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Release 2.8.3: New V-Play Game Center Plugin and Bug Fixes

By Michael

V-Play 2.8.3 is now available for download and as a free update to all V-Play users. This update introduces the new V-Play Game Center Plugin and a number of minor bug fixes. The V-Play Game Center Plugin is included in the V-Play Indie License and is the perfect extension to the V-Play GameNetwork.

Update Now!

If you’re not an existing V-Play user, you can download the SDK for free.

V-Play GameCenter Plugin

The V-Play Game Center Plugin creates a social gaming network for your V-Play games. The Apple Game Center is a widely used gaming service that comes pre-installed on all iPhones and iPads. With this new plugin, you can take advantage of the highscores, leaderboards and achievements supplied by the Apple Game Center.

Even more, you can connect the Apple Game Center with the V-Play Game Network to get synchronized leaderboards and achievements across multiple platforms. This means your players can use their familiar iOS game service and compare their progress with players on other platforms like Android or PC.

This multi-platform support is available with just a single API call from the V-Play Game Network: a call of reportScore() or incrementAchievement() automatically posts to both gaming services. This allows your cross-platform game to grow a community open to both Android and iOS users alike.

These features make it a valuable tool for increasing player engagement in your game. You can find out how to integrate the V-Play Game Center Plugin into V-Play Game Network here.

Bug Fixes

V-Play 2.8.3 features fixes for a number of minor bugs. These changes affect both app and game development.

  • It’s no longer required to change the AndroidManifest.xml file for existing projects if you don’t use plugins in your project, as it was with update 2.8.2.
  • Fixes a possible error output that module “QtQuick.Dialogs” could not be loaded if using V-Play Game Network components.
  • A memory leak in the Chartboost Plugin has been fixed

How to Update

Test out these new features by following these steps
Step 1

Open the V-Play SDK Maintenance Tool in your V-Play SDK directory. Choose “Update components” and finish the update process to get V-Play 2.8.3 as described in the V-Play Update Guide

If you haven’t installed V-Play yet, you can do so now with the latest installer from here.

Step 2

The V-Play Sample Launcher allows you to quickly test and run all the open-source examples and demo apps & games that come with the V-Play SDK, from a single desktop application.

After installing V-Play, you can start the V-Play Sample Launcher from the application shortcut in your V-Play SDK directory.

V-Play Sample Launcher

Now you can explore all of the new features included in V-Play 2.8.3!

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