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The All-In-One, Ready-To-Go development solution for cocos2d-iphone developers. Open source, ARC enabled, for iOS & Mac OS.

What is Kobold2D?

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KoboldTouch is the commercial successor of Kobold2D. Featuring Objective-C Physics, an MVC architecture and greatly improved tilemap rendering its focus is on adding gameplay features and making your work easier.

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Kobold2D is an extended and improved version of the popular Cocos2D for iPhone game engine. Everything you know about Cocos2D can still be applied, and Kobold2D is easier to get started with, more convenient to use, more powerful and flexible than Cocos2D with all the documentation available online and offline. Use Kobold2D to develop iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac OS X games for both Apple App Stores.

Kobold2D is free and open source with additional premium content to support its development. It was established by Steffen Itterheim, author of the book Learn Cocos2D Game Development with iOS 5.

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Our Vision

Short Term Vision

To make Cocos2D game developers more productive and to empower them.

Long Term Vision

To be the easiest to learn, most powerful, fully extensible 2D game engine for beginning and experienced Apple developers.

Our Goals

Kobold2D starts as a service for Cocos2D game developers:

  • providing more convenience, removing nuisances
  • adding more relevant features for game developers
  • being responsive to user needs and requests
  • offering superior documentation

Our Business Model

Kobold2D is free and open source, released under the MIT License.

The development of Kobold2D is supported through the freemium business model: Commercial add-on products are sold to support the development of the free features.

Legal Notes


Kobold2D has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Apple, Zynga, Ricardo Quesada or the respective copyright holder of any included third-party library unless otherwise indicated.


The use and distribution of third party libraries included in Kobold2D is in conformance to each library's end user license or has been authorized.

  • Kobold2D has been authorized by Vimov to distribute the iSimulate SDK library.
Trademark Notice

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iOS, Mac, Mac OS, iTunes, App Store, Xcode are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

Cocos2D is a registered trademark of Ricardo Quesada.

Kobold2D is an unregistered trademark of Steffen Itterheim.


Kobold2D and © 2010-2011 Steffen Itterheim and contributors. All rights reserved worldwide unless otherwise indicated.

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