Introduction

This article describes the process behind Mindblower, a game that was one of the selected submissions for the WWDC19 Scholarship. It is now available on the AppStore and GitHub.

WWDC Scholarships reward students from all over the world with the opportunity to attend Apple’s yearly event. Developers selected for a scholarship receive a WWDC ticket, lodging for the conference, and one year of membership in the Apple Developer Program free of charge.

I was a student at the Apple Developer Academy and this was my second time winning the scholarship — my project from last year can be found here


Introduction

This article describes the process behind Mindblower, a game that was one of the selected submissions for the WWDC19 Scholarship. It is now available on the AppStore and GitHub.

In the game, the objective is to blow minds. To achieve this, the player shoots sticky grenades which are affected by vector fields. The core loop is to analyse each level, come up with a plan and shoot precisely.

Video demonstration of the playground

The Idea

The inspiration came from the combination of being intrigued by the optimizations in Frost, one of the winners of the Apple Design Awards 2018, and videos about…

Renan Magagnin

Computer Science student and iOS Developer

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