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How to make non-games, games... - duncan_m - Apr 12, 2012 02:43 AM

Hi,

I'm working on an app at the moment and we want to build in some game mechanics.

I'm not new to the general concepts and have even bought a book (yey me..).

What I would like to know is if there are any good standard packages we could integrate to save coding score systems, level-ups.. say SDKs or similar?

I have heard of Gameville but haven't found any others.

Thanks, Duncan


RE: How to make non-games, games... - skyhawk - Apr 12, 2012 12:51 PM

NSDefaults? GameCenter?


RE: How to make non-games, games... - funkboy - Apr 12, 2012 11:16 PM

NSDefaults, GameCenter, and Core Data (perhaps with iCloud) would all be potential solutions to investigate to save data/game state.
This is very independent of incorporating game mechanics into your game, though.

One good note: incorporating GameCenter would be a great feature of your app and may increase the likelihood it would be featured. However, you'll need to check if a non-game can use GameCenter for storing high scores. I'm thinking it still doesn't allow that, but... good idea to double check.


RE: How to make non-games, games... - duncan_m - Apr 13, 2012 01:52 AM

Thanks for the suggestions so far.

I came across Scoreloop, not sure if they have a web API as well though.. (mobile + web play is possible)