Current Version: 1.4.9
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Download Size: 59.3 MB - Download
Build brilliant games at top speed. SpriteBuilder is a complete game studio for quickly building high quality native iOS games with Objective-C and Xcode.
SpriteBuilder packages the best-in-class tools for iOS game development, Cocos2d and Chipmunk, with a professional grade visual editor so you can build 2d games faster than ever before. Finally you have to tools to write a cross-platform game using truly native APIs in Objective-C.
From Sidebolt to Pocket Gems, SpriteBuilder has been used by top game studios to rapidly prototype and release top selling games.
- Designer-friendly GUI
- Fully extensible open source platform
- Animation editor for scenes, characters and boned animations
- Tileless editor
- User interface designer
- Resource management and sprite sheet generation
- Tools for localization
“SpriteBuilder has been an essential tool in building cross platform UIs for our games. It is lightweight and makes very few assumptions about the UI, making it flexible and easy to extend to our needs.”
- Paritosh Shah, Head of Mobile Engineering at PocketGems
“SpriteBuilder is easy to use and can handle everything from simple GUI layouts to complex character animations. It saved us time and energy by allowing better collaboration between design and development teams.”
- Conor Seabrook, Sidebolt
SpriteBuilder 1.4 adds a number of new features:
- Retina display support
- Visual editing of effects
- 2D lighting
- Updated version of Cocos2D
Most Helpful Reviews
Very nice tutorial and editor - I followed the tutorial and it was pretty quick and easy. I love the flow from SpriteBuilder to xcode, it was quick, no complicated menu navigation steps. Animation was handled well also. The tutorial was very comprehensive and broken down into consumable chunks.
1.4.7 Crashes when creating a new project - I would like to review the app, however, creating a new project causes a pinwheel and then crashes the app. I have checked the forums, and this is not an isolated issue as there have been bug submissions on this, yet certain members of the dev team are denying it is an issue. So, as of now it is a paper weight.
More Reviews for Current Version
Great product, but still needs work - This is an awesome effort. The killer features are the timeline based events (animation, sound, callbacks), sprite sheets, and cross platform support. However there are still some things broken in this version (1.4.9). The most limiting bug is the failure to support compression properly. This was brought to the developer’s attention on GitHub, but it was not fixed. This may be a sandboxing issue, but it still needs to be fixed. There has also been some flakiness when selecting colors. There needs to be a way to duplicate projects easily and import plists from ParticleDesigner. When these features are added and when the bugs are squashed, I will give this 5 stars, but I am just irritated enough and slowed down enough by the bugs, that I can’t give this more than 3 stars at this time. Still it is an excellent effort and shows amazing potential, and it’s free.