Multiple savegames

Ok here is a thought:

  • Keep your game as the ‘main’ one, which can post scores to Leaderboard and gets Hints, etc
  • Add ‘secondary’ savegames slots, where your friends/family can play their own separate game from the start and resume when they want. These ‘secondary’ games:
    • Can’t post their score on the Leaderboard
    • Don’t get Hints (you can give them and tease them !)
    • Don’t count in any way towards the main game score/extra points/penalties etc.
  • Add a field in the Leaderboard which notes how many friends you have playing with you. This can say how much ‘outside help’ you’re getting with parallel games.

What do you think ? (poll closed, update coming up)

 

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Yyaaaaawn !

Man, the certification is slow this week !
[update] Published !

Notable changes:
• Spindle is a lot easier
• Atomic energy is harder but more accurate

Anyway, seems a lot of people are interested in a “Multiple save game” mode which can allow your friends to play the game with their own path.

This obviously triggers an issue: scoring. If you can have multiple savegames, hints penalties, scoring and generally your gameplay can be inconsistent from someone who plays only one game.

So, just checking, would you be interested in an OPTIONAL game mode which allows you to have how many savegames you want, for example one for every friend or family member, beside yours, BUT that _permanently_ disables posting the score on the Leaderboard ?

The alternative would be to have the game allow small stints of gameplay from scratch, I guess.