How will GameCenter games be controlled on a Mac?

moorish

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Jun 11, 2012
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Anybody know how Mac users will control GameCenter (iOS) games?

For instance, if a game has on-screen buttons for iOS devices, how will Mac users play it, exactly?

Just curious, thanks. :eek:
 

JangoFett124

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It will only support Mac games, although games can be designed to communicate with their iOS counterparts.
 

PurrBall

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The developer would have to design new control methods. Macs have physical buttons, so it shouldn't be too hard in most cases :)
 

pdjudd

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It’s only going to work with games that are on the Mac - integration with iOS is only going to occur with mutiplatform titles that the developer specifies as compatible. Think of a game like Angry Birds - their are distinct iOS versions for the iPad, iPhone, and the Mac.

You are not going to be running the iOS version on the Mac - Craig made it clear with the demo that the developer made a Mac version simultaneously with the iOS version. They will be dedicated apps.
 

moorish

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Oh okay, thanks for clearing that up.

Is there a way to see which games in the AppStore have OS X versions?
 

Sylon

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You'll probably be able to view the achievements and leaderboards from the iOS games on your Mac, but not be able to play them on your Mac.
 

pdjudd

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Oh okay, thanks for clearing that up.

Is there a way to see which games in the AppStore have OS X versions?
We won’t know any of that until ML is formally released and developers actually take advantage of game center to know exactly how we will know. We only saw one title - presumably of an unreleased game that has the same name across all platforms.

We just don’t know enough.
 
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