In this tutorial we build a simple space shooter by using the Corona SDK framework. By the end of this post you will find a download link for the complete source code. Feel free to grab it and use it for your own game developments.
In the video below you can see how this simple game works.
The following features are implemented:
Creation of Game controls
Spawning of enemy ships
Score and wave system
Power ups which are dropping from the sky
Checking for Collisions
Remove off screen objects
Sound effects and game music
If you have been reading and coding along, you would now have a start screen and a game background with a start time counter from 3 till 0. In Part 3, and final part, we will program the actual gameplay of the little game. In case you missed Part 1 or 2, please navigate to these tutorials if you like: