September 2013 Boston Indies – David Rangel Tech Demo of Corona SDK

Hi Indies,
We’re excited to announce a very awesome technical talk for September’s Indies, as well as drinks and snacks sponsored by Corona Labs!

Talk Title: Building a Candy Crush Style Game in Under 1 Hour

Casual mobile games, such as’s Candy Crush Saga, are setting monetization records and attracting a huge audience. This month, David Rangel of Corona Labs, will show mobile developers how they can use Corona SDK to build a Candy Crush-style game, with sophisticated effects and gameplay, in under 1 hour!

David will do a code walkthrough and cover how to work with a physics engine, handle touch events, implement game logic, provide score keeping, and make use of in-game audio. He’ll use only 9 functions and just over 500 lines of simple code to create an impressive end result.

As background, Corona SDK is a popular development platform for building cross-platform 2D games for mobile. Blockbusters include Fun Run (20M+ downloads), Blast Monkeys (12M+ downloads) and more. Check out the Corona Hall of Fame for more app/game spotlights.

david-rangelSpeaker: David Rangel, COO of Corona Labs

Bio: David Rangel is the COO of Corona Labs and a seasoned technology and startup executive. Rangel oversees marketing, business development and operations for Corona Labs’ flagship product, Corona SDK, a development platform used by over 250,000 developers. Corona SDK allows developers around the globe to create rich, graphical multi-platform mobile apps, games and eBooks. Previously, Rangel was Founder and CEO of Daily Gourmet, Head of Merchant Services at Groupon, a Principal at MK Capital and a Group Manager in the Corporate Strategy Group at Microsoft. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Economics from Northwestern University.

As always, we’ll be at Bocoup Loft, 355 Congress St, Boston MA, 7pm-10pm. For more info visit our Meetups Page.