I’ve been working on to get Online High Scores to work in the Dead Wake game. Thanks to BlitzMax, getting the program to communicate with the score server is relatively simple. With this you can get player scores, rankings and everything. (Only small con being that my system is not threaded – at least not yet, so there might be a small delay in case the connection doesn’t work).
I’ve added a system where the player can submit scores online, and then he will receive his ranking (and see the names & scores of other players near his ranking). I remember discussing this type of system with somebody, and it already brings some sort of new aspect in the scores.
Now the scores aren’t just local, but you can compete with the rest of the world.