Scorbit v1.2 is here! We’re really excited to get this new version of the app released that brings a number of new features and enhancements to the platform. As we roll into 2022, we’ve seen thousands of challenges fly through the system and got a ton of feedback from users so we gave the entire Challenges feature a major upgrade!
Here’s a rundown of what you’ll see in Scorbit v1.2:
We’ve taken all of your feedback and completely revamped the Scorbit challenge system for machines connected to the Scorbit platform (either with a Scorbitron installed or connected directly like on Jersey Jack Pinball Machines) The focus was all on transparency and to create a fair way to engage in a casual challenge. At the end of a game, you can tag as many people as you like to beat your score. Each tagged user each has a separate challenge which is tracked separately. You will receive a notification of the challenge, and you can accept or ignore them in your various feeds.
Now accepted challenges allow you to:
- Choose if you want to play the challenge NOW or LATER when you claim a slot on a machine. This requires you have the app open and handy!
- If you’ve accepted multiple, choose which challenge you want to play
Since the challenge creator got to pick a great game, you now have as many ATTEMPTS as you like to beat the score until the challenge expires, which is currently set to one week.
While you play a challenge, you can see the person you are challenging during game play and the score to beat.
Challenges will only show up in feeds if you follow the users involved, and when they do, they will display the winner and loser of the challenge. We think this is a great casual way to brag to your friends with a good score to beat and get a little competition going.
Pinball Machines Tab
We’ve updated the Pinball Machines tab with easier search features, finding machines based on distance, and more! On the default Pinball Machine search screen,alphabet navigation tabs can be used to quickly move through the list of machines to find the one you’re looking for.
Once you’ve found the machine, tap the map pin next to the name and the app shows a list of that specific title near you sorted by distance.
We’ve also improved handling of machines that share the same name (Like Guns N’ Roses (Data East) and Guns N’ Roses (JJP)). Now anytime the two are side by side in the app, codes will help distinguish them.
Anywhere there are Achievements in the app, we give you the option to view all the Achievements on the list, and see how many you’ve achieved. This is really useful from within the Pinball Machine Tab or Play Tab to know what to go after next. Along with that, we’ve added better display of mysterious achievements and other members of the same achievement group. Some game designers want you to see them, others prefer they remain partially obscured. We leave it up to them how much to reveal, but the “All Achievements” list at least gets you a sense of what remains.
Version 1.2 includes many behind-the-scenes feature enhancements, performance improvements, and changes to registration and user flows. We’ve improved handling of nearby machines, allows playing/claiming of slots in private venues with QR and manual navigation as long as you’re right next to the machine. The release has hundreds of bug fixes and small changes, and we’re super proud to share it all with you. We can’t wait to see all the fun games of pinball you play with Scorbit at your side!