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Do you play only game centre games?

11-28-2012, 03:28 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
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Do you play only game centre games?

Hi all.

I'm an indie developer and we're trying to find out how important Game centre achievements are for people? Hope you can help.

Do any if you only play a game if it has them or are you not that bothered or do you prefer them but still IOS game even if they haven't got them?

Thanks for your help.

11-28-2012, 03:35 AM
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Location: England
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I know a fair few people who like them and even some who refuse to buy a game unless it has them.

I personally am not bothered, theyre a 'nice to have' but i just like playing a game the old fashioned way instead of trying to get 50/50 gems etc on every level. With so many games out there and more each week i'm not bothered about spending tons of time getting every gem on every level to get 3/3 stars etc !

11-28-2012, 04:04 AM
I don't care about GC achievements at all, and don't understand why they are so important to some people. For me, the only reason to have Game Center is for convenient multiplayer matchmaking.
11-28-2012, 04:08 AM
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I wouldn't care less if Game Center was nonexistent, to be honest.

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11-28-2012, 04:17 AM
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Maybe if Game Center was better, but it sucks so I'm not bothered.

I know Gameloft and EA games usually dont have support.
11-28-2012, 05:53 AM
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I think it's pathetic if anyone actually thinks like that.

To this day I'm still not really sure what its point is. It just wastes app space on my device.

I just want to play a game, regardless of if I may get some banner come up and say 'well done, you've done something hundreds of other people have already done'.

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11-28-2012, 06:38 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
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Not too bothered , never searched for a game with the keyword game centre along with it if it exists OK but i wouldnt mind if it doesnt.it just takes up space and achievements and leaderboards dont mean much to me on ios because in all the games in the leaderboards i have seen a couple guys with a way too high score which at times is unattainable , by which i mean people hack the games in order to just get their names on the top.although on consoles i do care about avhievements just not apple but maybe would have if it was tweaked better.Only good thing that came out of it was that earlier when game centre was launched those indie developers that integrated GC got spotlight as they were on the top of the ranking for game centre games whether you searched for them on reviewing sites or on the app store it self ( there is a seperate section for GC games ).but now that advantage is gone and tons of games have GC so my advice if your game will have multiplayer then u might want to get GC but not only for achievements because i believe that takes up space and with the high end games these days ( by which i mean apps over 1 gigabyte ) there isnt much space left on the device.i myself only have those high end games on my ipad only will delete them after i finish them and then add back those simpler games.i have seen many people refusing to buy a app just because of its large size.i know GC wont take much , but with the limited space that seems to look way too limited now , every mb counts

BTW good luck with the app production


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Last edited by mkpred; 11-28-2012 at 06:42 AM.
11-28-2012, 07:23 AM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 206
Nice addition, but in no way necessary

GameCenter inclusion would be neat, I personally am one of those people who actually uses it on a daily basis , because I love checking scores and see how other people are doing and things like that, but if a game is good, and I know it, then it wouldn't matter too much to me.
11-28-2012, 08:54 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 28
Thanks for the replies so far - very interesting and probably as expected. I've always gotten the impression that the moderate majority don't really bother too much about achievements on iPhone games.

The work to include it isn't that much, but I was just curious to how others might feel. Personally - I've never used GC and don't care at all about achievements on my iPhone/Pad. Which is in stark contrast to consoles which has a high % of players loving them - myself included.

Thanks again everyone!!
11-28-2012, 10:22 AM
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Ukraine, Kyiv
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I don't care about GS achievements and leaderboards at all.

P.S. I'm also and Indie, so this question also bothers me.