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Can I add Game Center without using my own server?

02-01-2011, 04:22 AM
#1
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 127
Can I add Game Center without using my own server?

DO I have a BIG hurdle wanting to run a game on Game Center without using my own server?

Apparently this cuts out 3G devices which cold be massive sales loss!


Not only that how do you run a game on Android. Is there some kind of Game Center that Android has for publishers?
02-01-2011, 06:08 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 425
Use Openfeint, which supports Game Center, and works on iOS and Android.

02-01-2011, 09:58 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 127
Huh

You have to pay them money I suppose?
02-01-2011, 10:01 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 425
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noodler View Post
You have to pay them money I suppose?
It's free...
02-01-2011, 10:06 AM
#5
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 127
Run

Quote:
Originally Posted by NinthNinja View Post
It's free...
Thing is I just need to run the game without a server.
There is no need for high scores really
02-01-2011, 10:13 AM
#6
Game Center and Open Feint servers will handle your achievements, highscores and multiplayer matching, plus Open Feint also has other features to enable Freemium features, but if your entire game is based on users being fully connected everytime they play (e.g. WeRule, City Story etc), then you need to have servers to manage the game data, and if you're very successful you'll need to be able to scale that up to deal with the increasing number of players.

Game Center isn't designed to do that part, it's really just for the scores, awards and player matching right now.
02-01-2011, 10:14 AM
#7
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 127
$

Expensive


Quote:
Originally Posted by Astraware View Post
Game Center and Open Feint servers will handle your achievements, highscores and multiplayer matching, plus Open Feint also has other features to enable Freemium features, but if your entire game is based on users being fully connected everytime they play (e.g. WeRule, City Story etc), then you need to have servers to manage the game data, and if you're very successful you'll need to be able to scale that up to deal with the increasing number of players.

Game Center isn't designed to do that part, it's really just for the scores, awards and player matching right now.
02-01-2011, 10:16 AM
#8
02-01-2011, 10:35 AM
#9
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 618
If you don't need a persistent connection (i.e. You need occasional updates), then check this out:

http://code.google.com/appengine/

If you absolutely need persistent connections, check out a VPS solution for inexpensive hosting. Here's the first option that came up on Google:

http://myhosting.com/virtual-server-hosting/

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02-01-2011, 11:35 AM
#10
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 127
S

Quote:
Originally Posted by Astraware View Post
Yep!

So maybe a server based game isn't the way to go...
Nostrodamus junior----

Smartfoxserver perhaps?