So, Namco's Ms. Pac-Man is one of the first games to support Apple's new Game Center leaderboard system. As you can see from the screenshots, the game supports leaderboards and achievements through Apple's new social gaming network:

I'm sure we'll see more Game Center supporting updates shortly.

  • Tkun

    So what's exactly going to happen to Openfeint now?

    • VeganTnT

      Openfeint is going to continue going strong. They are supporting GameCenter so iPhone devs can use Openfeint for the userbase and GameCenter for the iOS specific features.

      Openfeint also announced Playtime! which will allow us iOS users to chat and play against Android users, in game voice chat for team play (like in an FPS), and more. Playtime will be out before the end of the year

  • Tkun

    So what's exactly going to happen to Openfeint now?

    • VeganTnT

      Openfeint is going to continue going strong. They are supporting GameCenter so iPhone devs can use Openfeint for the userbase and GameCenter for the iOS specific features.

      Openfeint also announced Playtime! which will allow us iOS users to chat and play against Android users, in game voice chat for team play (like in an FPS), and more. Playtime will be out before the end of the year

  • Ankaris

    Game Center looks like a cheap Solitaire or Bridge game, so terrible.

    • Pachi

      HAHAHAHAH....I know...but i rather have this then 6 diff versions..

    • GodSon

      I gotta agree completely. wtf were they thinking with this layout? It gives me the urge to go to a Pool Hall or Casino. o_O?

      • JCat

        I'm sure as this matures, they'll make cosmetic changes...and it will be good to have one damn place to finally go to without annoying as hell facebook/twitter nags before each new game.

    • Maythius

      I dunno... I kind of like it. It's very classy and reminds me of Clubhouse Games for NDS, which was one of my favorites back in the day.

      • MisterDrgn

        They really should make it skinable--let people choose what it looks like. That's what google would do...

      • JCat

        I don't mind it either - actually, in some future update, they should simply add a few color sliders which would be nice.

  • Ankaris

    Game Center looks like a cheap Solitaire or Bridge game, so terrible.

    • Pachi

      HAHAHAHAH....I know...but i rather have this then 6 diff versions..

    • GodSon

      I gotta agree completely. wtf were they thinking with this layout? It gives me the urge to go to a Pool Hall or Casino. o_O?

      • JCat

        I'm sure as this matures, they'll make cosmetic changes...and it will be good to have one damn place to finally go to without annoying as hell facebook/twitter nags before each new game.

    • Maythius

      I dunno... I kind of like it. It's very classy and reminds me of Clubhouse Games for NDS, which was one of my favorites back in the day.

      • MisterDrgn

        They really should make it skinable--let people choose what it looks like. That's what google would do...

      • JCat

        I don't mind it either - actually, in some future update, they should simply add a few color sliders which would be nice.

  • Spamcan

    Seems like Pac-MAN CE would have been a better choice considering the game was built around leaderboards but Ms. Pac is still my franchise favorate.

    • JCat

      Agreed on CE version - and the MS. was .99 last week... but Namco figured they'd easily rack in $4.90 being the first GameCenter release; smart move by them, but I'll gladly wait this one out.

      • Little White Bear Studios

        They aren't the first. Just the only game Apple chose to let out of the stable. Watch what happens in the next couple hours.

    • http://www.jindofox.com jindofox

      Ms. Pac-Man was also the first XBOX Live Arcade game on the original XBOX many years ago, around 2003 if I remember correctly. They gave it away for free with starter discs.

  • Spamcan

    Seems like Pac-MAN CE would have been a better choice considering the game was built around leaderboards but Ms. Pac is still my franchise favorate.

    • JCat

      Agreed on CE version - and the MS. was .99 last week... but Namco figured they'd easily rack in $4.90 being the first GameCenter release; smart move by them, but I'll gladly wait this one out.

      • Little White Bear Studios

        They aren't the first. Just the only game Apple chose to let out of the stable. Watch what happens in the next couple hours.

    • http://www.jindofox.com jindofox

      Ms. Pac-Man was also the first XBOX Live Arcade game on the original XBOX many years ago, around 2003 if I remember correctly. They gave it away for free with starter discs.

  • Rockstar31

    I have ms pac-man if anyone wanta to add

    Rockstar31

    To gamecenter, thanks

  • Rockstar31

    I have ms pac-man if anyone wanta to add

    Rockstar31

    To gamecenter, thanks

  • napilut

    In the "Game Center" site inside apple site appear games like Real Racing or NOVA... so, only pac-man? I dont understand.
    Another thing: If I open Game Center and go to games nothing appears, only a button like a title saying "search games" but, if I press this button the safari is opened and the Game Centre site is opened (this one: http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/features/game-center.html). I cannot undersand how does it work,

  • napilut

    In the "Game Center" site inside apple site appear games like Real Racing or NOVA... so, only pac-man? I dont understand.
    Another thing: If I open Game Center and go to games nothing appears, only a button like a title saying "search games" but, if I press this button the safari is opened and the Game Centre site is opened (this one: http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/features/game-center.html). I cannot undersand how does it work,

  • http://f1stockcars.com/ Ade

    Is anyone else surprised there is only one game ready for launch... and that, that one game is some obscure old retro title not really associated with the iPhone?

    I'm actually quite disappointed!

    • mode7even

      yep. seems apple should have taken more time until there was at least a handful of games ready.

  • http://f1stockcars.com/ Ade

    Is anyone else surprised there is only one game ready for launch... and that, that one game is some obscure old retro title not really associated with the iPhone?

    I'm actually quite disappointed!

    • mode7even

      yep. seems apple should have taken more time until there was at least a handful of games ready.

  • http://ifonekit.com bomber

    Eurocenter games with Game Center support are now up!
    GraalOnline Classic, GraalOnline Classic+, Bomber Online, Cocoto Kart Online, Cocoto Magic Circus, Ace Tennis 2010 Online, Adrenaline Golf Online and DinoSmash Online

    • 1337brian

      DINOSMASH FTW!

  • http://ifonekit.com bomber

    Eurocenter games with Game Center support are now up!
    GraalOnline Classic, GraalOnline Classic+, Bomber Online, Cocoto Kart Online, Cocoto Magic Circus, Ace Tennis 2010 Online, Adrenaline Golf Online and DinoSmash Online

    • 1337brian

      DINOSMASH FTW!

  • http://mayblogmaynot.blogspot.com Maniacfive

    i do find it kind of funny that out of 576 apps in my library, so far not a single one of them have received a Gamecenter compatible update. If I we're Apple I would made sure I had a metric ass ton of the best games ready to go as soon i hit the switch on releasing 4.1.

    I'm obviously buying the wrong games. Who knew Ms Pac Man would be the winner not CE?!

  • http://mayblogmaynot.blogspot.com Maniacfive

    i do find it kind of funny that out of 576 apps in my library, so far not a single one of them have received a Gamecenter compatible update. If I we're Apple I would made sure I had a metric ass ton of the best games ready to go as soon i hit the switch on releasing 4.1.

    I'm obviously buying the wrong games. Who knew Ms Pac Man would be the winner not CE?!

  • http://www.odasoft.net Gonzalo

    Worldy Wings 1.1 (Shoot 'em up) has Game Center in it right now. Go get it:

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/worldy-wings/id387191904?mt=8

  • http://www.odasoft.net Gonzalo

    Worldy Wings 1.1 (Shoot 'em up) has Game Center in it right now. Go get it:

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/worldy-wings/id387191904?mt=8

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Silent Rocco

    I really like this old school style of Game Center. Great and unique design decision. Just one odd thing. In Mrs. Pac Man it also lists me in the friends scores... this is weird :(

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Silent Rocco

    I really like this old school style of Game Center. Great and unique design decision. Just one odd thing. In Mrs. Pac Man it also lists me in the friends scores... this is weird :(

  • Tech

    Real racing updated, not sure if anyone else said it.

  • Tech

    Real racing updated, not sure if anyone else said it.

  • Acidbottle

    i downloaded the mrs pacman update and noticed nothing different whatsoever.

    gamecentre? where

  • Acidbottle

    i downloaded the mrs pacman update and noticed nothing different whatsoever.

    gamecentre? where

  • UTWarden

    Acidbottle, start the game up and it should pop a message up saying welcome back ............., thats what I had to do.

    If you have other games compatible you'll probably need to do the same with them. on a side not I played the game too.

  • UTWarden

    Acidbottle, start the game up and it should pop a message up saying welcome back ............., thats what I had to do.

    If you have other games compatible you'll probably need to do the same with them. on a side not I played the game too.

  • Soul of Wit

    I'm just impressed that they made this game actually function for the first time in over a year. How does that not get mentioned in the article?!

  • Soul of Wit

    I'm just impressed that they made this game actually function for the first time in over a year. How does that not get mentioned in the article?!

  • Jjamieuk

    gamecenter has voice chat i play pool bar hustle online its the best pool game by far y cant we have voice chat on gameloft live so we can play racing games or shotting games like modern combat 2 with voice online come on you can do it lol