Under the Bridge

Supporting iCade

So you heard about that iCade thing for the seriously retro iPad vibe?

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If you’d like a full review, check out

Thoughts on the iCade (and on using it with Flash games)

but we’d just like to note for your development pleasure this bit, if you’ve already decided that would be a neat thing to support in your games:

So how do you add iCade support on iOS? Luckily someone made a library that makes it super easy: https://github.com/scarnie/iCade-iOS/ – basically you just add a special view to your main view controller which listens to keyboard events, and that view then sends messages to a delegate when buttons are pushed. There’s really not much more to it…

“Super easy” is a good level of integration complexity, yep.

UPDATES:

Adding iCade Support to Your Game

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