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Scorbit Is Now Available on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory from Jersey Jack Pinball!​


Jersey Jack Pinball and Scorbit are at it again! After the amazing response to Scorbit being available on Guns N’ Roses from Jersey Jack Pinball, we got hard to work to bring Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to the Scorbit platform. With the release of the latest code update for Wonka, version 1.34 brings WiFi capability to the machines and with that, owners of machines can connect to Scorbit!

Connecting to Scorbit is easy! With new version 1.0.22 of the app, once a game is connected to WiFi, all you need to do is scan the QR code from the Scorbit menu. You can scan it with the app, from outside the app, whatever you like. If you don't have the app, it will install it. If you do, you can scan it anywhere. If you're an advanced user, you can use the traditional method and choose Activate Scorbit from the Edit Machine options.

If you like a little more detail, you can follow the few steps needed to connect as outlined in the Scorbit Knowledge Base.

Once you’ve got your machine connected to Scorbit, it’s now connected to the universe of pinball on the Scorbit platform. That means you can submit your scores to keep track of your personal bests and brag to your followers. You can challenge your friends to beat your scores and best of all, you can use ScorbitVision to create leaderboards of your game to use on livestreams or on displays in your game room. Just go to sv.scorbit.io and log in with your Scorbit username and password to get started!

Note that along with the connection, there are settings to add or remove the QR graphic that appears during attract or prior to launching the first ball on the game. This QR graphic is used to give you Scorbit status, automatically connect the app to the game session where you can claim your player slots, watch it live, or submit your scores to the leaderboard. You can also print out the QR code for placing on scorecards or your lockdown bar, and remove the graphic from the screen using the game menu options. We have found that for multi-players, it really helps get people connected and claiming scores.

Now that Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is online with Scorbit, you can see the Global Leaderboard for all scores on Wonka on Scorbit. Check out the Wonka CE/LE Leaderboard and the Wonka Regular Edition Leaderboard.

Make sure you install the Scorbit app to make this all happen! Download it today from the Apple App Store</a> or the Google Play Store.

We can’t wait to see all your scores come up on Scorbit as you play Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory/Thanks to our pals at Jersey Jack Pinball for making the connected pinball magic happen again!

Thanks,

-Jay, Ron and Brian
https://scorbit.io
 
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Quick Scorbit app update: v1.0.24 Release

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In addition to many bug fixes, two important feature changes:

1. Any leaderboard created with ScorbitVision will now appear in the Waiting to Start game session screens (and leaderboard viewing screens) if they are associated with the machine you're viewing, public, and created/owned by the person who owns the machine. For example, you could create a leaderboard for a machine specific to your local pinball league for a machine, make it public, and now anyone playing will see that leaderboard in the carousel while waiting to play.

2. If you open the app or return to the home screen from within a venue and have location set up properly, the app will launch with the machine list for that venue. This is particularly useful for home users which are always in the same venue (their house) and want to skip the venue list. There will be more controls over the venues and venue listing in the next release.

v1.0.24 Release Notes:

-Various performance improvements and bug fixes
-Corrects Android WiFi pairing bug for some OS/hardware combinations (Thanks Julian!)
-App will now launch inside a venue if you're standing in it by default.
-Tapping machine title leaderboard icons now takes you to larger leaderboard view.
-Added public custom leaderboards from ScorbitVision to game screens (useful for pinball leagues!)
-Fixed a pairing bug that caused install to get stuck (Thanks Neil!)
-Fixed searching for venues with apostrophes
 
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We have identified some quality control issues on these right angle USB-C connectors:

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If your Scorbitron had these in your package and you experience any screen difficulties, try bypassing it as a test and let us know. Some work well and apparently some do not. We are addressing these space constraints with a different type of USB-C connector in the next revision of the board.
 
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Scorbit v1.0.25 and ScorbitVision Update

You can’t keep pinball down, can you? We’re so happy to see so many of our favorite locations around the world open back up as safe environments to play pinball in. From Free Gold Watch in San Francisco to Jackbar in Brooklyn, we’re excited to see more location pinball played and we hope Scorbit becomes a part of your pinball experience.

To keep up with re-opening of location pinball as well as the increasing number of home pinball players on Scorbit, our team at Scorbit HQ has been hard at work lately, looking at how players interact with the Scorbit mobile app. The results of this work can be seen in the latest app version, v1.0.25, and rolling out a major revision to ScorbitVision! We’re super excited to share all the details with you and hope this makes playing pinball with Scorbit even better!

ScorbitVision: New Leaderboards and Introducing...Comboboards

Today’s release of ScorbitVision is our first major update since launching and has some important changes! ScorbitVision is a set of web-based tools that allow you to create leaderboard views, live scoreboard views, and streaming views. These website leaderboards and scoreboards are designed with large screens in mind, like in game rooms and arcades. The streaming tools, called Streamboards, are designed for integration into OBS or streaming software to make your Twitch streams look even better.

With this new update to ScorbitVision, we've rolled out new filters, new ways to combine your machine with others, event-oriented boards, and many new options. We're also sharing for the first time - Comboboards! Comboboards are a more flexible way to combine leaderboards and scoreboards on the same screen, which in turn can be added to Slideshows to put all your machines' scores and results up in big lights!

The Scorbit mobile app includes various leaderboards as part of the app by default. If you visit a specific machine, you'll see those leaderboards in a carousel, such as “Global Top Scores”, “My Top Scores”, or “Last Month” Scores. However, if you create leaderboards for specific machines that are public (such as a local game league's rankings for a particular game), those leaderboards will also show up in the app. That way, when someone goes to play, they can browse those leaderboards without accessing a web page.

In the future, we'll add more web friendly views for various other applications, as well as expose our API for others to do the same.

Leaderboard Enhancements

In addition to some massive speed and performance enhancements, we received a ton of feedback from users about clever and fun use cases for leaderboards, so we went to work and created some new and powerful options! Whether you're a home user, arcade owner, league organizer, or just want to provide some useful inspiration to play at your best, now you can..

Here’s a rundown of the new feature details:

“All Scores” or “One Score Per Player"

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Have a player in your league that saves hundreds of scores a day and paints your leaderboards with the same name? Select “One Score Per Player” and only the highest score from that player will appear on that list. Note that this is specific to a single machine, so if that hotshot does it on two of the same title in different places, they could show up more than once!

Variable Number of Machines and User Filters

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Want to have a single leaderboard that mixes scores from machines you choose from more than one location? A global list of every machine on Earth from a single title? Maybe just an infinite leaderboard from a single machine? How about filtering for just your league players? All this is now possible from the leaderboard generator.

  • Single: In a single machine mode, the leaderboard represents scores posted to a single machine only.</li>
  • Global: In global mode, the leaderboard represents scores for that title from all over the world.</li>
  • Merged Machines: In list mode, a leaderboard can represent any merged combinations of machines. You can search for someone's machine on the Scorbit platform, and now the leaderboards are shown as a single high score list.</li>
  • User Filter: If you want to limit a board to just a subset of users, you can create this as a filter. Add all the players of your league and display them separately.</li>

Time Options

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One of the most exciting new options we're announcing is the new leaderboard “Time Options.” You can now choose between a number of different time modes for a specific board:

  • All Time: This mode is perfect for a list of all scores ever recorded for a machine from the day it was connected to Scorbit. This list can exist even if the game is transferred to another account, and never lies.
  • Boxed: This is a limited date range that you specify. This might be useful to create a leaderboard for an event or expo, the begins and ends when you say it does.
  • Last Calendar: Want to have a leaderboard representing the last calendar year? Last month or last week? Maybe yesterday or the last hour? With the Last Calendar option, it knows to reset the leaderboard at the end of that period.
  • Rolling: Rolling allows you to specify a number of days that "roll" forward, so you can have leaderboards for things like last 7 days, last 30 days, last 100 days, etc.

Machine Groups

All leaderboards (and Scorbit overall) now respect “Machine Groups.” You may not be aware of this, but all of our pinball machine data comes straight from the OPDB (Open Pinball Database) and we recognize sometimes machines have the same title, but different playfields, upper playfields, or game physics depending on the edition. When the physics are the same, we group them, and when they are truly different games they stand on their own. This way you can share scores on a leaderboard with your billionaire cousin who has that collector's edition.

Scorbit Mobile App v1.0.25 Release

ScorbitVision isn’t all we’ve been working on. The Scorbit Mobile App team has been hard at work and with today’s release we’re excited to share a number of important and highly requested new features around Viewing Preferences.

Automatic Saving to Leaderboard

Previously on Scorbit, when you finished a game, you would have to press the "Save to Leaderboard" for your scores to be posted. There has been an auto-submit score preference, but it required the app to be open to the game in order for that to happen. Now, if you have this preference selected (via Account Menu > Settings > Playing Preferences) and a player slot is claimed (chages from “Player 1” to “You”), it will save the score to the leaderboard regardless of the state of the app at the time the game is complete.

It is important to note that you still must claim a player slot, as otherwise we don't know who is playing. Users have found that it's a good practice to either claim the slots using the QR codes (or printed QR codes) at the start of games, or to use the auto-claim feature (which still will always require the app to be open at the start of a game as a identity validation feature).

Default Opening in a Venue

Now if you're within 500 ft. of a venue, the default is to open the app inside that venue and list the machines. This is great for home users who aren't hopping from venue to venue and want to just see their machines right away. If you don’t want this, it can be overridden by new preferences below.

View Preference: Home Venue

If you select this preference in Account Menu > Settings > Viewing Preferences, it will prompt you for a Home Venue. Once selected, the app will ALWAYS open inside that venue, regardless of where you are, and list the machines first. You can still navigate to other venues, but this is useful for folks who primarily play at one place and want to force it regardless of the phone's location.

View Preference: Always List Venues

This is basically the opposite of the Home Venue selection. This allows you to force the app to always open to a list of nearby venues, based on the radius defined in the radius preference below. This option is useful for players who often play on location and move throughout a city to find the best location for pinball.

Viewing Distance Radius

This allows you to force-set the distance from your phone to include in any venue list displayed on the app. The default is 10 miles, so depending on where you live and how many locations are around you, you can adjust the app to make it more convenient for you.

Favorites!

Have a favorite place to play pinball? Now you can mark your favorites! There’s now a star next to any venue name when you view the venue machine list. If you tap that star, it will turn red, and that venue is now on your favorites list. If the venue is within the distance radius, it will appear on top of your venue list, with any number of venues you want to favorite.

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And that’s a wrap on the latest releases from Scorbit! In addition to these great new features, we fixed a lot of bugs in this release and are happy to report that the app and platform are working better than ever. Now that location pinball is happening again, now is the best time to get on Scorbit and play some connected pinball! Don’t have the Scorbit app yet? Download it today from the Apple Appstore or the Google Play Store.


Thanks and have fun out there and put some good scores!

-The Scorbit Team
 
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Hello Scorbit Fans!

We've created a how-to video around how to use ScorbitVision. This explains how to use all the various features of Scoreboards, Leaderboards, Comboboards, Slideshows, and Streamboards.

What are those things? You can watch the video, but we've also broken into chapters to make it easy:

ScorbitVision Overview:


Scoreboards:


Leaderboards:


Comboboards:


Slideshows:


Streamboards:


Hopefully you find these videos useful! We can't wait to see what you all create.
 
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Scorbit v1.1.0 Release


We’re excited to share the latest, action-packed version of the Scorbit app ! This version is the convergence of a number of new features both within the app and in the Scorbit service that have been requested by many of the great pinball players in the Scorbit community. With the addition of thousands of new users we also have been focused on ensuring our infrastructure is scaling well. This is just the beginning, there are many more features coming soon!

Scorbit is designed to be your pinball playing companion. With a number of the new automated scoring features, push notifications and alerts, sharing your victories, game reports and leaderboard improvements, we hope to continue to enhance your love of pinball and get more people into playing!

Activity Feed​

  • Now, any notifications you receive can be viewed in the Account Menu > Activity feed
  • Any notifications you may have missed, or ones you want to check again, can now be reviewed in a single place
  • Activity notifications link to scores or challenge screens.
  • Within a notification, you can click on the scores or players referenced in the Activity items
  • Items can be marked read/unread or deleted
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New Sharing Options​

  • If you have claimed a score, finish a game, and choose to save to leaderboard, there is now a new sharing screen
  • This sharing launchpad allows you to let others know about your amazing game!
  • Add a victory photo: Now any game can have a photo attached to either prove your score or share the moment of celebration! Share score: Had a great score? You now can share your score and photo outside of the app, to social media, or save to your phone.
  • Challenge: Tag any Scorbit user you want and they will get an invite to beat your score.
    • If they accept, the next time they play that title it will count against the challenge.
    • No need to play it now! If you accept, Scorbit will remember and will keep track of which challenges you’ve accepted or rejected, first accepted, first played.
    • All your challenges, accepted, rejected, or completed will now show up in Account Menu > Challenges
    • Any completed challenges will show up in your community feed and your profile.
    • Challenges will soon generate notifications in an upcoming release, but you can already set if you wish to receive those notifications in your notification preferences
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Score Details and Game Visualizations​

  • Clicking on any score in the community feed, on a profile, or in your activity feed and it will take you to a score detail screen
  • The screen includes a “score card” at the top with various information including, who, what, when, and other info
  • Beneath the score card is a new beta feature, a game visualization!
  • The game visualization is a quick visual of the game over time, including indications of stacked modes, events and other interesting infographics that bring a whole new way to analyze and remember your games.
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Flips and Ranking​

  • All scores now have a flip button that allows you to show your appreciation of another player’s awesome effort. Pressing the flip button once will be seen by everyone, and pressing it again removes your flip.
  • Scores now include a ranking level based on all the scores world-wide for that game title. These are designed to be playful and silly, but they are permanent based on the time the score was completed!
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Push Notifications​

  • Users will now receive push notification if a person they follow achieves:
    • A top score on a specific pinball machine
    • or
    • A top score on a game title.
  • You may opt out of any notification type in the Account Menu > Settings > Notifications
  • You may receive notifications on any number of devices you wish.
  • If you share a device, it will use the most recent logged in user.
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Other Important Changes​

  • The Save to Leaderboard screen will now appear again if you return to that machine but didn’t cancel or trash the score! Handy if you left the area to do a victory lap (or go get another drink) and forgot to save.
  • The Waiting to Start screens now include:
    • Global Top Players (one score per player)
    • Global Top Scores (all top scores),
    • Any public leaderboard associated with that machine in ScorbitVision!
  • Game sessions now have better, more stable handling and faster response time
  • Many bug fixes!
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Don’t have the Scorbit app yet? Download it today from the Apple Appstore or the Google Play Store.

We can't wait to see what the Scorbit community thinks of this release! We hope you like it and it makes playing, and sharing, pinball a little bit easier and more fun.

-The Scorbit Team

P.S... Read our blog post on our website here.
 
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Scorbit v1.1.2 Release Notes

• Clicking on any score in any leaderboard now takes you to that score details screen
• Adds sharing button to score details screen to share score card or score card with photo
• Waiting to Start leaderboard carousel increased to 10 seconds per board
• Updated tab bar with increased size of Scorbit button (Play tab)
• Machine lists are now alphabetized everywhere
• Increased maximum viewing distance to 200 miles for our Norwegian friends
• Camera screen now uses correct aspect ratio mask to ensure WYSIWYG
• Photos added now combine with shared scores resulting in a square aspect ratio for social platforms
• Increases stability and reliability of flip (+1) buttons throughout app
• Autocorrect is now disabled in all search entries (machines, venue and people)
• Adjusted some screen resolutions to fit more scores on the screen
• Corrects some challenges not displaying victory card in community feed
• Fixes problem where venues were not showing on score details screen
• Fixes user preferences infinite switching back and forth
• Fixes glitch on new installations causing welcome message to hang app
• Fixes unclaimed game sessions from saving incorrectly to leaderboard
• Fixes countdown timer to not start incorrectly on unclaimed game
• Reduced area on score cards in feeds so it is easier to click on score details
• Fixes occasional issue where push notifications would click through to the wrong score details screen
• Fixes issue where auto-claim preference doesn't stick after setting to ON.
• Fixes issue where photo, when removed from sharing screen, would get added anyway
• Fixes "Load More" being below screen for adding people lists
 
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Scorbit v1.1.3 Release Notes:

• Performance uplift, Community and Challenges now render faster
• Verification emails are now working again
• Fixes Challenges menu to render winning challenges of all followed players
• Fixes behavior of Challenges menu when there are no inbound challenges
• Corrects sharing of challenges outside the app after game is over
• Expired challenges are no longer displayed or presented with “accept” buttons
 

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I don't own a scorbit but have used the app...
What happens if someone takes a photo of a score but inputs the score wrong (an extra digit) and then becomes no1 in the world, or selects the wrong pin (AFM instead of RFM for example).
Is there a way to report or edit incorrect scores?

Only applies for pins without scorbit installed
 
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While we have a way to report individuals that post inappropriately (long press on their profile), we will be adding quick reporting for a number of things soon. Broken machines, incorrect scores, abuse, or general feedback for operators.

We will also be adding the ability for you to unsave incorrect scores and save unsaved (but claimed) scores.

Last but not least, you can email support@scorbit.io.

-Jay
 
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Thanks, Neil.

Just for everyone's info, the normal Comboboards can handle dynamically up to 6. (2-up, 3-up side by side, 4-up as 2x2, 5-up, and 6-up as 3x3)

If you select High Density in your Comboboard option, you can select 7 or more, up to 20. If it's 7-12 boards, it will be 3 rows of 4. If it's 13-20 boards, it will be 4 rows of 5.
 
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Just a couple quick updates...

You may notice that Scoreboards now have an option to show leaderboards when they are idle. This works both on regular scoreboards or comboboards.
We also just added timing controls, so scoreboards will flash back and forth between an idle scoreboard and leaderboard based on the seconds you choose.

Finally, we added two new Streamboards, called HD Lower Thirds (vertical and horizontal). These are designed for streamers who want a more professional look to their live scores when embedding them in a stream.
 

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Anyone placing/looking at Scorbit order, as I'm after another one for a Bally SS and we could share the postage?
 
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Scorbit v1.1.4 - Announcing the Scorbit Open Achievement Platform​


Today Scorbit launches Achievements! This is a free, open platform that works across hundreds of pinball titles from the 1970's to modern games. It is compatible with any manufacturer, from any location, across 50 years of pinball. No, really, that's what we said! Let's start with a video!


Achievement FAQ​


What's all this about achievements?​


I know, we talk a lot about achievements, and have for many years. Let's start by explaining what we mean:

Achievements are easter eggs. They are magical little bonuses or badges that you receive for doing fun things that you discover. Sometimes, achievements are simple, other times, impossibly hard. They can be fun to collect or share with others. Sometimes they can motivate a certain type of play, even with a game that you've grown tired of twenty years ago.

To cook up an achievement, you have to decide what triggers it, and how complex it is. Is it something you an unlock while playing a single game, or does it require many games to achieve it? Does it require playing different titles, from different eras? Do you have to be in a specific location? Are scores involved, or specific people? Is time a factor?

Scorbit spent years thinking about these things, considering how to make something like this really open. Today, we're launching our achievement platform. We say "platform" because that what it is, it's a foundation on which game designers, developers, operators, venue owners, players and others can create and express ideas that transcend what is possible from plunge to drain.

Why an open platform?​


For the scope of this to work, the platform has to be open to anyone who wants access to it, and that is what we have built. We needed great game designer minds to come up with the first ones, so it's not a surprise we're launching this with Jersey Jack. To do so, we gave them access to our API (application programming interface) to play with and figure out how they wanted to start using it. What one game designer dreamed up was different from others, and will likely change and evolve over time. Other manufacturers are already coding against it with plans to launch achievements on Scorbit.

After Jersey Jack, the team at Scorbit will release achievements for game titles going as far back as there are electronic machines. The more sophisticated the game, the more opportunities for fun achievements.

Remember, the Scorbit Achievement Platform works across hundreds of titles. It isn't limited to JJP, it works with solid states from the 70s and 80s, DMDs from the 90s, and even LCD games currently manufactured. It works on any manufacturer's games.

On day one, Jersey Jack did the work over the past year and came up with some fun ones on their entire catalog of games, and will roll each one out successively starting with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. You'll soon see them on all JJP's titles.

In the future, we will expose the Achievement creator to not only manufacturers, but also venue owners, operators, and other users who can craft unique achievements associated with the games they have on location. Achievement unlocked, free beer at the bar! When we said open, we meant fully open! First we will get the mechanics well tested, then release it publicly.

What kind of achievements can you tell us about?​


At the highest level, achievements can be real-time, or be calculated post-game, depending on the ingredients. Ingredients are what we mentioned previously, scores, targets, modes, time, titles, locations, speed, tournament participation..

Achievements can be permanent, meaning once you earn them you have them forever, or trophy, meaning you can lost them to someone else.

Some require completing tasks within a single game, others across multiple games. All are stored in your Scorbit profile, so it travels with you.

How can this work on a game that was made 30 years ago?​


When Scorbit is installed in any vintage game, we have real-time data. For example, in a DMD game, we can optionally change the display, so in some cases we are able to display these achievements and other messages right on the DMD. We know the game state, the modes, and scores, all in real-time. That being said, there are hundreds of game titles out there. Our challenge is to create these achievements over time, in a respectful way working with as much original design talent as we can.

You mentioned tournaments above, how does this relate?​


Match Play and DTM have taken advantage of the Scorbit open platform and have released integrations with Scorbit that are fairly extensive. They rely on the platforms being open and span across machines of any manufacturer to work. The people behind both of those software platforms plan much further integrations as we continue our strong partnerships with them. The more these systems use our API, the more we can do to use them as triggers.

You can learn more about Match Play here:


Also the next generation of Match Play integrations here:


Drain Tournament Manager information can be found here:


How do I unlock achievements?​


To access achievements, all you need to do is download the free Scorbit app, log in, start a game and claim a player slot by tapping the player number. A fully integrated game will respond, especially in the case of JJP. Once the game and cloud knows that you're playing, your actions begin to count towards earning that achievement.

Not all achievements are awarded for game play! Scorbit also is aware of venues, people, time, blood alcohol level, and shoe size.

Where do I view achievements?​


When you unlock an achievement, it may be displayed on the game, or sometimes just in the app. You receive push notifications (which can be muted) for achievements you receive. For major achievements, your followers on Scorbit will also be notified.

You can see what other players are scoring or achieving via their profile. Clicking on the "stats" button for any player allows you to see all their vital information, including a machine-by-machine listing of achievements and scores they have earned.

Anyway, there's a lot to unpack here, so we'll leave some to mystery. :) Release notes and press release below.

Thanks,

-Jay, Ron & Brian

Scorbit v1.1.4 Release Notes:​


- Achievements​


• You can unlock achievements based on real-time game activity or other combinations of factors
• Some achievements are displayed, some more mysterious
• Trophy achievements can only be held by a single player at any time
• Achievements can now be viewed in your user profile or other user's profile as they are achieved
• Achievements details screen describes the achievement and how it's been achieved
• You receive a notification when you achieve something, and it appears in your profile and activity feed
• You receive a notification when someone you follow achieves a major or trophy achievement
• You can mute notifications from individual players on their profile with the mute button
• You can turn off all achievement notifications in the Account Menu > Settings > Notifications

- User Profile​


• User profile now has Scores / Achievements / Challenges tab
• Mute button added to stop notifications from a single user
• Initials and full name added to profile
• IFPA Player Number added to Profile Edit screen
• Stats view added with player Statistics and Scores/Achievements tab
• Statistics tab includes various fields about a player's performance, including IFPA Rank
• Scores/Achievements tab allows you to see all saved scores or achievements for a specific game title

• Challenges now can be accepted on score details screen
• Challenges now will notify you and appear in your Activity feed
• Save to Leaderboard screen now correctly locates score ranking on machine leaderboard
• Improvements to manual score submission flow and photo upload
• Improvements to Community tab performance
• Fixes incorrect aspect ratio on some manual score photo library or camera images
• Fixes tool tip text for notifications regarding top scores

Scorbit official blog post:

https://scorbit.io/scorbit-announces-global-achievement-platform-for-pinball/

Press Release:​


Scorbit Announces Global Achievement Platform for Pinball​

Jersey Jack Pinball Releases Integrated Support for Entire Catalog of Games


SAN FRANCISCO - Sep. 23, 2021​


Scorbit, the leader in connected pinball, is excited to announce Achievements, the latest in a series of features compatible with hundreds of games across thousands of connected pinball machines around the world. Jersey Jack Pinball continues their long history of pinball innovation with full support of Scorbit achievements, launching first on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, followed by the rest of the Jersey Jack Pinball game library. Achievements on Scorbit for more games from other manufacturers will follow shortly thereafter.

Since launching in 2020, Scorbit’s open platform has welcomed thousands of pinball players who have posted hundreds of thousands of scores to the Scorbit app. Arcade owners and pinball operators have embraced the platform, allowing players at locations to connect to Scorbit easily and utilize the advanced tools provided by Scorbit. With an established platform, the latest addition of the Scorbit Achievement Platform API is fully open to all game manufacturers and connects with Scorbit’s already existing global network. Achievements work with the Scorbit app, ScorbitVision and other software integrations already available. The platform bridges all of these features from games manufactured over fifty years of pinball, right up to modern machines today.

Jersey Jack Pinball is also excited to launch full support of the achievement platform as the next step in their partnership with Scorbit. With deeply integrated achievements designed and implemented by the creators of each game, Jersey Jack Pinball games will be even more competitive for players. Achievements appear in real-time on the game displays as well as within the Scorbit app, and are visible on Scorbit user profiles.

Achievements are new goals for games that can be set up by the developers of a game, a venue owner, or an operator. There are a variety of goals that can be used, including real-time achievements that appear on the game displays, meta achievements that can transcend between games, locations, or titles, and trophy achievements that are only held by one person in the world at a time. Achievements can be based on game play, time, location, people and other users, or a number of other ingredients at the discretion of the game designers. Using Scorbit, games from the past have an entirely new twist when achievements are added to the platform.

As you play, supporting games will tell you if you have unlocked achievements on their own display, including vintage games and DMDs from the 1990s and 2000s. In addition to this real-time display, players are notified of their achievements by the Scorbit mobile app and visible on player’s feeds and profiles.This is all side-by-side with Scorbit’s already existing automated leaderboards, challenges, and real-time scoring.

“Scorbit’s open platform API makes it easy for companies like Jersey Jack Pinball to integrate their games,” said Jay Adelson, Chairman and Co-Founder of Scorbit. “They are being joined by most of the pinball manufacturers, designers, and creative community to enhance game play everywhere.”

“We chose to work with Scorbit to launch achievements because we believe in open, accessible platforms,” said Jack Guarnieri, Founder of Jersey Jack Pinball. “Players like being able to put both their old games and their JJP games on the same system, and since our launch of online support, Scorbit has proven they are the platform to do this.”

Combined with Scorbit’s in-app Challenges, Leaderboards, and exciting visuals from ScorbitVision, pinball is way more fun with Scorbit.

ABOUT SCORBIT

Scorbit (Spinner Systems, Inc.) is a first-of-its-kind, wireless and real-time platform that connects solid-state, DMD and LCD pinball machines to the Internet. With the Scorbit Mobile App and the Scorbitron device for pinball machines, Scorbit has been connecting machines and tournaments since 2015. The implications are nothing short of a pinball revolution, bringing pinball machines and players into the digital age – while increasing plays and revenue for operators and fun for collectors.

ABOUT JERSEY JACK PINBALL

Jersey Jack Pinball (JJP) is the industry leader in quality and technical innovation, creating groundbreaking pinball machines for seasoned players, collectors, and newcomers to the game. Designed and manufactured in the United States, JJP’s state-of-the-art games are conceived on a foundation of pinball’s rich history and engineered with an unflinching eye toward its future. Easy to play – difficult to master, their award-winning games feature several industry firsts, including the use of LCD screens, RGB LED lighting, Bluetooth and Wi-fi connectivity, interactive camera, rich audio, and innovative industry leading technology. JJP brings Pinball machines into the 21st century, designed to provide an enhanced player experience, engage hardcore players and draw new players to the game.
 

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Jay and the Scorbit guys were talking about achievements two years ago when I first saw Scorbit at Expo. Awesome how these are going to be added to older games!


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