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Wednesday, October 17, 2001
Freeverse Needs Help With 'Cocoa Invaders'
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Freeverse dropped us a note informing us of a in-progress game known as Cocoa Invaders. An OS-X native game built with Apple's native API (as the name implies), this was the work of a Freeverse intern. While the game is functional, it is far from complete -- and Colin Lynch Smith came up with an interesting solution. He is asking interested Mac developers to download the game, check it out and send along any suggestions they might have as to how the game could be improved and/or completed. Developer have their chance to help finish the game, see their name in the credits and even have the source code to play with once the game is complete. Here are the details:


Cocoa Invaders is a native Mac OS X "Cocoa" app built using Apple's free, cool development tools Project Builder and Interface Builder. It is programmed in Objective-C, and successfully incorporates background music, multichannel sounds and OpenGL based animation. Oh, and it's a pretty fun arcade style game.

You're giving the Source Code away?!?!

Ah, yeah. It's not quite open source, but here is what we'll do. Play the game, and think of one thing to change. It can be as simple as an improved intro text font, a settings dialog, or if you're ambitious, a whole new level with different aliens, etc. Email me at ian@freeverse.com, and let me know what you're promising to add to the game. I'll email you the whole project, including all source and data. You use it as a learning tool, add your feature and email me back the changes. You get your name added to the Cocoa Invaders credits and what's more, we'll then email you a 100% free license to reuse the source in any future project.

Grab the game from the link below, and send your feedback and suggestions to Ian to get your chance to contribute to an actual Freeverse title.

Download Cocoa Invaders (12.2 MB)
Freeverse Software

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