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Dev Log: Online Ranking

Dev Log: Online Ranking
Whoops I dozed off on my blog for a few days there. I've been working away at Super Sky Sisters trying to add enough stuff to call it a finished, proper game. The next step with that is adding a simple online ranking system!


Right now the way it works is your computer will have a unique id associated with it and you will see how you match up against other high scores from all the other players. Right now in the screenshot above the online scores are all completely random so the graph looks a little nonsensical, but I imagine when the game is actually released and played over time what you'll end up seeing is more of a bell curve instead.

I opted to do this kind of ranking system to try to just tell players generally how they're doing. If you're not in the top 100 scores in the world you'll end up seeing a percentage value instead of a rank. That percentage value is the number of players you're currently ahead of. You also need to reach a certain minimum score (yet to be determined) to post to the ranking system at all.

The computer id thing does mean that if you switch what computer you're playing on you will not keep your ranking. If the game ends up on a system like Steam then I can probably use the steam id of the player, but honestly using a unique id related to the computer is the easiest solution for the player. The player doesn't have to do anything in order to start submitting their time, and everything just happens magically. I still might make a way to transfer your id to another computer though, maybe!

Things are going well even in the midst of life chaos! I had some more ideas to add to boss battles so I might tackle that next.
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