on their own game ideas.
As well as taking the reader through the creation of a complete game, it will also provide video tutorials for each chapter where I will be talking through the chapters content, a little like I have been for my tutorials on this blog.
I'm really aiming to create a book for people new to game programming who want to get their ideas onto the iPhone in the form of a game, but who do not know where to start or how to take their ideas forward. I'll still keep posting updates to the blog in terms of tutorials and technical information etc and also keep blog readers up to date on the progress I'm making.
I'd like to thank everyone who has been supporting the blog and who's encouragement has really helped me get to this point. I want to continue to see this blog grow and become an even more useful source of information for people developing games on the iPhone.
So exciting times ahead and I had better get my head down and keep writing as I have deadlines which need to be met :o)