Arena – iOS

As part of a mobile computing class at Taylor University, Jesse Denardo (a fellow student) and I built a 3D first-person multiplayer space shooter. It renders with OpenGL ES 1.1 and uses the built-in bluetooth socket API to handle networking. I’m particularly proud of the space background. You can’t see it in the screenshots, but the stars pulse in and out using a randomized sinusoidal function. I rendered them using point sprites. The game allows two players to connect and battle it out in the asteroid field. Also, the game uses quaternions to avoid gimbol lock for ship rotation.


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