Adding social networking functionalities of 'triumphs' and 'standings'

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Adding social networking functionalities of 'triumphs' and 'standings'

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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The article Onyx Online

The article Onyx Online Could Turn iPhones Into Nifty Social Gaming Devices starts with:

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Onyx Online, for the iPhone, is kind of like Xbox Live. Sort of. The ambitious service is the brainchild of Trism developer Steve Demeter, who hopes to add a slew of "social media" features to iPhone games, like leaderboards, achievements, forums, and the like. There's even a ****ing contest feature, wherein Onyx-enabled games will allow players to view each other's profiles, scores, challenge friends, and see what games people are playing. ...

It seems to be similar to what Greenhous Interactive is providing, although this seems to be specifically only for iPhones.

- John O.

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