Research Group for Applied Software Engineering
Forschungsgruppe für Angewandte Softwaretechnik

Typ: Seminar

Semesterwochenstunden: 2+0 

Seminar: Games Development with iOS - WS 12/13


The course is aimed to give an introduction to Objective-C programming with Xcode 4.5 IDE and iOS 6.x and to games development. Students will learn how to program in Objective-C and how to use Cocoa Touch libraries to develop iOS applications. The course language is English.


The goal of the course is to prepare iOS beginners to participate in projects focusing on the development of iOS applications for real customers. After the introductory sessions on the first three days, the students have one week to develop their own game in groups of two. Additionally experienced students (tutors) will hold presentations about advanced topics and supervise the students in their development. At the end of the seminar, the students deliver and demonstrate their first iOS game in a short presentation.


Participating students are familiar with the concepts of object oriented programming and have experiences in a programming language such as Java, C++ or C#. Background knowledge in Objective-C and MacOS X is not required.

Course Details

  • SWS: 4 ETCS
  • Info meeting: Friday July, 6th 2012, 13:00 - 14:00, Room: 00.08.038
  • Time: block course in the first two weeks of April 2012 (see schedule below)
  • Room: Aquarium (01.09.022)
  • Number of participants is limited to 30 students
  • Mandatory attendance during the whole course (except holidays)
  • Contact: Stephan Krusche


If you want to prepare for the course, we recommend the following tutorials:

Schedule (prospective)

  • Monday, 01.10.2012, 9:00 - 18:00: Start of the seminar, Introduction into Objective C and Xcode
  • Tuesday, 02.10.2012, 9:00 - 18:00: Programming with Objective C
  • Thursday, 04.10.2012, 9:00 - 18:00: Enhanced topics for Game Development
  • Friday, 05.10.2012, 9:00 - 18:00: Advanced topics
  • Friday, 05.10.2012, 18:00 - 18:30: Programming Assignment
  • Friday, 05.10.2012, 18:30 - Friday, 12.10.2012 afternoon: Development of an iOS Game in groups of 2 students (Compulsory attendance except holidays)
  • Probably: Friday, 12.10.2012, 15:00 - 18:00: Presentation and demonstration of the results


The seminar is already full. No further applications are possible. The seminar will be offered again in April 2013.


Bernd Brügge
Prof. Bernd Brügge, Ph.D.


Stephan Krusche
Stephan Krusche
Barbara Köhler
Barbara Köhler