Chapter     17

Game Kit Recipes

Game Center is an iOS service that increases the “replay factor” of your games. It provides a social hub-like interface into which your apps can integrate to allow a user to share scores, keep track of achievements, initiate turn-based matches, and even create multiplayer matches. The best part about Game Center is that it stores all this information on the Apple servers so you don’t have to store it. With iOS 7, the user interface has been completely redesigned to provide a much cleaner interface.

In this chapter, we first cover some of the basics of the GameKit framework, which is what you use to make your games “Game Center aware.” Next, we walk you through some practical examples, such as implementing leaderboards ...

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