Questions tagged [leaderboards]

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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Is there a way to edit a file through an event in game

In my game, players can enter their name. Is there a way I can save player progress so that many different people can play from the start, but players who played before get their progress back?
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Sanitise a high score table to remove offensive terms / usernames

I'm building an app for a client, which they've requested to have a publicly-visible high score table. It'll be displaying their username, which is a free-text field that the players can input. Player ...
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How can we compare the scores of 2 Facebook friends?

We need to show players their friends' scores during play. In the past, Facebook worked perfectly for this. However, now they have depreciated their Graph API. How can we work around this? We do not ...
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How to add high score?

I wanted to add a high score to my game but I don't know how I already tried to find some videos for it but I just can't find the right one. I already have a scoreUI on my game I just wanted to add a ...
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Do i need to integrate leader-board and achievement in my game and then publish in alpha testing for google play?

I'm confused about whether I need to publish my .apk file on Google Play Console with or without achievements and leaderboard. If I publish the game without achievements and leaderboards, then, how ...
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Distributed Leaderboard for p2p games

I've heard about this term distributed leaderboard for p2p games and I've searched it online but couldn't find much of a thing about it.I was curious what does it really mean and didn't really knew ...
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Google Play Services: Google ladder - How can I customize the share button?

To increase the feeling of competition among users of a small game that I developed, I implemented a google ladder such that players could measure against other players. To do this, I used the google ...
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Separate player rating systems for attackers and defenders

Imagine a kind of tower defence game where each player specialises either in defence or attack (a player is either one or the other in all games). In each game the attacker and the defender get ...
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save player achievements in local device

As an indie developer with zero dollar budget for servers and backend i wonder if there are ways to store the player achievements on his mobile device ?
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Saving score in Unity [duplicate]

I have the following script which I use for calculating the score ...
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How to securely submit a score?

We have an app with several mini-games in it and in each a highscore can be achieved. The score gets submitted by requesting an endpoint and passing the score as a json in the body. How can we be sure ...
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Facebook Scores API Global and Daily Rank on Unity

I need to implement 4 types of leaderboards on my Unity game: All Time/Daily Global/Friends I'm using Scores API from Facebook and I achieved All Time Friends Leaderboards. I'm taking a look at the ...
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Decide which scoring system to use and number of points to assign for new game [closed]

I am developing a new game and would like to know if anyone could point me in the right direction for deciding the type of scoring system to use for my new game as well as the number of points to ...
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What should I do with global high scores when the game has a major update?

I have a game that people have been playing for several years now. The game has a global high score list, and there has been some fierce battles among the players for the top positions. I now want to ...
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Upgrades in game with leaderboards? [closed]

I am working on an endless mobile game right now and I'm currently in the designing phase. Most (or all) mobile games especially endless ones now have leaderboards and a player's position in the board ...
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Unity google play services login dont work properly

I have searched everywhere on the internet and I have found nothing about the problem I am encountering. I am trying to implement google play services to my game (leaderboards especially) and I have ...
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Showing Google Play Game Leaderboard UI not working at all

Trying to figure out what went wrong with this GPG plugin. I followed the instructions and understand the document in order to test run the login and show leaderboard UI via this one. I did make the ...
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What player rating system can I use when the rating can only get larger?

I am developing a turn-based multiplayer app (2 players per match) for Android. As backend I use Google Play Game Services. I have implemented a leaderboard. Now I consider how to design the ranking ...
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Google leaderboards, up to a maximum of 70?

I see in the doc that the limit for the number of leaderboards on Google Play Services is 70. However, I am able to create more than 70 leaderboards and they are all working when I test my app. Is ...
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How to design a leaderboard where lower is better?

In a classic high score leaderboard, the player with the highest score is leading, followed by people with slightly lower scores. In short, higher is better. But in a game I am working on, the player ...
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score aggregation service [duplicate]

Before i write my own asp.net app, i wanted to see if there is an existing service already. What i am looking for is send # of zombies the player killed at the end of game to the service. The service ...
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Elo-like ratings for games with variable number of players

I read this article about using Elo for more than 2 players in a game: http://sradack.blogspot.ru/2008/06/elo-rating-system-multiple-players.html. But in my case I have a variable number of players in ...
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Best practice for implementing overall / weekly / daily highscores?

So I'm setting up social leaderboards and I want there to be daily weekly overall high scores. The way the scoring works is each score is tied to a user after the user logs in so the scores need to ...
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Google Leaderboards, Reducing the Score of a Player

I am making a strategy game similar to chess for Android. I'll be using the Google Leaderboards for rankings. I want to implement a sort of ranking system, that the player can actually lose score, ...
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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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How does one integrate Game Center leaderboards in Monogame?

Do anyone know how to integrate a Game Center leaderboards for an iOS game using MonoGame framework? I have searched high and low yet I haven't gotten any luck of finding articles or tutorials that ...
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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 that ...
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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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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 [closed]

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 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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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. I'...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...