Game Center Launch Day Report (FarmVille Achievement Support!)

Thu, Sep 9, 2010

iPhone, Mobile

Yesterday, we told you that Game Center had been unleashed on the masses as a feature added to iOS 4.1 for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and the iPod Touch 2G and up. (iPad support coming in 4.2 in November). Today, we thought we’d bring you some more details about this exciting new service and platform for iOS gamers.

Of the games that have been released or updated with Game Center support, the most surprising addition to be the first was FarmVille. FarmVille by Zynga received an update within a few hours of iOS 4.1 and Game Center going live and features full achievement and leaderboard support. Ever wanted to know how you stacked up to your friends in crop mastery? This is your chance at getting a precise number, and not just counting signs on their farms. Nevermind my pitiful placement on the leaderboard, I tend to let my crops wither too often. Also of note is that achievements were carried over from the Facebook version and were retroactive. Apparently, developers have the option of making Game Center achievements retroactive if they so choose. FarmVille has 30 Achievements that are worth 780 points in total.

The full list of games to support Game Center in the first day were:

  • Edge
  • Epic Games’ “Project Sword”
  • Carcassonne
  • Ace Tennis 2010 Online
  • Adrenaline Golf Online
  • Azkend
  • Angry Birds [100 Achievements]
  • Bit.Trip Beat
  • Bomber Online Free
  • Cocoto Kart Online
  • Cocoto Magic Circus
  • Cro-Mag Rally
  • DinoSmash Online
  • Dungeon Hunter 2 [80 Achievements]
  • Enigmo 2 [90 Achievements]
  • Farmville by Zinga
  • Farm Story
  • Field Fencer [10 Achievements]
  • Field Runners [100 Achievements]
  • Flight Control
  • GraalOnline Classic
  • GraalOnline Classic+
  • iFishing World Championship [26 Achievements]
  • Jojo’s Fashion Show: World Tour
  • Ms. Pac-Man (is live now)
  • Nanosaur-2
  • Pac-Man
  • Project Sword
  • Real Racing [25 or 75 Achievements]
  • reMovem
  • Sparkle
  • Super Mega Worm
  • TouchGrind
  • Truckers Delight: Episode 1
  • World Series of Poker Hold’em Legend
  • Word Scramble 2
  • WordsWorth [20 Achievements]
  • Zentomino
  • Zen Bound 2 Universal

For being a just launched service, this is quite a bit of traction. Not only that, I’d keep an extra eye on your Update buttons within the next week or so as more developers manage to update their apps with support.

We’ll keep you posted with more on Game Center as necessary.

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