Research Group for Applied Software Engineering
Forschungsgruppe für Angewandte Softwaretechnik

Typ: Seminar 
Semesterwochenstunden: 2+0 

Seminar: Games Development with iOS (SS 13)

Course Description

  • Description: The course gives an introduction to Objective-C programming with Xcode 4.6 IDE and iOS 6.1 and to games development. Students learn how to program in Objective-C and how to use Cocoa Touch libraries to develop iOS applications. The course language is English.
  • Goals: Learn games development. Develop your first game. After the introductory sessions on the first 4 days, students have one week to develop the game in groups of two. Experienced students (tutors) help during the development. At the end, the students deliver and demonstrate their game in a short presentation.
  • Prerequisites: 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 iOS is not required.

Course Details:

  • Credits: 4 ETCS
  • Info meeting: Thursday, 31.01.2013, 10:30 - 11:00, Room: 00.08.038
  • Time: Block course in the first two weeks of April 2013 (see schedule below)
  • Room: Seminar Room (01.07.014)
  • Number of participants is limited to 30 students, number of participants without MacBook is limited to 12 students.
  • Compulsory attendance during the whole course


Results of Seminar Games Development with iOS (SS13)

Schedule (prospective)

  • Tuesday, 02.04.2013, 9:00 - 18:00: Introduction into Objective C and Xcode
  • Wednesday, 03.04.2013, 9:00 - 18:00: Programming with Objective C
  • Thursday, 04.04.2013, 9:00 - 18:00: Enhanced topics for Game Development
  • Friday, 05.04.2013, 9:00 - 18:00: Advanced topics
  • Friday, 05.04.2013, 18:00 - 18:30: Programming Assignment
  • Friday, 05.04.2013, 18:30 - Friday, 12.04.2013 afternoon: Development of an iOS Game in groups of 2 students
  • Friday, 12.04.2013, 15:00 - 18:00: Presentation and demonstration of the results
  • Please notice: Compulsory attendance on all course days!


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


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