Beginning iOS Social Games by Kyle Richter

By Kyle Richter

It's definitely enjoyable to construct video games that run in your iPhone and iPad. yet, wouldn't it's extra enjoyable to create video games that let you play with different avid gamers on your social community? There's a lot extra belongings you can do. lots of the best most sensible promoting video games all over the world, like global of Warcraft, allow you to play with others on-line and proportion your stories along with your friends.

Beginning iOS Social video games is your concise advent to iOS social and different networked gaming app improvement utilizing iOS video game heart, online game package, shop package, AirPlay, iOS 7 video game Controllers, iTunes App shop and integrating with social networks/media like fb and Twitter.

Author Kyle Richter of Empirical improvement is knowledgeable online game developer who courses you thru the social video game app improvement strategy step-by-step. This booklet may possibly let you flip your already latest, created video game right into a good polished networkable and/or social media able online game app.

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Beginning iOS Social Games

It's definitely enjoyable to construct video games that run in your iPhone and iPad. yet, wouldn't it's extra enjoyable to create video games that let you play with different players on your social community? There's a lot extra stuff you can do. many of the best most sensible promoting video games around the globe, like global of Warcraft, allow you to play with others on-line and percentage your studies along with your acquaintances.

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The alias property, on the other hand, is dynamic and can be changed by the user at any time. It should never be used to test the identity of a user, but it should be the only string used to identify the player to your app’s user. CHAPTER 2: Game Center: Setting Up and Getting Started 33 Caution Do not make assumptions about the structure of the player identifier string. Its format and length are subject to change. When we retrieved the friends list, we did not get back an array of GKPlayers. Instead, we got back an array of their IDs.

Nil) { NSData* savedScoreData = [NSKeyedArchiver archivedDataWithRootObject:scoreReporter]; [self storeScoreForLater: savedScoreData]; } [self callDelegateOnMainThread: @selector(scoreReported:) withArg: NULL error: error]; }]; } CHAPTER 3: Leaderboards 47 We have added a few additional lines of code that will run if an error is detected. The first line takes the GKScore object and encodes it using NSKeyedArchiver, which will return an NSData object. We will later retrieve the GKScore from this NSData.

However, what if you want to customize the appearance of a leaderboard? In this section, we will walk through the process of receiving the raw leaderboard information so that you can present it in your app in whatever fashion suits your needs. We begin the process of adding a custom leaderboard by adding a new button and associated action for it to UFOViewController. Add a new button adjacent to the previous leaderboard button, and create a new action for it. In the previous example, Apple provides a view controller for us.

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