In my last post I lamented not having access native iOS features such Game Center and single sign-on Twitter. Well, Milkman Games has come to the rescue with their Game Center Native Extension for Adobe AIR. Took me less than an hour to pop it in to my FlashDevelop project, connect all the events and go. All in AS3, no Mac or Xcode required. Post scores, view achievements, all that good stuff with minimal effort. They also have an Android AdMob extension and more on the way – valuable tools for running AIR on mobile devices.
I’ve got Word Up Dog now running with Game Center on iPads and iPhone 4+, but I need to test it on the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3+. So this is a call for testers – please sign up to join my Test Flight team if you’ve got any iOS device, and I may recruit you to help me test Word Up Dog, Rebuild, or some future game.
For anyone who played the old flash version of Word Up Dog, there’s going to be some changes. I’m spicing up the levels with some new terrain and new powerups. I know, it’s no Rebuild, but after writing about zombies for four months I need some cute animals talking in urban slang stereotypes.
Word Up Dog was always meant to be an iOS game, so here we go!