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Sid T
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Hi Michelle,

First off, congratulations on your upcoming book. Can you tell me if the book will cover some of the latest build features? Up to what daily builds did you include before the cutoff time to submit your book for printing? When will it be ready :)

Sid

Digital Farm
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Hi Michelle,

I'm excited about your book and have pre-ordered it from the UK website.

Do you know if I will be automatically alerted when it is published?

Are you still tracking for a release this month?

cheers,
bill

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Hi Sid,

Thank you very much! For the most part the book will be compatible with the latest stable build since not every Corona user is a paid subscriber. I think it will be up to Build 2011.704. Going to try to include Storyboard API in the least which is great for understanding how to change scenes within an app.

Right now I'm still finalizing the book for print. The publisher's end is a little different so the date is from what I can see TBA.

Regards,
Michelle

MobiDojo
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Hi Bill,

Excited to hear that you pre-ordered it. :) I'm not exactly sure how the alert system works when it is finally printed. That's pretty much on the publisher's end. Still trying to work as swiftly as I can with all the finalization so it can be good to go for everyone wanting to learn about game development in Corona. From what it looks like the date is TBA unlike what it says on Packt's website. I will have to inform them to update the release date so there is no confusion. Still, it's coming out no matter what. :)

Best,
Michelle

LakeviewHotel
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@MobiDojo

Last I checked, packts release date set for mid may? Is that the exact date? I'm interested in this book, would it cover things not in online tutorials?

MobiDojo
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@LakeviewHotel

Hello, sorry for the delayed reply. I'm working on getting the book released sooner than May. If all goes according to plan, it'll be released late March.

What I cover is basically a start to finish on how to create/submit a game in Corona SDK. This includes:

- Understanding the basics of Lua/Corona API's
- Code for game frameworks I created
- Submission through iOS App Store/Android Market (Google)
- IAP's through iOS
- Storyboard API

Those are a few things that will be in the book. Everything goes through a step by step process on how to do all those things and why I coded the way things are. It is mostly directed towards beginner's who have never programmed before and those who want to build gaming related applications. Hope that helps. Let me know if there are any questions.

Best,
Michelle
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LakeviewHotel
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@Mobidojo

When do you think the date will be in may?

Off topic. I sunk my teeth into some coding but don't have all the pieces to put it together. Got 60% of the graphics done.

MobiDojo
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@LakeviewHotel

You will be glad to hear that it officially came out today! :) Worked really hard to push for an early release date before May. Glad it worked out.

Good that you have some graphics worked out. It'll make the visual aspect of your development easier.

newbie2013
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Congrats, Michelle! Look forward to purchasing a copy soon.

MobiDojo
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Thank you very much! Hope you enjoy it!

LakeviewHotel
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Got a few backgrounds that look a little rough for main menu, couple stages, and instructions to how to play game. Right now I think I have at least 13 card images, but thought about reaching up to 20 for final game. Some of them look unpolished others look fine.

Mike V
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A good book you say? What am I searching for? Are you allowed to put a link up for us interested parties? I love reading books. I have a few android books and have read them cover to cover. I dont want to use the Android SDK though. I would rather give Corona its cut and have all the boring leg work done hah. I will purchase a copy of if it looks good post haste!

Digital Farm
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