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Two Demo Projects

The Starter Kit includes two templates, one zombie attack version and another spaceship game version.

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Wave Attack Game - iOS Starter Kit


Wave games are hugely popular in the App Store, but the concept is simple: fight off wave after wave of descending enemies, while picking up ammo and maintaining enough health to level up. If you've never developed an App before, this is a great place to start. The code is already written, you just need to import new art, make minor changes to filenames, and maybe tinker with some basic variables to customize the game play to your liking.


The Starter Kit includes two templates, one zombie attack version and another spaceship game version. The spaceship version includes code for animated ammo drops, a scrolling background, animated post-kill FX (explosions), various-style enemies, and has more sound FX included. For the most part, the code between the two versions is the same but depending on what style game you want to create and how much of your artwork is animated, you can choose which template is easier to modify.

Both templates are currently setup to publish a Universal iOS app (one that runs on both iPhone and iPad) with HD graphics for Retina or non-Retina display devices.

Your purchase also includes download-able versions of the documentation videos.

Features List



The Basics

  • Universal App. The kit can build an app for both the iPad or iPhone, iPad-only or iPhone-only.
  • The Latest Cocos2d. The Starter Kit has been upgraded to Cocos2d v2.1 to support iOS6 and the larger screen space of the iPhone 5.
  • Super Fast. When published the game runs at 60fps for the iPad 1,2, 3, mini, iPhone 5, iPhone 4, and EVEN the iPhone 3GS.
  • Full Source. All the code is yours to modify, making this Starter Kit an amazing jumping off point for your App.
  • Brand It. Add new artwork, logos, sounds, or whatever to really make this kit feel like something YOUR company made.
  • Create Unlimited Apps. With both the Personal or Developer license you can create unlimited apps with the kit.
  • HD Graphics. There's nothing to change code wise, simply include higher rez images with extension changes (for example, enemy.png, enemy-hd.png, enemy-ipadhd.png)
  • Landscape or Portrait. The choice is yours.
  • Two Hours of Video Documentation. You'll know exactly how to modify everything once you've watched the documentation videos.

What's Possible

  • Add more ammo. Adjust the collision diameters for striking enemies and strength variations.
  • Add more enemies. Change appearance and difficulty per level
  • Add more sounds.
  • Add background music for different levels.
  • Change the speed of enemy descent or player fire.
  • Change player or enemy animations. For example, you could show a different animation based on what ammo your main player is using.
  • Add splatter FX or explosions after an enemy kill (these can be animated).
  • Add a scrolling background for flight style games.
  • Change player controls based on your touch. For example, you can restrict movement to only the X axis, allow the player to move anywhere on the X or Y, or restrict to only a portion of the X and Y.
  • Increase or decrease the difficulty of the game by simply changing the number of a few variables.


Video Documentation

Tabbed below, you can watch a short preview of this kit or the entire documentation video online (or offline if you download the videos after your purchase).



A short preview video of this kit.


  • Part 1 Intro and Provisioning - 0:00:00
  • Part 2 About the Images - 16:34
  • Part 3 MainGame class - 20:57
  • Part 4 GameData Class - 1:13:59
  • Part 5 Player Class - 1:18:29
  • Part 6 Enemy Class - 1:27:58
  • Part 7 Bullet Class - 1:36:22
  • Part 8 Options Menu - 1:43:26

The Personal License. Suitable for most people in the horde of wave attackers.


Only $24.99. You can create an unlimited number of free or commercial apps using this kit. The apps can only be distributed through one Apple account. In other words, you cannot develop for someone else on a "for hire" or freelance basis using this kit with the Personal License.





The Developer License. For professionals in the horde of wave attackers.


Your license to dev for only $150.00. You can create an unlimited number of free or commercial apps using this kit. The apps can be distributed through multiple Apple accounts. In other words, you CAN develop for someone else on a "for hire" or freelance basis using this kit with the Developer License.




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