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Release 2.8.3: New Felgo Game Center Plugin and Bug Fixes

By Michael

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

Update Now!

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

Felgo GameCenter Plugin

The Felgo Game Center Plugin creates a social gaming network for your Felgo 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 Felgo 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 Felgo 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 Felgo Game Center Plugin into Felgo Game Network here.

Bug Fixes

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

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

Step 2

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

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

Felgo Sample Launcher

Now you can explore all of the new features included in Felgo 2.8.3!

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