Sorry, not a very snappy title.
This is my first post and I thought I would do something different for a noob, instead of asking daft questions I am putting something up for you all to have a look at and comment on. Please feel free to offer any advice but also keep in mind that this is a work in progress and I am aware of the many short comings of the code. I also reserve the right to ask my 3 stupid questions in the near future <img src="smileys/smiley17.gif" border="0" align="middle" />
Please refrain from commenting on the website as it is a mess and used as a test bed for some other software I am testing and don?t comment on the game as it is merely the tutorial used to learn Construct2.
I came across Construct2 whilst looking for something to use on a project I will be conducting after xmas and I was very impressed with both the software and the support forum.
So, what have I done for you to look at and comment on? Well, in a nutshell, it allows users to register and login via Facebook, play a Game and record their score, lets them know if they are in the top 100 and displays a leader board of the top 100, the flow is as follows;
Login with Facebook button
If user is registered ?Welcome & display?
Else, adds to database then ?Welcome & display?
Displays users Facebook name (not needed, only to show what?s happening) the username is passed by the session handler and displayed in the game canvas (not stored in the Game)
Submit Score button (end of Game)
Canvas passes the score to the session handler along with the user information and stores them for a new user on that game or if the user has already played and gets a higher score the new high score is stored. They are then redirect to a page that lets them know their current rank
High Scores button
Take the user to the table of the top 100 ranked players
I probably haven?t explained all that it does very well but I hope you get the idea. Some of the things I know need doing are:
Tidy up the High Score table so that it is formatted appropriately
Tighten up the security
Update the session handler so that users can?t use F5, refresh or back
Add a condition to the Submitted page so that the user is aware that they haven?t beaten their old score
Add search function to top 100 page
Add the ability for users to update their Facebook page and notify friends
Tidy up the website <img src="smileys/smiley19.gif" border="0" align="middle" /> (lots of work)
The database queries I have built can do quite a bit more than is outlined here but I will explain those later.
I will leave the game and test online for a couple of weeks and would appreciate getting more than 100 users to see if the logic works as expected. As stated earlier, I would also appreciate any feedback regarding the system and I don?t mind criticism or suggestions.
Please note that I will not use any of your information other than these testing purposes and notify you when I have deleted the stored data. Also note that as I am working on this constantly things will change on a regular basis.
As soon as I am fully satisfied with everything I will write a tutorial for the community, however, please be patient as it may take up to a couple of months.
Sorry for the long winded post, please feel free to ask any questions and be sure to test.bmx-tube.com/play.php to test everything out.