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Game Center & AI players

08-02-2011, 10:12 PM
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Joined: Jun 2011
Location: New York, NY
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Game Center & AI players

Hello everyone, I'm new here. I'm a graphic designer in the games industry by trade, and I'm currently putting together an indie game of my own for iOS. I want to have as few unanswered questions as possible before going to my programmer.

I'm planning on offering multiplayer via Apple's new turn-based features in iOS5, but I'm curious: will I still be able to include computer-controlled opponents alongside the opponents over the internet? Has anyone done this in their games, or played any games that have done this?

There will already be computer-controlled AI for single player games, and part of the fun of my game it is the interaction that occurs with other players on the map. There's definitely a lot less drama with only 2 players. Sort of the way Risk isn't fun with just two people. So I'd like 2 player games to be able to throw in a 3rd or 4th, controlled by the computer. If it's possible. Is it?

Thanks all!
08-02-2011, 10:23 PM
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Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Here
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Originally Posted by codeloss View Post
Hello everyone, I'm new here. I'm a graphic designer in the games industry by trade, and I'm currently putting together an indie game of my own for iOS. I want to have as few unanswered questions as possible before going to my programmer.

I'm planning on offering multiplayer via Apple's new turn-based features in iOS5, but I'm curious: will I still be able to include computer-controlled opponents alongside the opponents over the internet? Has anyone done this in their games, or played any games that have done this?

There will already be computer-controlled AI for single player games, and part of the fun of my game it is the interaction that occurs with other players on the map. There's definitely a lot less drama with only 2 players. Sort of the way Risk isn't fun with just two people. So I'd like 2 player games to be able to throw in a 3rd or 4th, controlled by the computer. If it's possible. Is it?

Thanks all!
I believe this IS possible (see asphalt 6: adrenaline by gameloft) but I'm not sure how possible it is via game center. However, if the game has a decent amount of people online, you can do more than 2 people via game center i think (see conquist). Anyways, good luck on your game! Hope it's a good one

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