Game Center

Bring even more fun and connection to your games with Game Center, Apple’s social gaming network. Game Center lets players build an identity and connect with friends across Apple platforms. You can easily integrate Game Center features, including leaderboards, achievements, multiplayer matchmaking, and real-time play.

A lineup of a MacBook, an iPad, and iPhones, all opened to the Game Center Activity page.

Getting started

To get started, add Game Center as a capability in your Xcode project and configure features in App Store Connect. Then use the GameKit framework to implement the Game Center features you’d like to use in your app.

Features

Discovery & Engagement

Games with Game Center enabled appear in more places across Apple devices and on the App Store in featured placements for Game Center activity. This helps new players find your game through their friends and motivates existing players to keep playing.

App Store. Players can see Game Center and Friends Are Playing sections on the App Store, helping them discover new games their friends are playing.

Widgets. Players can add the Game Center Activity and Continue Playing widgets to their Home Screen to discover Game Center-enabled games their friends are playing and quickly jump into a game.

Notifications. Game Center will send notifications to players when their friends pass their scores – for games that support Game Center leaderboards – to get them back in the action.

App Store
Widgets
Notifications