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iOS Games in a Day: Common iOS Game Features: How and Why

Gareth Jenkins  |  Founder, 36peas

Location: Room 3002, West Hall

Format: Tutorials & Bootcamps
Track: Programming
Vault Recording: Video

This session will take a look at common features of iOS games and a technical approach to integrating them into your own titles using examples from recent, popular titles. The session will cover leaderboards and achievements with GameKit and third-party solutions. It will also cover:
  • Review incentives
  • Analytics and behavior tracking
  • In-app purchases
  • Multiple SKU deployment and management
  • Turn-based multiplayer
  • Localization
  • Social integration


Attendees will leave with the knowledge required to not only start building iOS games, but also be able to leverage their experience from other platforms. In addition, attendees will be armed with a set of patterns and specific approaches to common iOS designs, performance constraints and game features.

Intended Audience

This session will suit industry veterans new to iOS, as well as those with some experience on iOS looking to make strides in specifically game-oriented tools and techniques on iOS.