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i've been thinking about something for pico-8 that could be nice: Having a kind of online high score rankings by game on the website.

Let's say the easiest way to do it first would be just in the web player on that site with logged in users.

API can be as minimal as score(value). The advantage of the opaque function is that it can redirect score anywhere (online db for webplayer, local file when ran from pico-8 sdk, silently ignored...)

This kind of feature is cool as it gives game dev more feedbacks on their games as well as increasing their replay value. Plus the community will benefit from that as it gives another axis to consolidate it.

I'm aware it is not that trivial to implement and it requires some work but I love the idea!

P#16158 2015-11-03 08:16 ( Edited 2015-11-03 18:17)

Online highscores are in the works! They're going to look a bit like this, with a submitscore(id, score) function. id is a string allowing the programmer to specify a level or some other context (e.g. "hardmode"). At first it will probably just open a web browser from the binary versions, but later on I'll see about logging in to the BBS directly.

P#16169 2015-11-03 12:34 ( Edited 2015-11-03 17:34)

Cool! That's good to hear!

P#16176 2015-11-03 13:17 ( Edited 2015-11-03 18:17)

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