.SKS File Extension

SpriteKit Scene

Developer Apple
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What is an SKS file?

An SKS file is a SpriteKit Scene (SKS), which includes all of the active content for a scene in the SpriteKit framework used for developing 2D games and apps. Users configure SKS scenes with the scene editor in Apple Xcode (a macOS IDE), save them as SKS files, and then load them into .XCODEPROJ development projects to compile them into a distributable game or app for macOS, iOS, watchOS, or tvOS platforms.

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Screenshot of a .sks file in Apple Xcode 15.2
SKS file open in Apple Xcode 15.2

The SpriteKit framework allows developers to create games (and other apps) through drawing shapes, particles, images, text, and video. It can also animate elements in the scenes that make up a game or app with various animations and physics behaviors.

Developers for the macOS, iOS, watchOS, or tvOS platforms often use Xcode's scene editor to modify SpriteKit scenes. This feature is quicker than writing code and allows developers to reuse scenes in different places in the game or app.

To create and modify a SpriteKit scene (SKS file) with Xcode:

  1. Select File → New → File.
  2. Choose the platform (iOS, macOS, watchOS, or tvOS).
  3. Select SpriteKit Scene.

Common SKS Filenames

MyScene.sks - Default filename given to SKS files by Apple Xcode.

How to open an SKS file

You can open SKS files with Apple Xcode in macOS. For example, to open an SKS file, select File → Open.

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