Another term for a high score table, a ranking system that displays how a player's performance compares against previous runs of the game. This is for questions about the the ranking system.

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How to make hard to hack leaderboards [duplicate]

Okay, someone tasked me to make a leaderboard for their game. However, the one I have right now is really insecure. All it does is check if someone is in the top 100, and if they are, post the score ...
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onSignInSucceeded and onSignInFailed not called (Google Play Games Services)

Using the code below, can anyone tell me why my onSignInSucceeded and onSignInFailed callbacks are not triggered when signing in? It works fine if I extend BaseGameActivity, but when trying to extend ...
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Game Center Leaderboards in Monogame

Do anyone know how to integrate a game center leaderboard in monogame framwork... I have searched high and low yet I haven't gotten any luck of finding articles that might help... Please direct to ...
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Keeping high scores on Unity web player

I want the player to be able to save his score when she makes it into top 10 of high scores. Upon success, player will be asked for a name to submit. This does not need to be unique per player. I just ...
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Google Play Game Services Logcat warning

I'm getting the following warning in my LogCat output. I have implemented Google Play Games Leaderboards which, after some research, it appears this warning is related to.... I would point out ...
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Game ladder using Apple Game Center

I'm implementing a turn based game where players can meet other players in matches via Apple Game Center. Each match has two players. I want to make a global ranking of all players using Apple Game ...
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Game Center leaderboard delay in scores

I'm currently using Sandbox mode to test my device for Game Center integration. I use several sandbox accounts and whenever i beat a previous high score, leader boards doesn't post the new high score ...
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Use real Game Center account on real device instead of sandbox

I've tested GameCenter leaderboards on sandbox accounts long enough for the simulators. I don't know if I can test the GameCenter leaderboards on a real device with my real game center ID instead of ...
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HTML5 game : Secure way of saving score [duplicate]

I wrote a pretty basic game for colleagues to play : the player shoots on an enemy which has 50 lives while other smaller enemies pop randomly on the screen. The goal is to kill the main enemy as fast ...
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Can I query the Game Center APIs from C++, without Objective-C?

I am writing a game that needs Game Center leaderboards. These however, are not very extensive leaderboards. I just need the ability to submit a score automatically when the player completes a level. ...
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Leaderboard Testing on Google Play Services

I have a shared Google Play Developer account so that he allowed me to publish a game app. Next, I want to know if in order to test the online highscore is to upload the APK and publish it first ...
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Why are leaderboards often separated between platforms?

I noticed that many games (if not most or all) are employing different leaderboards for different platforms. For example, different leaderboard for iOS and Android. Different leaderboard for Xbox and ...
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List of 3 letter English words to disallow from entry for public kids game

I saw this post about a profanity filter for an mmo chat. In my case I've got a game played in public, mostly by kids. The only text they can enter is their initials A-Z, 2 or 3 letters. With only ...
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How can I track a “most wins” leaderboard using the Buddy API?

I work on a mobile game with leaderboards that rank players by most wins. Currently, we've rolled our own, but I am looking to replace this with a SaaS leaderboard solution offering rolling time-based ...
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How to pause animation when leaderboard is displayed?

I've notived in some games from the Play Store that when you access the Play Games Leaderboard, the game itself is still visible in the background (as if the leaderboard activity is 'transparent') and ...
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How to use lemodev highscore plugin for unity?

I am trying to add a server-sided highscore system to my game in unity. I have downloaded the free lemodev highscore plugin from the asset store but I cant figure out how to use it. I know where to ...
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Validating victory report to PHP leaderboards

I have decided to begin working on some sort of leaderboard server for my PC game. For starters, I decided to write some PHP scripts to handle it. The script doesn't actually receive a score - it ...
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Same leaderboard for free and pro version

I have design a leaderboard for my game using google play game services. I have design a free version of game with ads in it, now i want to have a pro version which is ad free but i am confuse is it ...
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How can I implement online high score in LibGDX?

I found some posts that said to use Google Play Services. What about other platforms? Is their some libgdx library that I can use to implement it in core section or do I need to write separate score ...
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Scoring system (3 Variables)

I'm writing a mobile game where the player has a limited number of clicks to direct their avatar to the bottom of the map into a bronze, silver, or gold basket land on his/her feet, head, or side. ...
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integrating leaderboard from Newgrounds in flash game [closed]

I have made flash game and I want to show a leader board in that game. I have uploaded my game to kongregate.com. I have made a scoreboard there with the name of overLoadScore (overload is the name ...
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How can I save a global high score for all players in AS3?

I am developing a game in which I want to make a scoring system where the global high score is stored and shared by all players. I am using Flash and ActionScript 3. Until now I've used ...
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Am I missing something about these considerations about Leaderboard's database's schema?

I just finished to develop a mobile game, now I want to implement an online leaerboard using mysql. I'm wondering about the database's schema, I thought about some possibilities: (I didn't got in ...
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How do I create a score based on two or more weighted parameters?

In my game I have two variables x and y which should be "included" in the final score, but with different "weights" (unknown and possibly different), so I need some function f(x, y) with an output in ...
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Adding a new highscore before or after an equal score?

I'm making a highscores list for my 2048 replica. An entry in the list consists of a name and a score (e.g. "John" and 2100.) When I add a new entry, the code runs through the list and inserts the new ...
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How many leaderboards can I have in Android via Google Play?

Question is simple. I have one game with multiple levels(say around 90) distributed amongts different amongst different worlds. Am I reading this right and it means I can only have 70 individual ...
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How can I remove scores or ban users from Google Play leaderboards?

I have included Google Play game services in my Android game. I see lot of users posting fake scores. Can I ban them or can I delete these scores somehow?
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Do leaderboard sets (in Game Center) allow 500 unique leaderboards?

The Game Kit Programming Guide for iOS claims: The number of different leaderboards allowed increases to 500 leaderboards per game when leaderboard sets have been enabled...Leaderboard sets ...
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Math > Logic for a Logarithmic Score Meter

I'm trying to implement a score meter whereby I specify a maximum value (say 15,000) and I can render values on it in a logarithmic manner ie: +------+---+--+-++ +------+---+--+-++ |== ...
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How should I manage persistent score in Game Center leaderboards?

Let's say that I'm developing an iOS RPG where the player gains 1 point per monster kill. The amount of monsters killed is persistent data: it is an endless adventure, and the score keeps on growing. ...
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AndEngine Scoreloop - java.lang.IllegalStateException: you are not calling from the main thread context

I am a very novice android developer but also created a game using andEngine successfully. Now I want to integrate Scoreloop and everything is fine with Leaderboard view and TOS view, except I am ...
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How to use Unity3D Social for OSX?

I can't seem to find any documentation using the Social APIs with OSX. I can successfully use the iOS Social Libraries, but when I translate it over to OSX, it doesn't do anything. Also please refrain ...
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Scoring and purchased hints?

Curious about how developers approach the use of purchased hints and scoring. Context: I have a puzzle app that allows users to incrementally reveal an optimal solution via purchased hints. They ...
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Sending high scores to a web server in an open source game

I've never dealt with sending/receiving data from web servers in my games, so I absolutely have no idea how to do this. I tried googling for a good solution but couldn't find anything satisfying. I ...
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How can I prevent a buggy old version of my game from posting scores to the Gamecenter Leaderboards?

I found that an older version of my game has a bug that causes some crazy scores to be posted to the leaderboard. I can delete these scores by editing the acceptable range in iTunesConnect and my ...
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How to design rating (leaderboard)

I have a quiz online game. For each game there is a prize (number of scores). Now I have three ratings: top for the last day, top for the last week, total top (based on the sum of scores). Sum is not ...
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Ready to use leaderboard service. Is any? [closed]

I'm looking for ready to use thirdparty leaderboard service where player's achivementes and scores can be placed. I'd intagrate it into my game to allow players push scores and locate themselves in ...
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Bitmap Font Displays in Center Always Without Coding it Manually (Fix Coordinate Problem onText)

Is there a way on how to stay the texts in center without manually coding it or something, especially when making an update? I'm making a display for the highest score. Let's say that the score is 9. ...
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Calculating Hit Accuracy score in a game

I'm currently in the process of making a scoreboard for my game. One of things I would like to display is the players accuracy in the amount of hits they had in game. However, I have never done this ...
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Efficient existing rating system for multiplayer?

I would like to add a rating for online version of a board game. In this game there are many game rooms each normally having 3-4 people. So I expect that player's rating adjustments (RA) should ...
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Online scoreboard in Python?

So my friend and I are working on an arcade-style game in Python and Pygame. We're beginning to look at the feasibility of an online leaderboard, given our current programming backgrounds. Such a ...
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should users be asked to submit high score to leaderboard?

If a user gets a new high score in a game, should they be asked before having their score submitted to the leaderboard? Originally I was just going to submit their score to the leaderboard without ...
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Implementing Online Leaderboards for indie windows PC Game

I've just finished my game and I'd like to add some ranking functionality to it. I have a mySQL database running on my website and want to be able to insert and retrieve data from it. My knowledge in ...
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How to compute highscores, so that 10 matches will “correctly” compete 100 matches

When computing highscores, it is possible to: count sum of points (in every match), count average of points (across all matches). Sum is vulnerable to: multiple low-quality matches. Average is ...
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Any social gaming services for JavaScript games?

I'm currently planning on building a HTML5/JavaScript game for the various platforms (Browser, iOS, Android, and WinMo7). I, obviously, would like there to be simple multiplayer (1v1, asynch), ...
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Score vs. Kills in a casual game

I am making a simple phone game and having a conceptual argument with my partner. The argument might end up being inconsequential, but I would like to hear some opinions from actual devs who are ...
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Mochi Media leaderboards with Facebook integrated?

I have been reading about Mochi Media, and I was checking the games leaderboards. Does someone knows how to achieve this kind of leaderboard? Which is quite different than the default leadeboard ...
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Player Ranking System

Already posted this on another forum but I'll repost it here because I'm curious if this is a good forum for game-design questions. I'm looking to design a player ranking system for my game. The ...
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Save game state information

I'm working on my first game, and are looking into the option to save a number of game state settings. One of the things I want to save is the high scores, this will contain a list of the 10 players ...
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free web library for leaderboards / achievements [closed]

I would like to know if there is any free leaderboard libraries for web games developed in HTML5/JS (as openfeint is for iPhone, Android) I found this http://www.appmobi.com/, but it seems the ...