We have been hard at work preparing the Multiplayer system and getting the Leaderboards integration ready. We now have some screenshots to show you of the work done so far.
Before we begin, remember that we are still on Steam Greenlight and can use all the votes you can give us. We are confident that we will get green lit, but we just want to make sure.
Before we start with discussing the Leaderboards and how the scoring system works, lets talk about Multiplayer.
Multiplayer: Multiplayer can be handled in two ways, Local Multiplayer where the screen is split. This is limited to two players per machine and will allow you to use any combinations of keys and controllers, although we advise you use game controllers and a nice big screen.
Online Multiplayer can be played locally through through your LAN or via the Internet. This functionality will all be handled via Steam Sessions and we are quite excited about this feature.
Leaderboards and Scoring: The leaderboards and scoring systems is tightly integrated with the levels and the challenges on the levels, so we will first talk about the challenges.
Each level in the game will have 4 challenges allocated to it in categories ranging from Easy, Medium, and Hard difficulties. You have to complete the four challenges on whatever level you choose in order to unlock the next level. In multiplayer mode there are no challenges and all levels are unlocked.
The leaderboard has a challenges section and you will be added to this based on the time it takes you to complete the challenges. You can take as many attempts as you want but once you complete the fourth challenge, all the time of the runs are added together to get your total time to complete all challenges. So if you manage to complete the 4th challenge 1 minute in to your 3rd run … your time for all 4 challenges will be 5 minutes. This time and your challenge level will be recorded on the leaderboard.
So the trick is to complete the challenges as quickly as possible to get ranked higher on the leaderboard. You can also go back and complete the challenges in the other difficulty levels if you want to.
The leaderboard also has sections for highest score and best score for an individual run. These have their own sections on the leaderboard and gives you another way of ranking up on the system and challenging your friends to beat you.
Finally the multiplayer mode uses the same highest score and best score system except now you have to deal with other riders on the track at the same time, and this is what makes it more challenging. The leaderboard will indicate whether the scores were achieved in multiplayer or single player.
Remember that the Free Ride mode does not allow you to get a highest score or complete the challenges but you are able to get points for best score in a single run.
We hope you like these features that we are working and as usual we value any input or comments you may have, please email us at email@example.com
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Finally we leave you with more screenshots from the new features.