You know you want to. You've dreamed of it since your parents bought you an NES.
We created an hour long documentation video detailing how to customize the art assets and build new levels in the kit. Other than that, there's nothing you need to know about the game engine code itself.
Before Commander Cool was an iOS starter kit, it was a hugely popular app. Now that they've turned their game engine into a game template, you can play the original game for free in the App Store.
From CartoonSmart of course. You can re-download past purchases anytime and we'll send you an email anytime there's an update to the Kit. Plus if you subscribe to our once-a-month newsletter you'll get a discount off your first purchase.
May 1, 2014. The Commander Cool Kit has been a fantastic product for many years now, enabling many developers to create their own side scrollers. Unfortunately it has also gone years without a major update. We have been selling the kit on behalf of the original authors, two extremely talented developers, that first created the Commander Cool app, then decided to sell the source code as a starter kit. Since we didn't create it in-house though, our role has simply been to maintain a version we can sell. We have kept it compatible with every new version of Xcode, and most recently iOS7, but without the nitty gritty know-how to make changes to the core engine, patching it up has been all we could do.
With that said, we are encouraging people interested in a side-scroller to check out the Fantastic Worlds iOS Starter Kit developed by CartoonSmart, using Sprite Kit and integrated with Tiled. This new kit does everything Commander Cool did and much, much more (and you only need to use one Tiled file for both the iPad and iPhone).
So where's that leave Commander Cool? Well if you absolutely need a kit that still supports the iPad 1 (which can't upgrade to iOS7 and use Sprite Kit), then the Commander is still Cool for you.
The dude can stare down a tank.
The Commander Cool iOS Starter Kit let's you create your own 8 Bit style retro platformer game. Actually, 8-bit is just one of many styles you can choose. Import any art you want to use with this platform engine. Level maps are all created through Tiled, a free map editor. Once you've created a new map, simply update the filename in the Property List for the app. Build and play. It's that simple.
Build your levels with Tiled.
Almost ALL the customization of the game can be done in the free Tiled map editor. You'll work in this amazingly simple map editing program to save new .tmx files for each level you want to add to the game. Don't want to fool with code? You don't have to!
The documentation videos guide you through creating a new map from scratch.
You can watch the entire documentation video online (or offline if you download the videos after your purchase).
Only $100.00. You can create an unlimited number of free or commercial apps using this kit. The apps can only be distributed through one Apple account. In other words, you cannot develop for someone else on a "for hire" or freelance basis using this kit with the Personal License.
Your license to dev for only $350.00. You can create an unlimited number of free or commercial apps using this kit. The apps can be distributed through multiple Apple accounts. In other words, you CAN develop for someone else on a "for hire" or freelance basis using this kit with the Developer License.