The article at Greenhouse">http://forum.playgreenhouse.com/jforum/posts/list/994.page]Greenhouse Unveils Nitrogen Software Development Kit! starts with:
Quote:Greenhouse Interactive today announced that the Nitrogen Software Development Kit (SDK) is now available free of charge to independent developers seeking to enhance their games selected for the Greenhouse digital distribution service (www.playgreenhouse.com). Major tools offered in Nitrogen include the social networking functionalities of 'triumphs' and 'standings,' which will allow developers to reward players for their in-game accomplishments and then display them for the rest of the Greenhouse gaming community.
For those players who are addicted to video games at least partially for the competitive aspect, my concern is that this new tool will just help add to that problem for them by creating new categories of achievements and increasing the scope of the player base to compete against. On a related note, there is the thread ">http://www.olganon.org/?q=node/11846]"Blizzard Plans To Track Gamer Achievements Across 'WoW,' 'Starcraft' And 'Diablo'" article.
- John O.
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