Introduction to Mobile Games Development
My game development class "Introduction to Mobile Games Development" is now live at Udemy.com. In this 8+ hour class you will learn the basics of Gamesalad Creator through a detailed overview of Gamesalad and by creating three different video games. By the end of class you will have learned how to think like a game designer and will have three game 'templates' to build on and create your own games.Learn More
Doodle Bug Jump Jump!
In Doodle Bug Jump Jump, you jump your doodle bug higher and higher through an endless series of platforms and obstacles! Using ultra accurate tilt controls you’ll jump on breakable logs, super springy shrooms, and even the backs of friends to reach new heights and even higher scores!Learn More
Gamesalad Angry Snowman Tutorial
A two part tutorial I created for gamedev.tutsplus.com that will teach you how to use Gamesalad to create an Angry Birds style game.Learn More
Sencha Touch Tutorial – Building a Newsletter App
A five part tutorial I did some time ago showing how to use Sencha Touch to build a USAToday style news reader app. This was done using Sencha Touch V1 but I'm sure many of the concepts still apply.Learn More
Gamesalad Recipe 002: Graphics and Animation
In this recipe you'll learn about the various ways to import graphics and create animations within Gamesalad and also learn a few of the different ways to create source graphics for your games.Learn More
Quark AppStudio: Building a Dynamic News Reader (Newsletter) App
A quick tutorial on how to use Quark AppStudio to create a dynamic newsreader app. The app is an interface shell that will pull it's content from a web server, always keeping the news up-to-date.Learn More
The various ways in which Jamie Cross tries to remain creative.
Who is Jamie Cross?
I am a graphic designer who lives in the Pittsburgh, PA area. I’m a partner at Clay Communications, a small graphic design studio my partner and I started in 2001. At Clay Communications I do a lot of page layout, illustration, animation, photography, basically all kinds of graphic design related stuff. Along with running the business of course!
I’m an avid app developer who spends most of my free time developing games these days. Although other app types get worked into the mix now and then.
What’s my site all about?
This site is basically a home for many of my free time activities. A large part of the site has turned out to be tutorials and demos on how to use certain software packages. So far including Gamesalad, Sencha Touch, and Quark App Studio. These tutorials range from how to create a certain kind of game to how to build your own live streaming news app.
There are lots of other things here as well but in the end all of them come back to being something I like to do in my spare time to keep me fresh and creative, from cooking, doing an illustration or being an extra in a local movie production. If you spend any time here I hope you find something useful or interesting at my site.