GameMaker highscores with Vex K

on July 3, 2008 - 4147 Views

Vishnu Aravind has released an updated version of his online GameMaker highscores service.

I first reviewed the original service back in October of last year when writing for Issue 9 of the MarkUp game development magazine.

Put simply the site contains everything you need to create a global online highscore table for any game created in GameMaker. It handles both submitting and retrieving highscores, and everything is hosted for free for you.

The latest version, Vex K, includes the facility to show an online highscore table within a GameMaker game itself, instead of requiring access from a web browser.

The original Vitarsi Vex online highscore service currently hosts more than 270 highscore tables free of charge.

If you want to create a worldwide highscore table for your game and don’t have your own webspace, Vitarsi Vex K is my recommendation.

  • Mark Overmar’s announcement in October last year that YoYo Games will create their own online highscore table service appears to have come to nothing despite Mark stating that the service would be introduced “pretty soon”.

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6 Responses to GameMaker highscores with Vex K

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  3. legocrazy1 says:

    Wow, I just found vex but a week ago. So this update is pretty cool.

    And as long as the site has less downtime then freehostia than I’m good.

  4. tuntis says:

    From what I can see, this uses your user credentials to submit the high scores from your game. You might want to use another password…

  5. Broxter says:

    Oooh… this may come in handy for a game I’m developing 🙂

  6. Blijbol says:

    And when his site goes down, there’s nothing you can do about it, since he hosts everything himself.

    The site doesn’t seem to mention anything about security either.

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