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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Should I scrap my own leader board and go for the Facebook built in one?

Currently I'm rolling my own score and leader board functionality in my FB canvas game. In my game, users can see what score they have, in addition I have a public leader board where everybody can see ...
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How to evaluate a user against optimal performance?

I have trouble coming up with a system of assigning a rating to player's performance. Well, technically there is is a trivial rating system, but I don't like it because it would mean assigning ...
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What score/level function is often used?

In many games you raise a level when you reach a certain score, and later levels are harder to reach than in the beginning. I am suspecting that it is some sort of exponential function that is used ...
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How can I let a player post their score to Facebook at the end of the game?

I have an HTML5 game on my site, and at the end, I want the user to have the option of posting their score to their Facebook wall. Is there an easy way to ask to post something to Facebook?
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Flash High Scores

I have a Flash game running on a Google Sites web page right now. My main goal is to eventually convert it to an Android app. For testing and for my friends to play though, I want to store high scores ...
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How can Highscores be more meaningful and engaging?

I'm developing a casual Android game in which the player's success can very easily be represented by a number (I'm not more specific because I'm interested in the topic in general). Although I myself ...
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How to design a leaderboard?

This sounds like an easy thing but when I considering the following Many players Some have played many games and some just started Different type of statistics On what information should the ...
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Persisting high score table in flash game without a network. (Featuring: HttpListenerException)

this question is very programming-centric, but it's for a game so I figured I might as well post it here. I'm doing polishing work on a GGJ '11 game because it will be shown at an indie arcade ...
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Online leaderboard systems for (small/indie) PC games? [closed]

Are there any free/affordable systems/libraries out there for adding online features to a small PC game? (most likely, for a small primarily-Windows-based indie game) I'm not concerned about ...
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Online leaderboards for iPhone games [closed]

I'd like to add an online leaderboard to my iPhone game. Upon discovering the time and effort required to create a Game Center account I started considering other options. What do you use for online ...
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How are you handling scores that can worsen (e.g. Elo rating) in Game Center?

Currently, Game Center leaderboard scores can only change one-way (e.g. increase). This makes it impossible (I think) to deal with Elo ratings and the like. How are you getting around this in your ...
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Integration my application with Facebook

So I recently developed this game which I would like to launch into Facebook but am having a hard time figuring out how on earth do I get the basics right. Like extracting user data i.e friends ...
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Integrating a leader board with FaceBook?

Think like how Bejeweled 2 does its Blitz mode where it connects to Facebook, pulls your friends names and their top scores for the week. Are there any libraries, etc. that already help facilitate ...
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How can I prevent false score reports to global highscore tables?

Browser and mobile games commonly have global highscore tables. It's also common for those tables to contain scores of 2,147,483,647 — where people have figured out the webservice call that ...
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Where to start the coding of online leaderboards?

I NEVER, EVER did ANY sort of network code in C++, I don't know even the libraries that exist, but a popular demand for my game is online leaderboards... So, what sort of libraries I should research ...
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How can I implement a global high score ladder?

Are there any existing frameworks I can build on? Should I build my own? How can I prevent fake scores from being posted to it?