It took a long time to understand this App. A few days ago, I was bored and I looked for something new.
You know very well, my problem with the Codea. I did not want to play with this app because, image import (spritepack) feature is not available yet. However, I insisted to play with Codea out of boredom. Only now I understand the purpose of this App. I can not describe the experience and pleasure in the company of this app. Next I will present my opinion about Codea. Consider this a review. By the way, Only now after 5 months, I am able to explain this app.
This App is designed in order to create concepts and algorithms in programming. It’s true, you can create programs and games with Codea, but this app was designed for algorithms and programming tricks.
Made with Codea:
CodeaInvaders: developed by frosty
This is a splendid example. But not the last example.
3D Shape Explorer: developed by Andrew_Stacey
A good example to understand that there are no limits. Perhaps there are limits, but here is all about algorithms and programming tricks.
3D rendering on Codea: developed by Xavier
Awesome example! - Honestly, I am not able to do that.
There are other examples, but I was impressed by only these examples.
How about import images?
I wanted this feature, because I wanted to make a mockup of my game. but, finally, I understood that it is difficult to work on a mockup with iPad and Codea. Better, I can make, directly, my game on Mac OS X. This was the first reason. But, the next reason is dubious and dangerous. I asked my brother why he wants to import images in Codea. I was surprised to receive a response for anti iOS game developer. My brother said: “I want to clone games from the App Store to save money.”. As a future developer of iOS games. I understood the problem. It’s about business. Here are two camps: developers and consumers. Consumers wants to implement this features: import images and sounds. BUT, Developers see this as a threat. Why? To understand, I will give a small example: This game: Power of Logic HD - What is unique about this game? Graphics and idea. This is about move, rotation, zoom of pictures and the idea of ??the game. This game could be cloned and improved in Codea with import images and sounds. In these circumstances, many people would clone games and developers would go into bankruptcy. As consumers, it’s true. We feel wronged. @Zoyt , I respect you, I respect your desire / request about custom spritepack. Fight for it, maybe you will succeed, But, as a future developer, I see this as a threat. By the way, Not only developers will be affected. Consumers will be affected, but later. Here I do not want to explain the situation. We have the ability to simulate what would happen.
Future of Codea:
Here is a list of some necessary features:
- 1. Dark Keyboard
- 2. Particle System Designer
- 3. More 3D Features
- 4. OSC sound maker
- 5. etc