Beginning iOS Social Games

By Kyle Richter

Beginning iOS Social Games is your concise introduction to iOS social and other networked gaming app development using iOS Game Center, Game Kit, Store Kit, AirPlay, iOS 7 Game Controllers, iTunes App Store and integrating with social networks/media like Facebook and Twitter.

Full Description

  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4905-4
  • 312 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Publication Date: December 8, 2013
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $34.99
  • eBook Price: $24.99
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Full Description

It's certainly fun to build games that run on your iPhone and iPad. But, wouldn't it be more fun to create games that allow you to play with other gamers in your social network? There's a whole lot more things you can do. Most of the top best selling games around the world, like World of Warcraft, let you play with others online and share your experiences with your friends.

Beginning iOS Social Games is your concise introduction to iOS social and other networked gaming app development using iOS Game Center, Game Kit, Store Kit, AirPlay, iOS 7 Game Controllers, iTunes App Store and integrating with social networks/media like Facebook and Twitter.

Author Kyle Richter of Empirical Development is an expert game developer who guides you through the social game app development process step by step. This book may allow you to turn your already existing, created game into a well polished networkable and/or social media capable game app.

What you’ll learn

  • Build socially integrated games on iOS for iPhone and iPad using Twitter and Facebook
  • Configure and begin using Game Center, Apple's social gaming platform
  • Work with the advanced features of Apple's Game Center using leaderboards, achievements, matchmaking, invitations, and multiplayer
  • Exchange data while dealing with errors, dropped connections and other hurdles
  • Create turned-based iOS games using Game Center
  • Implement other socially rich features like real time Voice Chat, In App Purchases with Store Kit, and displaying content on a TV using Airplay
  • Explore all these features and more while building a real iOS game, UFOs!

Who this book is for

This book is for iPhone and iPad app developers looking to build iOS game apps that can network with other apps and social media like Facebook.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started With Social Gaming

Chapter 2: Game Center: Setting Up and Getting Started

Chapter 3: Leaderboards

Chapter 4: Achievements

Chapter 5: Matchmaking and Invitations

Chapter 6: The Peer Picker

Chapter 7: Network Design Overview

Chapter 8: Exchanging Data

Chapter 9: Turned-Based Gaming with Game Center

Chapter 10: Voice Chat

Chapter 11: In-App Purchase With Store Kit

Chapter 12: Twitter

Chapter 13: Facebook Integration

Chapter 14: AirPlay

Chapter 15: Game Controllers

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