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Beginning iOS Social Games by Kyle Richter

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Chapter     9

Turned-Based Gaming with Game Center

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.

—Henry David Thoreau

Apple announced iOS 5 at its own World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in 2011. In addition to a number of smaller enhancements that this new SDK brought to Game Center, it included one very important new feature: turned-based gaming through Game Center. With turn-based gaming, you can provide your users with asynchronous gaming. Turned-based games are simply any game in which players take turns playing, such as in tic-tac-toe, chess, card games, Battleship, and Monopoly. Apple has continued to improve Turned Based Gaming in both iOS 6 and iOS 7, making it a featured point of the Game Center improvements that have ...

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