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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 store a separate high score for each level

I'm trying to make a game in game maker studio 2 where the highest score and ranking is saved for each level. I have an idea on how to do this for an entire game, but not individual levels. How can I ...
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Unity & Google Play Game Services - error: Leaderboard not found

My game uses Google Play Game Services for leaderboard management. In my production build, submitting high scores to and requesting the leaderboard for display from Google Play Games services works ...
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Fair scoring system for multiple levels and multiple players

I have a parkour game with over 200 levels and I want to be able to compare players by assigning each one a score that is based on their overall performance on the levels (how fast they can finish the ...
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Online Leaderboards: reducing cheaters without authoritative server verifying every move

My plan is to make a small game with online leaderboards. Having everything calculated on the server side is an unaffordable task, so I need some other way. My guess is that the best approach is to ...
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How to sort leaderboards, given wins and total games played?

The game is card game. The only results I get is wins and TGP (total games played). Losses = TGP - wins. I want to rank the players in the most fair way without making it too complex. What I have ...
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Mitigate exploit where players maximize score multiplier before starting race

I am making a single player race game set in space (no actual roads, just checkpoints) where the player's score is defined by how fast they complete the track. There are pickups around the track that ...
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How do you encourage players to do hard things?

I'm working on an app that teaches real-life skills by pitting players against each other to compete in skill improvement tasks. The problem is, players have a number of different tasks they're ...
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How to ensure new players aren't blocked from the leaderboards?

There is a simple word game, where players score points for each game they play. It creates a global chart, ranking players by their score. The problem is that when a new player comes into the game, ...
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Google Play Game Services Detecting Top 3 Players

I used Google Play Services Leaderboard in my Libgdx game. This is what I want to do; I would like to give awards to the best 3 players in this table. How can I help you? It automatically connects to ...
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Securing a replay-based leaderboard system (as much as possible)

A few years ago, I implemented a basic online leaderboard system in one of my games that sent encrypted score data over the wire. The encryption keys were stored in the game client's binary. Of course,...
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How to limit my scoreboard to 100 top Score then adding the number list?

so I want to make 100 top scorers on my leaderboard but I don't know how to make a number list, what I mean is when the user is top 1 so number list 1 and so on so here the leaderboard script : ...
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Can I save a score as highscore, if it's a float?

So I have this infinite runner type of game, subway surfers style. I chose a method where the player doesn't move, and instead the obstacles move towards him. My score is a float and it increases as ...
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How to calculate High Score in game when there are two units in the game?

In my game I am solving a problem, and I am getting certain points for each problem. Just like collecting numbers falling from the top. Now I want to calculate a high score on the basis of two items i....
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Regarding Profile Pictures of Facebook Friends

Background: I am creating a Leaderboard of Facebook friends in unity. Question: Can we download and save the images of Facebook Friends on the device of the user for the purpose of reuse? I would like ...
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How to make score points based on time

So the idea is simple. a) Players why finish the level faster, should get higher score. b) The levels (1 to N) where every next becomes more difficult should impact the score. So it's kind of mix of &...
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Leaderboard not working in Unity

I'm trying to create a leaderboard for my game. I have the game created and added the leaderbaord using cloudonce. I have also created the app on google play console and linked the app to the game ...
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How to sort scores and assign positions based on the scores?

I have three game objects each with an individual score. I was wondering how I should go about sorting these scores in ascending order. I want to also give these objects a position based on their ...
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What are known game mechanics to disallow player to become infinitely rich still keeping it fun to progress?

I want to make an online game with a leaderboard. A player should be able to gather tools/resources to continue exploring/harvesting. The problem I want to solve is that someone can find a way to ...
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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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PlayerCenteredScores in LeaderBoards

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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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