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 players on your social community? There's plenty extra belongings you can do. lots of the most sensible top promoting video games around the globe, like global of Warcraft, allow you to play with others on-line and proportion your reviews together with your friends.

Beginning iOS Social video games is your concise creation to iOS social and different networked gaming app improvement utilizing iOS online game middle, video game equipment, shop package, AirPlay, iOS 7 online 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 publications you thru the social online game app improvement strategy step-by-step. This e-book may well let you flip your already latest, created online game right into a good polished networkable and/or social media able video game app.

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The Sandbox To help test your app before it goes live, Apple has provided a Sandbox environment for Game Center. The Sandbox functions exactly like the production version of Game Center, while keeping all activity hidden from non-sandboxed users. The Sandbox allows the developer to work on new Game Center functionality in secret, as well as not polluting the leaderboards and achievement systems with their test data. When logging in to a Sandbox environment, the login alert will state “*** Sandbox ***” at the top.

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.

Figure 3-4. Editing the localization information on a new leaderboard The Name field is the display name for your leaderboard in the chosen language. The Score Format field will vary depending on the score format type you selected on the previous screen. ) You also need to provide a Score Format Suffix. This string will be appended to the end of your score value when you retrieve the formatted score property. Caution You will need to add at least one language for every leaderboard you create before it can be considered valid.

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