So this week Pyramid Plunge has been listed on alphabetagamer (https://www.alphabetagamer.com/pyramid-plunge-beta-sign-up/) and that has caused quite a big surge on Discord. There’s over 60 users now on the channel which is awesome!
As soon as I saw those players coming in, I decided to pause on everything, and add something to Discord to make hopefully make it more interesting to the players.
The game already had leaderboards for each difficulty of the single player (Tourists = Beginner, Returning Visitor = Medium, Badass = Hard). There’s also the leaderboard for Pyramid of the Day (which resets every 24 hours). And I thought … “wouldn’t it be cool if the player got some kind of recognition in Discord when they top the leaderboards?”. So that is what I focused on this week.
I created a bot (which I called Giorgio 🙂 ), and through it you can query the current leaderboard status directly from Discord. Moreover, the bot will check if those in the top 10 should be given a title. So they would be shown under Tourists, Returning Visitor or Badass according to the difficulty they played in.
In the case of Pyramid of the Day, only the first one will be recognized and highlighted in Discord as Pharaoh of the Day, and a crown will also be placed near his username. Of course this only lasts for one day 🙂
There are instructions in this new build how to link your discord in order for your scores to be recognized by the discord bot.
Multiplayer session with Judo Cruise Gaming (Youtuber)
Also this week I had the pleasure to record a multiplayer session with Judo Cruise Gaming. We used Parsec for this. Enjoy!https://www.youtube.com/embed/LassmCCs98s