Game Center ..

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  1. Jadchar

    Jadchar Member

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    Hi guys,
    I was wondering how you guys are you going to manage with the gamecenter launch ,since it supports only iphone 4 ..

    my question is, are you going to have openfeint/plus/.. for 2G/3G and add gamecenter support for iphone 4, or are you just going to ignore gamecenter for now ..
     
  2. Zincous

    Zincous Well-Known Member

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  3. 1337brian

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    I've been wondering this my self lately. Are we about to see a lot of old apps updated to support game center? Will they be ditching openfeint and gameloft live, +plus?...
     
  4. Jadchar

    Jadchar Member

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    @Zincous

    Still, the majority is still having 3Gs or even 2Gs... even if we implement a solution where depending on the device we ll activate either Openfeint/plus.. or GameCenter, I guess it won't be possible to have on centralized leaderboard ..

    I mean it is totally absurd to have a highscore for 3g- users and another one for 3gs+ users ... :confused:
     
  5. Deewin

    Deewin Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping all the popular games that still sell will migrate to Gamecenter. I never really bothered adding many friends onto all these services but everyone I know w/ an iDevice will be using Gamecenter :)
     
  6. ArtCoder

    ArtCoder Well-Known Member

    Is there any trustworthy data on how many people are still on a 3G or older device?

    My guess is that a lot of people (and I mean gamers) who where still hanging on to their older iDevice have or will shortly migrate to an iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4G.

    If that's so, I think that if you're making a mass-market casual game you should still support the widest range of devices, but if you're going for a more hardcore audience, it'll be better to just forget about older hardware.

    (I still have a 3G by the way, just waiting patiently for the iPhone 4 to arrive in these remote lands :))
     
  7. dyscode

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    Does anyone know if GC has or will have possibilities to store savegames so they don´t get lost when deleting the app?
     
  8. RttaM

    RttaM Well-Known Member

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    Seems like GC doesn't work offline. Bummer.
     
  9. 1337brian

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    Doesn't look like it does yet, but It does save your highscores...
     
  10. manyax111

    manyax111 Well-Known Member

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    They should add this !!
     
  11. TrueAxis

    TrueAxis Well-Known Member

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    I think the route we will take is Openfeint because that wraps the Game Centre in.

    The reason is Openfeint has so many things that Game Centre does not have, like saving replay data to hi-scores and such.

    I think for developers, the way to go for Game Centre is through Openfeint - that way you can still cater for the older devices.

    The thing is if you own a 3G iphone and you upgrade to the newer model, then that device will not cease to be used - for instance if you have children you may pass it onto them.
     
  12. Moonjump

    Moonjump Well-Known Member

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    I wish Game Center had a fallback option so that pre-iOS4 users could at least set and view high scores. Just the stuff that isn't too intensive, but useful.
     
  13. Stroffolino

    Stroffolino Well-Known Member
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    OpenFeint for now

    I plan to wait and see how GameCenter matures.
     

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