How will GameCenter games be controlled on a Mac?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by moorish, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. moorish macrumors newbie

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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:
     
  2. JangoFett124 macrumors regular

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    It will only support Mac games, although games can be designed to communicate with their iOS counterparts.
     
  3. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

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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 :)
     
  4. pdjudd macrumors 601

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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.
     
  5. moorish thread starter macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  6. Sylon macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  7. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    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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