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Old 06-05-2017, 11:17 PM   #1
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Have you ever seen those message boards where you can click on a link to an Arcade and play flash games? It records high scores, and only registered forum users are able to post high scores, so it's not like you have to compete against the entire Internet. I even saw a board where the holder of a high score got a gold trophy beside his or her name as a reward (like badges on this board) for bragging rights. If you could get this feature, it would be a fun way for people to kill time whenever they're bored.
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Old 06-06-2017, 12:45 PM   #2
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Have you ever seen those message boards where you can click on a link to an Arcade and play flash games? It records high scores, and only registered forum users are able to post high scores, so it's not like you have to compete against the entire Internet. I even saw a board where the holder of a high score got a gold trophy beside his or her name as a reward (like badges on this board) for bragging rights. If you could get this feature, it would be a fun way for people to kill time whenever they're bored.
This is an interesting idea. I think we would need more specifics, though, before we could even have a real discussion about it.

I believe waaaay back in the day Fizzy Bubbles did something like this.
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It's not complicated at all, it's just some plugin that you implement into the forum. You don't have to worry about organizing tournaments or anything like that because high scores are automatically recorded when you play a game while logged into your forum account. As for where you go exactly to get the plugin, and which games you can pick, I have no idea about any of that. I'm no web techie.
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It's not complicated at all, it's just some plugin that you implement into the forum. You don't have to worry about organizing tournaments or anything like that because high scores are automatically recorded when you play a game while logged into your forum account. As for where you go exactly to get the plugin, and which games you can pick, I have no idea about any of that. I'm no web techie.
I mean, do you have an example of a site that does this? What I'm saying is, we would sort of need to know what sites support this before we can even have a discussion
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Old 06-06-2017, 05:35 PM   #5
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Here's one:

https://pirate.planetarion.com/arcade.php?
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I did this for a mahjong site once! You could add your online mahjong ID to your account and then it would show you your rank out of everyone else on the site. Something in that vein is probably what you would want, since not many people (I assume) are playing flash games anymore. Even in FB you had to take screenshots and then trust everyone else to not shop their images. But if it's an online server with an API, you can link just about anything!
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:46 PM   #7
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People don't generally play Flash games, but the opportunity to compete against their friends on the forum and set a high score would give them an incentive to.

Those games on the example forum I linked look pretty crappy, there's better ones I'm sure. Also there's too many. My proposed UPNetwork arcade would keep the number of games small, like 10 or less.
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Old 06-07-2017, 04:01 AM   #8
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I sent this request to the admin as soon as I saw the thread. It's a cute idea.
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I remember BMG had an arcade for the longest time. RIP ranked Helicopter Game.
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