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General questions about the iOS Game Center


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#1 jwezorek   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1981

Posted 16 May 2013 - 11:44 AM

I just want to survey people's opinions about how important Game Center integration is for an iOS game. 

 

I'm asking because I honestly don't know ... I personally like the kinds of games that I write and actively play them on my iPad but I don't really care about social networking crap and don't look at leader boards or challenge friends to beat my scores or anything like that, but I'm thinking this could be generational and that I may be the weird one. so...

 

  1. In your opinion how important  is it for a single-player action puzzle games for iOS to integrate with Game Center to support leader boards and social networking functionality.
  2. Should it support game center and have  a traditional (local) high score screen or is that redundant?
  3. Should it have a local highscore screen if it doesn't support game center?
  4. Would it be better to integrate with something else? i.e. something like OpenFeint, which is dead right???
  5. If it does integrate with Game Center what are the most important Game Center features to include?

Edited by jwezorek, 16 May 2013 - 11:50 AM.


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#2 frob   Moderators   -  Reputation: 22779

Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:05 AM

Due to a lack of response in the mobile/console forum, moving to The Lounge for a bit more exposure.  

 

As for the questions, .... I use Android.


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#3 imaXtreme   Members   -  Reputation: 101

Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:23 AM

It really works for me, wherein I can manage my Apps.



#4 Felix Ungman   Members   -  Reputation: 1066

Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:40 AM

On one hand, you potentially get more exposure with Game Center support (in the App Store and Game Center apps). Also, it's fairly easy to implement, a few calls to update the leaderboard score and achievements. On the other hand, for a single-player game without any social elements, depending on the game, the Game Center features may not add much value to the game.

 

Instead of asking "How can Game Center fit with your game?", another approach is to ask the question "How can you make your game fit in with Game Center?". Sometimes you can find social networking features that fits well with and enhances the gaming experience. It all depends on the design goals you set for the game though.


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#5 brandname   Members   -  Reputation: 102

Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:07 AM

For me, it manages my Apps specially my game. It's a great help for me and Game center was created to help iOS devices.






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