Linkvent Calendar, Day 17: Controls & Usability

On December 17, 2010, in Cocos2D Linkvent Calendar, by Steffen Itterheim

Nikita Gazarov is the developer of Chopper Defense HD for iPad, a fast-paced Tower Defense meets Arcade game … type of game. Hard to describe, better see for yourself:

For the Linkvent Calendar he wrote two articles about gameplay usability. In his first post Virtual Controls Usability he describes the dual-stick implementation he used in Chopper Defense, and what the problems and solutions to that were. In his second post he goes into detail about The Sins of Accelerometer Controls, as experienced in games like Fly Effect Real 3D while Tilt to Live does almost everything correctly.