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Building iOS 5 Games: Develop and Design by James Sugrue

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9. Being Social

The world has become increasingly social, and a lot smaller. Using social networks, you have many ways to find and connect friends, no matter where they are in the world. Adding social features to your game can spread the buzz and also make it a lot more “sticky” as players strive to beat their friends’ scores or get their names onto a leaderboard.

Game Center Integration

Apple describes Game Center as “a new social gaming network that is available on supported iOS-based devices running iOS 4.1 and later. A social gaming network allows players to share information about the games they are playing as well as to join other players in multiplayer games. Game Center provides these services over both wireless and cellular networks.” ...

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