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Johann Dowa

How To Add Turn Based Multiplayer Into Your iPhone Games Easily With Openfeint

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I am a huge fan of multiplayer games.  Especially on the iPhone… in fact at one time I did consider starting an app review site just for multiplayer games.  The nature of multiplayergaming could also cause your game to go viral.

What I don’t like about multiplayer games is handling all the small details such as building a lobby for the players to find each other through, and making sure all the small details work.  And in the end with an indie title you may not even know if there will be players who will play it multiplayer.

Fortunately OpenFeint has made this considerably easier when they added turn based multiplayer to their already extremely popular social gaming platform on iOS devices.

Kwigbo, developer of the open source game Artifice (listed in our open source iphone app listing) has created a straightforward tutorial showing the code that he uses within his game which you can find here:
OpenFeint Multiplayer In Artifice

The tutorial features code showing you how to use OpenFeint in order to:

  • Create a new game
  • Find open games
  • Challenge friends
  • Take turns
  • And More…

Some details about OpenFeint’s multiplayer capability are stated here:
http://www.openfeint.com/ofdeveloper/index.php/kb/article/000074

This looks like a very nice and easy to add turn based multiplayer into your games.

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