Getting into iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad gaming and curious how to start a multiplayer online session with your friends? iOS has become a huge platform for gaming so it comes as no surprise Apple created Game Center to fill just that multiplayer need. Hit the jump to find out how to get in on the action!
Setting up Game Center
First you’ll need to create a Game Center ID if you don’t already have one. Simply register via the app. Now you’re ready to add friends. You can search for them via their e-mail address too. If you want random opponents, you can choose that option as well. Or if you’re looking for new friends.
Creating a multiplayer game
This is where some users seem to get confused. You won’t actually create a multiplayer game via Game Center. You’ll create it through the actual game app you want to challenge someone in. In Fruit Ninja, for example, one of the game modes is multiplayer. Once you select that, you can choose to play a random opponent or you can send an invite to a friend. It will load all your Game Center friends in-app. Your friend must also have the app installed.
You can see what gaming apps you and your friends have in common within Game Center. Simply choose your friend and see what games you have in common. If the game supports multiplayer, you can then proceed to the app of your choice and invite them to battle!