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      Latest reply on Feb 3, 2020 3:28 AM by Neufsters
      Neufsters Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        Hi all,

         

        I'm looking for guidance on how to implement sharing of games.  I have a little single-player game that I've developed, and I'd like to add the ability for someone to share their game with another person.  The basic flow might be that a person plays a game and gets to a certain level in a certain amount of time, then shares the game with someone else, seeing if they can beat their time to get to that level.  I can envision doing this in a couple different way but I'd love some guidance from the community on which way to go.

         

        Option 1: Game Center.  Seems like Game Center has APIs which would allow for this.  Is Game Center still going strong?  Being phased out in favor of Arcade?  (Orthoganal to Arcade?). Are their any drawbacks to Game Center that folks run across?  Do game developers find that their users resist/embrace using Game Center?

         

        Option 2: Custom URL Schema: I can define the starting parameters to my game in a handful of settings, which could be expressed in URL parameters.  I could imaging creating a custom URL scheme which would allow people to email/message a link to each other, and thus allow game sharing.  Is that a decent way to go?

         

        Option 3: Facebook or another service.  This is all new to me, so I'm sure what's out there.

         

        Anyway, I'd love some general guidance on what road to start down on.

         

        Thanks!