How to Make a Platformer Game with Cocos2D-X

Introduction: Foreword

Hey. :) Welcome to our book about how to make a platformer game with Cocos2D-X. This book will teach you how to make a complete game from scratch and publish it yourself.

This book will walk you through all the basics steps of how to write game code, make art assets and build your own cross-platform game.


What will you need to know to make use of this tutorial?

  • Some familiarity with the C++ programming language.
  • Some familiarity with an IDE like Xcode, Visual Studio or Eclipse.


Please note that this is an iterative book. As the open-source Cocos2D-X game engine grows it gets better and better, causing us to enhance this book. A changelog will be maintained so you can always see what's new.

We hope you enjoy learning about making your own multi-platform sidescroller game!

Got questions? Leave a comment below. You can also subscribe to be notified when we release new chapters.

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  • czy

    very nice

  • Chuck--bass

    I think this must be a very good way to learn cocos2d-x!!!!

  • Stephen Maddox

    Looking at the chapters, this is going to be a good book. Lots of new stuff I have been wondering about.

  • KhanhNguyen0507

    Looking at the chapters, this is going to be a good book.
    Very Nice.

  • Joe

    So has this project been abandoned??

  • Joe

    Awesome! Do you have any donations place?? I really enjoy the idea behind this book, and I would like to give you something in return for your effort! :D

  • Joe

    Done :D keep it up :D

  • Stephen Maddox

    Any news on more chapters? I bought Paralaxer on 7/2 and am anxious to get through the book.

  • Painache

    When the new chapter “Projects & Build Scripts” will be released? Waiting for the chapter for so looooooooooooooooong.

  • painache

    Awesome! Thank you for the hard working of the new chapter on setting up a cocos2d-X meta-project.

  • Saj

    You should include Windows Phone 8. :)

  • Anonymous

    Could you please provide PDF/EPUB versions of this book? I can’t afford using 3G to read it :/

  • NobbZ

    Your email subscriber is really nice, but why don’t you provide real RSS? I prefer my RSS-Reader over a flooded mailbox.

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