This post was originally published at From the Forum – Issue #155

Forum iconWelcome to this week’s From the Forum. In this post, we highlight a few Corona Community Forums posts that cover important topics.

Music in games?

A community developer was curious what other developers felt about music during gameplay. Using our forum poll feature, he asked this basic question which spawned a great discussion on the merits of soundtracks in games.


Imagine that you have a need to create characters with a base set of parameters. How do you initialize them — using minimal code — when most of the values are the same? Enter metatables, Lua’s way of defining object properties. This thread takes a dive into understanding metatables.

Touch or tap

Touch listeners and tap listeners have their pros and cons. One of the main differences is that taps are defined as a quick touch-and-release — but what if you want to handle both? In this thread, learn one way to handle a tap without triggering the touch event.

Do you have a particular forum thread that was helpful for you? Let us know about it! Email, put FTF: and the forum title in the subject, and include the URL in the email. We will consider adding it to an upcoming edition of From the Forum.

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This post was originally published at From the Forum – Issue #155