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Hi,

 

New to the forum, and just wanted to run by a problem with you guys. So i've recently gotten into IOS game development and i've found that i really

like the overall look of this android game, called the pit. Heres a screen cap below.

 

 

But my problem is that i'm not sure whether its 2d or 3d, and what program to use to create the design. I'll be using X code for the programming aspect

of it. So if any of you could help me out id appreciate it.

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what program to use to create the design.

To create a design, most designers use Microsoft Word, or Open Office. If you're asking what
program to use to create the game, that is not a Game Design question but rather a technical question
(and thus the better forum would be For Beginners). Moving this there. Edited by Tom Sloper

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It can be either 2D or 3D. In the former case, it's probably a dimetric view, many people call it isometric view, but that's not entirely correct.

Games like rollercoaster tycoon and simcity games use it. It looks 3d-ish, but they are just "weirdly" shaped images layered after each other and next to each other.

 

I don't know what "design" you aim to do, but in general, pen and paper works quite well for pictures and diagrams. For text you can use some editor, as Tom Sloper suggested.

Computers produce nice pictures, but it also takes a lot of time to persuade them to accept the drawing, so it doesn't save as much time as you'd think.

 

If something is not clear or you have further question, please ask!

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By the lack of 3D perspective I would guess that is 2D. Without seeing some animation in the game its hard to know for sure. That being the case that artwork was likely done in Photoshop or Illustrator.

I normally use gimp and inkscape for my 2D games. Those are essentially the open source versions of Photoshop and Illustrator.

XCode is just an IDE, so you can make 2D or 3D games. You may want to look into game engines for iOS. Game maker is a pretty good 2D game engine that isn't too much work to learn. Unity is a 3D game engine that can target iOS, however, I would not recommend it to a complete beginner unless you already have some coding experience.

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