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Enable leader board?

Postby brisdaz » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:05 pm

Would it be possible to enable google play games leader board based on number of wins. I think the API makes it easy to code? You could roll this in with the update to be compatible with Android L which it seems to be not compatible now as reported by google play reviewers.

Also how many enlightened, transcendent and masters are there? https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/3423625?hl=en shows how you can tell us this.

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Re: Enable leader board?

Postby eddybox » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:23 pm

Hi brisdaz,

Excellent question! We haven't added a leaderboard like this to Osmos for 2 reasons:
1) It isn't a true measure of skill, just a measure of wins, which can be brute-forced.
2) Leaderboards seem to get hacked A LOT, which seriously reduces their value.
But maybe it's worth adding after all. A player's win count can still give a rough idea of their skill (more experienced players are typically better), and if it gets hacked... oh well.
On the flip side I guess it'd be a way for experienced players to find one another...?

Thanks for the pointer on the achievements stats as well; I hadn't checked those before. Here are the current rank counts:
Transcendent: 14
Enlightened: 31:
Grand Master: 69
Master: 198
Expert: 494
Ace: 1340
Adept: 3879
Initiate: 7840
Neophyte: 16813

Thanks!

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Re: Enable leader board?

Postby brisdaz » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:23 pm

Yes it would make it easier to find worthy opponents. The Google Play Games leader board has an option to add to circles.

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Re: Enable leader board?

Postby brisdaz » Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:16 am

I guess coding for this was too much to make it into the minor update.

Also could you update the google play statistics? How many are from Australia or the majority from USA?

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Re: Enable leader board?

Postby brisdaz » Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:28 am

Any updates?

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Re: Enable leader board?

Postby eddybox » Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:36 pm

Hi brisdaz,

Nothing new to report I'm afraid. It's been difficult to get any movement on the Android front lately. =/

In the meantime, here are the latest stats if you're interested:
Transcendent: 25
Enlightened: 44
Grand Master: 86
Master: 242
Expert: 595
Ace: 1,734
Adept: 5,255
Initiate: 10,754
Neophyte: 23,450

I don't see a way to get achievement stats per country/region, but over the last 60 days, Australia has accounted for 3.6% of Osmos HD downloads. (As opposed to 25.4% for the USA, with Russia as a close second.)

Cheers,
Eddy

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Re: Enable leader board?

Postby brisdaz » Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:05 pm

Any updates? Nearly a year again.

Also someone on the Facebook Page was asking when the most popular time is to play multi player Osmosis HD.

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Re: Enable leader board?

Postby eddybox » Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:14 am

Hi brisdaz,

Sadly no updates. Apportable, the company whose platform we built the iOS-to-Android port on, appears to be dead unfortunately. Due to the way Apportable's technology works/worked, we would have to entirely re-port the game from scratch in order to make any updates. Sigh. We're considering that, but tbh it's probably a very poor idea financially. I'll post here if we decide to take it on though!

Time of day: Good question! I just checked in the Google Developer Console, but unfortunately they don't provide this metric on an hourly basis. The finest granularity is per day, and there doesn't appear to be a pattern there. (ie. weekends don't seem to be busier than weekdays, etc.)

Thanks a lot for your interest brisdaz – wish I had better news/info for you!


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