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Cocos2d is an open-source framework for building cross-platform 2D games with Xcode and Objective-C.

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Cocos2d is an open-source framework for building cross-platform 2D games with Xcode and Objective-C.


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What do you like best?

Este motor es completamente de código abierto y tiene una red asombrosa. Diferentes respuestas para seres humanos únicos. Es la plataforma y puede, sin problemas, iniciar su recreación e incluso su aplicación para iOS, Android, Windows Phone. Con los enlaces de Javascript, literalmente puede crear un ave flappy. clone en 2 horas o mucho menos, suponiendo que ya tiene sus pertenencias de audio y foto. Algunos juegos conocidos como Bad land, hill climb racing, 2048 son productos de cocos2d Obj C y su hermano cocos2dx c ++ Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Es sobresaliente, excepto por ayudar con el lenguaje propio a la izquierda. También tiene algunos problemas con el Windows Phone y veo una caída en el precio corporal. Pero supongo que es suficiente. Si bien la comunidad es grande, falta una documentación para la API y se omite el sistema de animación. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Hay una gran cantidad de selecciones específicas, y la documentación no siempre es la mejor en todo el tablero. Asegúrese de compararlo con los competidores, ya que hay otras opciones que brindan soluciones similares o mejores para problemas similares. Libre y de fuente abierta, la versión -x conocida como Cocos2d-X está escrita por C ++ en general, por lo que es capaz de recopilar de forma nativa en casi cualquier máquina que use un dispositivo de partículas para algunas empresas y el precio del cuerpo nunca baja Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Está desabrochado y abierto, y es muy beneficioso para la empresa de juegos. Creación de prototipos del juego Este motor lo ayuda a crear su aplicación y deporte sin esfuerzo y la publicación para más de una plataforma le ahorra tiempo. Para mí, cocos2d es lo mejor para proyectos y creación de prototipos simples del juego. Cocos2djs, javascript basado principalmente, sin embargo, también puede compilarse en local. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Cocos2d is a cross platform game development frame.Cocos2d also includes it subparts Cocos2dx-js and cocos2d creator that makes game developer work less painful.The api is huge giving a list of features such as scene management,particle and animation effect.Layer system works well with the games.

Programmers can write code in C++ and there is a JS port too who are comfortable with it.

Being open source.Fixing bugs and peeking up into source code is easy to optimize the existing code.

The best thing about cocos2d is SDKbox.Adding external modules such as ad modules or social media modules are quite easy while correlating with your code.

A good quality game are written in cocos2d including charbuster Hill climb racing,castle clash and dragan city. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Inefficient and incomplete documentation.Looking at the api and example.Finding a simple feature such a drawing a primitive segment is not included in the documentation which make the programmer work difficult.

There are loopholes within the game library itself which can be frustrating to users.

Everything in the core game variables are global which makes it hard to maintain.

cc.Something is the convention whole framework follows. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

coco2d is a good game framework but adding features on the top of existing code made it messy.Better checkout libgdx/godot. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using cocos2dx for our current html5 games.So far so good.Cocos2dx-JS is all open source.Adding more feature or modifying existing features is quite as forking the project on github.The build size is quite low. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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I didn’t have experience with Cocos2D when I first use this program and I lacked any Apple hardware to follow along with the tutorials that you get online. Although this was my case, I was still able to learn and follow along thanks to their images of what the game would look like after given code examples. I now feel more confident with the fact that I can work in an Apple environment, and development full games utilizing Cocos2D. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I love how easy was to me to learn how to creat my first iphone game with my lack of experience Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Their open source MIT license cross platform C++ game framework had support for iPhone X, and is easy to learn how to work with it! I read a couplw of online tutorials and that was enough Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Cocos2D-X is connected to the engine in C ++. This makes it possible to create applications in C ++, and thereafter for IOS applications, Android or Windows Phone. Recent development had also allowed users to publish for HTML5 if they are using JS to code their games. it allows you to use a variety of programming languages ​​such as C ++, Lua, JavaScript and C #. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that I don't like about it. It's absolutely free and easy to use. But somehow I think more optimization can be done. I've used unity before but if you're a student and have no money then you should go for Cocos2d. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try to take lectures on Cocos2D from Youtube or Udemy. Install it on Mac and use it with Xcode.

Learn to code in Easy language or whatever you think is easy for you. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I develop android and Ios games using cocos3d and upload them on Google Playstore. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

The software itself seems inviting, used by a lot of developers. It seems robust and full featured. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I was never able to get much going with Cocos. The documentation was obtuse and difficult to get even an entry level application going. I attempted to multiple times and was turned off by the lack of resources. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was trying to use it for mobile application development. It had been recommended to me. Unfortunately, I did not find it ultimately that useful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Different solutions for different people. Find the tool that works best for you or is the most like your other workflows. Well tested with lots of high quality products make this a good bet for final products. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Many split up codebases and frameworks that make it confusing to get started and difficult to find good tutorials.

Documentation is lacking, and information on the internet is a scattershot compared to other engines. This makes it especially hard for beginners. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be careful when getting in to Cocos2d. There a lot of different choices, and documentation isn't the greatest across the board. This is a great and mature product if you are able invest the time into learning it. Make sure you weigh this against competitors, as there are other options that provide similar or better solutions to the same problems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Game prototyping. I would like to have a good solution that I can get up and running quickly for testing various game ideas. This engine is very good after you get more comfortable with the codebase, however, that time investment is steep when compared to other solutions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

For open source project cocos2d has mantain a very god community. It mean, a bug issue and help are always on their forum. Super good for fast prototyping game without headaches. Some famous games like Bad land , hill climb racing , 2048 are products of cocos2d (Obj C) and his brother cocos2dx (c++). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

While community is big, a documentation for the api is lacking. This makes some kind of hard entry barrier for newbie. But i think its fair enough. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are a experienced programmer, knowing what API and library does, cocos2d is a best shot you can get for developing Ios Games, beside than spritekit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For me, cocos2d is perfect for simple game prototyping and projects. Best Part of these technologies are they work in native language like obj C with great native support and robust performance. And currently if you are fluent with javascript like me, you can use Cocos2djs, based javascript but also can compiled into native. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

This engine is fully open-source and have a good community. It's cross platform and you can easily release your game ( and even your app) for iOS, Android, Windows phone. Working and learning the engine is straightforward and it took about one week. the quality of engine (renderer, physics, etc) is awesome and I experienced more than 5 commercial projects.

the cocos2d-x version is primly in c++ and It's so convenient to use. It also support scripting as well. recently It also added 3D feature which will make it more popular besides unity3d. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's awesome except for supporting right-to-left language. It also have some problem in windows phone and I see frame rate drop. 3D feature is still young and it is not as powerful as unity. the animation system also is missed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Best game engine for commercial 2D game ! Free and open-source. ease of publishing and releasing your game for multiple platform such as iOS, Android, Windows Phone.

the -x version ( called Cocos2d-X) is written primarily in C++ so it can compile natively on just about any system.

you also will love the speed of this game engine. I use particle system for some project and the frame rate never drops. I really love the v3 of this engine (currently v3.10 is final stable one).

It also recently add 3D feature which show-case present a good performance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This engine help you create your app and game easily and publishing for multiple platform is time-saving. It's free and open-source and it's very useful in game industry. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

I like the flexibility the framework provides. I've mostly used Cocos2d-x which allows you to create your games using C++, Lua and Javascript.

Using the Javascript bindings you can literally create a flappy bird clone in 2 hours or less (assuming you already have your audio and graphic assets). The JS development cycle is fast, lightweight and allows you to test your code in 2 seconds or less (depending on your computer capabilities)

If you would like to use Cocos2d Sprite Builder you could also create games easily using the tools bundled with framework. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The side tools provided by the framework are not as integrated as it should yet. They've deprecated many tools before being able to adapt it to the current needs (like Cocos IDE and CocosStudio).

Also they've just launched the Cocos Editor, that overlaps some feature of other tool calles Cocos.

The tool strategy is not clear yet. in 2015 they've announced that they will change the name of the Cocos2d-x framework to just Cocos, they've launched the Cocos tool, but Cocos.org site still only available in Chinese. They still launching tools outside the Cocos integrated tools even when they said they wont. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you're creating a simple 2D game, consider using Cocos2d-x. I would highly encourage you to try the Javascript binding since it will allow you to work really fast.

If you're creating complex 3D games , even though Cocos already support 3D, you may consider using other framework. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've been creating lightweight games with this tool since 2013. It's totally free of charge and it's opensource, which means that you can change the code for convenience, but in my particular case, the greatest advantage I have derived from the code is having access to deeper debugging capabilities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Cocos2D is very flexible, supported by good UI Widget that help new users to make their game easily. Other than that, Because cocos is already famous from the start, when I tried to find tutorial can easily found.

When i'm trying to make some html5 games using cocos2d, I read the API online of cocos and it help me very much, and when I'm downloading full version of cocos, they give example of game that can be easily understand and can be used as preferences for my next game Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When I'm using cocos to create my game, I met some difficulties to make some sprite frame animation. It very complicated, and not simple enough. I think this is some flaw of cocos because it is very flexible. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Cocos is very good framework to start, because it very flexible.. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Right now I work as game programming in some company. When I move to cocos from other framework, at first it was difficult because cocos is very different from my basic game framework, so I must arrange some new things.

Luckily, after studied cocos for some time, it make my work more easy and can make my new game more creative than before. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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