Tap into Game Center: Dashboard, Access Point, and Profile

Written by Cihat Gündüz

Description: Apple’s social gaming network is ready to play. We’ll walk you through the latest updates to Game Center, starting with its in-game interface and all-new player experience. Learn how to integrate GameKit into your app and authenticate players effectively, and discover the Access Point, which brings players into the in-game dashboard. From there, we’ll explore player profiles and their options for privacy. After exploring Game Center’s interface, Dashboard, and player profiles, continue to the next video to learn about Leaderboards, Achievements, and Multiplayer gaming. And for more about preparing your game’s interface for these new capabilities, see “Design for Game Center.”

  • Most features can be used with custom UI, too (using API)
  • New interface if using default interface
  • Player avatar should be in title screen, notifications will be automatically shown (e.g. for new achievements)
  • In-Game-Dashboard contains profile, achievements & leaderboards
  • In-Progress Achievements available, achievement art can and should be provided
  • Leaderboard art highlighted more, again should be provided
  • "Current leaderboard" available, updates live
  • Optional "challenges" dashboard available, will not appear by default
  • Custom multiplayer UI & default UI available
  • Contributor comment: skipped the implementation part of the session

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Cihat Gündüz

Cihat Gündüz

Native iOS & Android developer who loves to share reusable work, like BartyCrouch, AnyLint, HandySwift & more. Founder of Flinesoft, an app company preparing for a "better future".